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Welcome to our hospital

At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Tallahassee, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Located in Tallahassee, we are a leading provider of inpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech language pathology for stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury and other complex neurological and orthopedic conditions.

Using clinical collaboration and advanced technologies, we provide a personalized care plan designed to meet your unique needs and help you achieve your goals.

Our inpatient rehabilitation hospital uses an interdisciplinary team approach that includes physical, speech and occupational therapists, rehabilitation physicians, rehabilitation nurses, case managers, dietitians and more, combined with our advanced technology and expertise, to help you achieve your goals. You will receive at least three hours of therapy five days per week while under the constant care of registered nurses, many of whom specialize in rehabilitation, and frequent independent private practice physician* visits.

Rehabilitation is covered in full or part by most health insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid. Our hospital has contracts with most major insurance companies and is willing to negotiate with other companies, as needed.

*The hospital provides access to independent physicians.

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Superior amenities at our hospitals

76 Beds

Televisions

Telephones

Free WiFi

Tours available

family lounge

Day room

Cafeteria

Courtyard

Pet friendly

Volunteers

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We proudly display our Gold Seal of Approval™

Joint Commission Accreditation

By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for healthcare quality and safety, our hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission.

Stroke Rehabilitation

Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in stroke rehabilitation.

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The following region contains a Google 3D virtual tour feature that allows a user to view the Encompass Health facility. To assist screen reader users in understanding what is presented in the 3D virtual tour, each image view is independently described within lists that can be found under each linked heading. The room links below our virtual tour leave this website and go directly to Google maps to walk through the hospital.

Please click on the arrows to navigate through the hallways on each floor. Use the "L" options on the right-hand side of the tour window below to navigate through different areas/floors of the hospital for a full virtual tour. See a key to "L" areas below.

  • Lobby/Foyer of hospital accessed through main hospital entrance.
  • Main desk in lobby entrance for receptionist and admitting area.
  • Chairs for patients and visitors to use.
  • Hallway leading to other areas of the hospital.
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  • a. Multiple tables and chairs for patients and visitors to eat together.
  • Buffet style food area with menu, utensils, and condiments to choose.
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  • Multiple tables throughout therapy gym to assist in patient therapies.
  • Exercise equipment throughout gym to be used with technologies in therapy sessions.
  • Small stairs to assist in building patient’s strength.
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  • Shared patient room with two beds, sink, bathroom, TV and chairs for visitors.
  • Wardrobes for storage with a curtain to divide room between patient beds.
  • Window with exterior view.

Leadership and staff

Dale Neely, CEO
DALE NEELY

Chief Executive Officer

Dale began his healthcare career in 1998 as a physical therapist with Encompass Health in Florence, Alabama.

Dale began his healthcare career in 1998 as a physical therapist with Encompass Health in Florence, Alabama. After receiving his Master of Business Administration (MBA), he went to work for Hospital Corporation of America as an associate administrator and advanced to chief operating officer at HCA facilities in Georgia and Florida. He joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Tallahassee in December of 2012. A Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, Dale received a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Tennessee and a MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.

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Stelle Lancaster MD
STEELE LANCASTER

Medical Director

Dr. Lancaster obtained a degree in biological sciences graduating magna cum laude from Florida State University.

Dr. Lancaster obtained a degree in biological sciences graduating magna cum laude from Florida State University with induction into Phi Beta Kappa. He obtained his medical degree at Florida State University College of Medicine where his first two years of medical education were completed in Tallahassee, and his last two years of clinical rotation training were performed at Orlando Regional Florida Hospital. Dr. Lancaster also completed a sub-internship in internal medicine at Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. His residency was completed in internal medicine at the University of South Florida with training at Tampa General Hospital, Moffit Cancer Center and the James A Haley VA. After working and training in 13 different medical hospitals and institutions across the country, Dr. Lancaster founded North Florida Rehab Solutions (NFRS) in 2018. NFRS is a private medical practice specializing in delivering hospital-quality internal medicine to a population requiring advanced rehabilitation. Dr. Lancaster is the medical director of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Tallahassee.

Dr. Lancaster is an independent private practice physician.

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Lynn Dorvil
LYNN DORVIL, MHA

Business Development Director

Lynn brings ten years of health care administration experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Tallahassee.

Lynn brings 10 years of health care administration experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Tallahassee. In addition to her time at Encompass Health, her healthcare background in health care includes working with the Area Agency on Aging, Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare, FSU College of Medicine with FSU SeniorHealth and FSU TeleHealth in Tallahassee; Kindred Healthcare, Houston Methodist West and Sound Physicians in Houston, TX. She is responsible for the business development department which includes business development, sales, marketing and admissions. A native of Miami, FL, Lynn matriculated through Florida A&M University earning a bachelor's degree in health administration in 2007 and a master's degree in health administration in 2012.

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Lisa Hamilton
Lisa Hamilton

Director of Case Management

Lisa has served as the director of case management for Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Tallahassee since February of 2019.

Lisa has served as the director of case management for Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Tallahassee since February of 2019. She began her career in healthcare in 1995 after completing her bachelor’s degree in social science at Florida State University in 1993. Then, she went on to achieve an associate degree in nursing from Tallahassee Community College in 1995. The first eight years of Lisa’s nursing career were in the role of home health field registered nurse; and in 2003, she began working in the capacity of liaison/patient care coordinator for home health and home infusion companies in Tallahassee. In January of 2017, Lisa moved into the care transition coordinator role for Encompass Health Home Health Tallahassee then transferred into the role of branch director before moving into her current role.

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Heidi Roeck Simmons
HEIDI ROECK-SIMMONS, DOT/OTR

Director of Therapy Operations

Heidi is the director of therapy operations at Encompass Hospital of Tallahassee.

Heidi is the director of therapy operations at Encompass Hospital of Tallahassee. Prior to joining Encompass Health, she served for more than 20 years in various leadership roles including director of therapy, clinical consultant and vice president of therapy operations. Heidi also served as a gubernatorial-assigned board member to the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy from 2013-2015. Heidi holds both a bachelor’s and a doctoral degree in occupational therapy.

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Jacquelyn Steele
JACQUELYN STEELE, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Human Resources Director

Jacki brings nearly 20 years of human resources experience to Encompass Health.

Jacki brings nearly 20 years of human resources experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Tallahassee. She is responsible for the human resources department, which includes recruitment, employee engagement, benefits and employee development. New to healthcare but not HR, Jacki has worked at Florida State University, Tallahassee Community College, the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. She also served as the director of human resources for the Florida Commission on Human Relations. A native of Tallahassee, Jacki attended Tallahassee Community College, Florida State University earning a bachelor's degree in political science, and Villanova University earning a master's degree in human resource development. Jacki also holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification from the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) and a Senior Credentialed Professional (SHRM-SCP) Certification from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

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Jennifer Spooner
JENNIFER SPOONER

Controller

Jennifer brings 20 years of accounting and finance experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Tallahassee.

Jennifer brings 20 years of accounting and finance experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Tallahassee. In addition to Encompass Health, her background in healthcare includes working with Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare as well as serving as the controller for Southeastern Urological Center, P.A. She is responsible for all accounting functions including patient business services, accounts payable, payroll and purchasing. Born and raised in Tallahassee, Jennifer earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Florida State University.

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Todd Steffy
TODD STEFFY

Director of Plant Operations

Todd graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry.

Todd graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. He served in the Navy Nuclear Power program for eight years and earned a Master of Science in Management from Troy State University. He comes to Encompass Health with a diverse background in the operations and maintenance of a variety of mechanical and electrical systems.

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Val Sullivan
Valerie Sullivan, PT, MS, CWS

Director of Quality and Risk Management

Val is a licensed healthcare risk manager and a certified wound specialist.

Val is a licensed healthcare risk manager and a certified wound specialist. She has been a clinician and educator in wound management and healthcare for the past 25 years. She was formerly the clinical manager of advanced wound care services and hyperbaric medicine at Capital Regional Medical Center. Val earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Slippery Rock University, a master’s degree in movement science education from Florida State University, and a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from Florida A&M University. As a member of the United States Women’s National Rugby Team from 1990-1992, Val helped lead the U.S. to the first Women’s Rugby World Cup Championship in 1991 in Cardiff, Wales.

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Nancy Anne Teems
NANCY ANNE TEEMS, MSN, RN, CNRN

Chief Nursing Officer

Nancy Anne brings almost 24 years of nursing experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation of Tallahassee.

Nancy Anne brings almost 24 years of nursing experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation of Tallahassee. She has held various leadership positions throughout her career in acute care and is a trusted nurse leader in the community. Nancy Anne received her bachelor's degree in nursing from Florida State University in 1997 and received her master's degree in nursing from the University of South Alabama with a concentration in executive nurse administration in 2011.  She is also a certified neuroscience registered nurse. Nancy Anne has a passion for high-quality and safe patient care.

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