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Welcome to Encompass Health Toms River

We know that choosing where to receive care after a life-changing illness or injury is an important decision for you and your loved ones. At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Toms River, we are committed to helping you get back to what matters most. Located in Toms River, we are a leading provider of inpatient rehabilitation for stroke, brain injury, hip fracture and other complex neurological and orthopedic conditions.

When you choose Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Toms River for your rehabilitation, you receive compassionate care from an expert team of physical, occupational and speech therapists; physicians; nurses; dietitians; pharmacists; and case managers who work together to create a plan to help you meet your unique goals.

At our hospital you will receive:

  • Three hours of therapy, five days per week
  • 24/7 nursing care, including nurses who specialize in rehabilitation
  • Frequent visits from a physician*

*We provide access to independent physicians.

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Better Rehabilitation Starts Here

Each patient’s recovery is different. At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Toms River, our expert clinicians combine the latest technologies, real-world simulations and advanced therapies into a treatment plan that helps you achieve what’s important to you. Our specialties include but are not limited to:

 

 

Superior Amenities at Our Hospitals

98 Beds

Free WiFi

Interpreter Services

Kosher Dietary Options

Nonsmoking

Private Rooms

Semi Private Rooms

Support Groups

Telephones

Televisions

Tours Available

Onsite Dialysis

Courtyard

Service Animals Allowed

Student Observation Hours

Translation Services Available

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What to Expect

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Careers

We Proudly Display Our Gold Seal of Approval™

Stroke Rehabilitation

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

Brain Injury Rehabilitation

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

Cardiac Rehabilitation

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

Advanced Inpatient Diabetes

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

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

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

Wound Care

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

Parkinson's Disease Rehabilitation

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

2024 Stroke Center of Excellence Winner

The Stroke Center of Excellence award is part of Encompass Health’s internal recognition program to highlight accomplishments within our rehabilitation hospitals. It is achieved through a dedication, hard work and superior patient outcomes. To meet strict certification criteria, hospitals must provide high quality services, and the program must meet The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and hold The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification in Stroke Rehabilitation to qualify. 

Leadership and Staff

Alisha Hartunian
Alisha Hartunian

CEO

Alisha joined Encompass Health of Toms River in 2021 as the chief nursing officer and brings more than 14 years of leadership experience.

Alisha joined Encompass Health of Toms River in 2021 as the chief nursing officer and brings more than 14 years of leadership experience. While in the CNO role, Alisha was also enrolled in the CEO development program. A Pennsylvania native, she began her nursing career in 2003 and has held a variety of nursing and operations leadership roles including clinical nurse director, director of quality, director of finance operations and labor management and chief nursing officer. Alisha earned her master’s degree in nursing leadership from Walden University. She is a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN) and is board-certified as a nurse executive.

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Padma Adusumilli
Padma Adusumilli, M.D.

Medical Director

Dr. Padma Adusumilli serves as medical director of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Toms River.

Dr. Padma Adusumilli serves as medical director of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Toms River a position she assumed in December 2017. Before moving into the role of medical director, Adusumilli who is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, served as a staff physician at the inpatient rehabilitation hospital since 2008. In addition, she previously served at Encompass Health's sister hospital in Tinton Falls from 2002-2008. Altogether, she has more than 25 years’ experience in inpatient rehabilitation. After graduating from Kilpauk Medical College, she completed her residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center of New York where she served as chief resident.

Dr. Adusumilli is an independent private practice physician.

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Tricia Feeny
TRICIA FEENY

Chief Nursing Officer

Tricia joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Toms River in June 2012 as a graduate nurse.

Tricia joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Toms River in June 2012 as a graduate nurse. Through her tenure, Tricia has served in various nursing positions including nursing supervisor and nurse manager. Tricia earned her certification as registered nurse in rehabilitation in 2014 and was appointed to chief nursing officer in October 2023. With a strong background in education and clinical excellence, Tricia has been a mentor to many. She was program champion for our cardiac recovery program prior to becoming nurse manager in 2022.

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Jessica Finnegan
JESSICA FINNEGAN, PT, MPT, NCS

Director of Quality & Risk

Jessica joined the Encompass Health Toms River team in 2009 as a physical therapist.

Jessica joined the Encompass Health Toms River team in 2009 as a physical therapist. She achieved her board-certified specialist certification in neurologic physical therapy in 2015. During her tenure with Encompass Health, Jessica has served as the physical therapy department’s center coordinator of clinical education and the Hospital Clinical Educator. She holds a master’s degree in physical therapy from Quinnipiac University.

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Brian Furbash
Brian Furbush, RPh

Director of Pharmacy

Brian is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy.

Brian is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy. He began his employment with Encompass Health in August 1998 as the director of pharmacy. After stepping aside as the director of pharmacy in 2000, Brian expanded his professional background through several employment opportunities. Brian returned as the director of pharmacy in 2007, bringing experience in sales, sterile compounding and retail pharmacy. In 2009, Brian was asked to be the regional director of pharmacy for the Northeast Region. From 2009 to 2017 Brian also served as the co-person on the National Pharmacy Leadership Board.

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Angela Gatnarek
ANGELA GATNAREK, RN, CCM

Director of Case Management

Angela joined the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Toms River team in 2004 as a rehabilitation technician.

Angela joined the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Toms River team in 2004 as a rehabilitation technician. She earned her associate degree in nursing in 2008 and has more than 19 years of healthcare experience. Angela has been a case manager with Encompass Health since 2011 and was appointed to the director of case management position in 2023.

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James Juliano
James Juliano, PT, DPT, WCC, CEEAA

Director of Therapy Operations

James leads Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Toms River’s therapy services.

James Juliano leads Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Toms River’s physical, occupational and speech-language pathology therapy services. James has been a member of the Encompass Health Toms River team since 2023, after previously serving 12 years at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Tinton Falls in various levels of leadership, including director of therapy operations. James’ clinical expertise lies in the realms of neurologic rehabilitation, cardiac rehabilitation, wound care and rehabilitation of the geriatric population. The American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties of the American Physical Therapy Association awarded James the designation of Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in geriatric physical therapy in 2017. James has also earned specialty certification in wound care from the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy and is a Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults through the APTA Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy. James graduated from the University of Miami with a doctorate degree in physical therapy in 2011 and a Bachelor’s of Health Science degree in 2007.

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Brian Loftus
BRIAN LOFTUS

Facilities Management Director

Brian joined Encompass Health of Toms River in August of 2011.

Brian joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Toms River in August 2011 and brings a wide array of talents and knowledge to his role. He began his decades-long career as an electrician completing his NJ state apprenticeship certification. Staying with contemporary trends, he switched to the information technology field. After earning an associate degree in mathematics, he gained employment with Verizon Telecommunications. Before attaining the facilities management director position, he was the information systems specialist for Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Toms River.

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Lori Munyan
Lori Munyan, MA, LRC, PHR

Human Resources Director

Lori has held a variety of professional and leadership positions at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Toms River since 1995.

Lori has held a variety of professional and leadership positions at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Toms River since 1995. She holds a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling from Seton Hall University and achieved the designation of Professional in Human Resources (PHR) in 2008. In addition, Lori is licensed in the state of New Jersey as a rehabilitation counselor (LRC) and is certified as a case manager (CCM). Lori is an active member of the community, advocating for individuals with disabilities. She previously served as the treasurer for the New Jersey Statewide Independent Living Council.

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Brittany Wagner
Brittany Wagner, MBA, CPHQ

Business Development Director

Brittany began her career at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Toms River in 2014.

Brittany began her career at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Toms River in 2014. With a background in digital advertising at a national technology company, she brings strategic expertise and innovative marketing strategies to her role. Brittany was formerly the hospital’s director of quality & risk management. She earned her master’s degree in business administration from Georgian Court University following her bachelor’s degree in communication with concentrations in public relations and journalism from Monmouth University. Brittany is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality accredited by the National Association for Healthcare Quality. She is actively involved in the local healthcare community and serves as a member on several healthcare boards including American Heart Association’s Garden State Executive Leadership Team.

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