The nation's largest system of rehabilitation hospitals, Encompass Health is the trusted choice of medical professionals.
Encompass Health is a national sponsor of Together to End Stroke
This hospital has
Joint Commission Accreditation
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 Utah, we are committed to helping you get back to what matters most. Located in Sandy, 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 Utah 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:
*We provide access to independent physicians.
Each patient’s recovery is different. At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Utah, 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:
Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in stroke rehabilitation.
Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in hip fracture rehabilitation.
Chief Executive Officer
Chuck Smith joined Encompass Rehabilitation Hospital of Utah with more than 25 years of post-acute experience. He began his healthcare career as a floor nurse. He continued to grow his skill as a manager, director, financial officer, regional operations director and as VP of hospital services prior to joining the Encompass Health team. In addition to his nursing, Chuck holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration & management and a master’s degree in business administration. He enjoys building strong hospital teams that work together in providing excellent patient care.
Dr. Koniuch completed medical school in Detroit, MI at Wayne State University, an internship at Henry Ford Hospital, and a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation residency at Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital in Chicago, IL. He has been with Encompass Health since 2016. During that time he has served as medical staff president, director of rehabilitation and medical director. He has implemented a monthly grand rounds lecture series, developed a gait & balance program in the therapy department and was awarded the CPR award. He treats all patients as if they were family members and always strives for quality care.
Dr. Koniuch is an independent private practice physician.
Chief Nursing Officer
Darlene has more than 25 years of nursing experience in acute rehabilitation and critical care medicine, with more than 10 years in leadership. While attending nursing school, she started her career as a housekeeper and nursing assistant. Darlene has been in the fitness industry since the 90s and holds certifications in Pilates rehabilitation. In addition, she has served as a teacher/trainer for physical therapists and corporations nationwide. Featured in News Line for Nurses, “Bridging the Gap Between Healthcare and Wellness,” she served as a national presenter and is recognized in the healthcare industry for high integrity and service to her community. Darlene is a certified DISC and values coach and understands patient needs while ensuring their perspective is a driving force behind decisions regarding their care. She holds an associate degree from the University of Pittsburgh, a bachelor's degree in nursing from Slippery Rock University, and a master's degree in healthcare management from Western Governors University.
Facilities Management Director
Rulon has over 35 years of experience in building maintenance with 23 years at Encompass Health. Rulon ensures that our patients and employees are in a safe, clean, healthy environment by maintaining and caring for our hospital facility. Our Encompass Health hospitals maintain the highest standards and is accredited by The Joint Commission.
Human Resources Director
Natalie has been a human resources professional for 17 years. She began her career in the product development and retail industries and has been in the healthcare industry for the last 11 years. Prior to joining Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Utah, she was a human resources director at a long-term acute care hospital and a behavioral health hospital. She received her bachelor's degree in social sciences from Brigham Young University. She enjoys helping to build strong teams through the implementation of employee and management processes.
Cora is a seasoned professional with an extensive background in healthcare finance, boasting 20 years of industry experience. Her expertise lies in managing financial operations and ensuring fiscal stability within healthcare organizations. Alongside her successful career, Cora finds joy and balance in pursuing her passions for Pilates and golf. When she’s not crunching numbers or analyzing financial data, you can find her on the Pilates mat or enjoying a round of golf. Cora’s dedication, knowledge and commitment to both her professional and personal pursuits make her a well-rounded individual who continually strives for excellence in all aspects of her life.
Director of Pharmacy
Chad received a pharmacy degree from West Virginia University School of Pharmacy in 1993. He has 28 years of experience in hospital pharmacy and has been with Encompass Health for 15 years. Prior to joining Encompass Health Chad worked at St Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, WV, Skyline Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee and the University of Utah Hospital systems in Salt Lake City, UT. Recently Chad was awarded the Roseman University APPE Preceptor of the Year award for 2019 – 2020.
Director of Quality and Risk Management
Chris Rock has been employed by Encompass Health for 5 years. He has over 20 years of experience in quality and risk management in the healthcare industry. Prior to joining Encompass Health, he held risk/quality/compliance positions for several community hospitals and organizations in Utah. Chris holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing and an MBA/health services administration degree. He enjoys working on process improvement and patient safety, and ensuring that our patients receive excellent care during their stay at Encompass Health.
Business Development Director
Robin joined Encompass Health Corporation in 2018 with 33 years of experience in various areas of healthcare. Throughout her career, she has had the privilege of providing compassionate care and making a positive impact on countless lives. Beyond the hospital walls, she finds joy in exploring the world through travel and nurturing her hobby farm. Whether she’s tending to patients or tending to her land, her passion for helping others and cultivating a nurturing environment remains at the forefront of everything she does.
Director of Therapy Operations
Wendy has been practicing occupational therapy for more than 30 years. She received her bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from the University of Southern California in 1992. Wendy has worked in multiple settings including acute care/intensive care, skilled nursing, home health, NICU, as well as inpatient rehabilitation. She’s a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association. Wendy’s passion is returning dignity and independence back into the lives of our patients and creating an environment for therapists to thrive.