Encompass Health is a national sponsor of Together to End Stroke
This hospital is accredited by The
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 UVA Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital, we are committed to helping you get back to what matters most. Located in Charlottesville, we are a leading provider of inpatient rehabilitation for stroke, brain injury, hip fracture and other complex neurological and orthopedic conditions.
When you choose UVA Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital 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 UVA Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital, 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:
42 Semi-private rooms
8 Private rooms
Spanish translators available
Student observation hours
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 spinal cord.
Area Chief Executive Officer
Vivian joined Encompass Health in April, 2019. She received a bachelor’s degree in nursing in Minnesota. Over the last decade Vivian has provided leadership for a healthcare services company by serving roles such as CEO and division vice president; regional senior director of sales and marketing. Her management provide support to clinical and administrative efforts, while maintaining positive customer relations, and her motivation comes from working with a dynamic team who is dedicated to providing an exceptional patient experience. In February 2022 Vivian was promoted to area CEO for the Richmond and Petersburg Encompass Health hospitals.
Medical Director, UVA HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital
Dr. Alfano has been the Medical Director at UVA Encompass Health since the hospital opened in 1998. He has published scholarly articles in multiple peer reviewed medical journals, is actively involved in teaching residents and medical students and was honored to be ranked in the top 10 percent of all Encompass Health medical directors for patient satisfaction in 2011. He currently attends on the Orthopedic, General and Geriatric Rehabilitation services at UVA Encompass Health in addition to his role as Medical Director. Dr. Alfano graduated from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and completed his residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Nassau County Medical Center in New York.
Dr. Alfano is an independent private practice physician.
Human Resources Director
Before joining UVA Encompass Health in 2021, Suzannah lead human resources teams in skilled nursing and corporate retail. While being a clinician is not her calling, Suzannah is passionate about being of support and service to “the people who take care of the people.” She is a graduate of Sweet Briar College and holds leadership positions with local non-profit volunteer and humanitarian groups.
Jennifer is a graduate of Longwood University where she earned a degree in business administration with a concentration in finance and minor in economics. She started her career with Encompass Health in 2004 as an administrative assistant. Soon thereafter, she was promoted to accountant. In 2014, she took on the role as controller for the Richmond location. She transitioned to controller of UVA Encompass Health in 2021.
All non-profit hospitals are required by law to produce a "Community Health Needs Assessment" (CHNA) and "Implementation Strategy" (IS) every three years. UVA Encompass Health published its most recently conducted CHNA in 2019, which you can read here. This report gives us a community health profile of Albemarle, Greene, Fluvanna, Louisa, Nelson and Orange counties. Please provide your thoughts on the 2019 Needs Assessment and IS by clicking here. The 2016 report is also available below.
Read the 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment.
Read the 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment.