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At Walton Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Encompass Health, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Located in Augusta, we are a leading provider of inpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech language pathology for stroke, brain 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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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.
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Chief Executive Officer
Eric joined Walton Rehabilitation Hospital in 2014 as chief executive officer. Prior to coming to Augusta, Ga., he held the regional director of therapy operations position for Encompass Health’s Southeast region, while also serving as the director of therapy operations at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Emerald Coast in Panama City, Fla. Eric has proven experience in the healthcare industry since 1999 that include both leadership and clinical positions within inpatient rehabilitation, acute care, and outpatient settings. Eric graduated with a bachelor's degree in occupational therapy from Tuskegee University and holds a master's degree in healthcare administration from Austin Peay State University.
Dr. Pamela B. Salazar received her medical degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. She completed her residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a clinical fellowship in pediatric physical medicine and rehabilitation at Albert Einstein University. Her practice is focused on inpatient and outpatient services with an emphasis on neuro-rehabilitation. When not at work Dr. Salazar enjoys gardening, cooking and music.
Dr. Salazar is an independent private practice physician.
Paula started her career in healthcare 12 years ago working as a nurse for Encompass Health in Henderson, Nevada. In addition to nursing, Paula also obtained her bachelor's degree in psychology and master's degree in healthcare law. Her most recent hospital experience was as the director of risk management for Spring Valley Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada, overseeing multiple facilities and support services as well as leading a number of operations projects. Paula loves to learn and spends much of her free time outdoors rain or shine.
Chief Nursing Officer
Megan joined Walton Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Encompass Health, in August 2015. She has held positions as staff nurse, charge nurse, nurse supervisor and nurse manager during her tenure at Walton. Megan completed her specialty certification within rehabilitation nursing in December 2016. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Megan also holds her master’s degree in nursing through the clinical nurse leadership program at Augusta University.
Director of Quality and Risk
Michael joined Walton Rehabilitation Hospital in 2019 as the director of quality and risk. In 2019, he retired from the Army after serving as active duty personnel for 24 years. Michael has held numerous positions in leadership, clinical, and held administrative positions in inpatient, outpatient, and deployed areas. He has a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Murray State University and a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Baylor University. He is also certified as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. He enjoys spending time with family, woodworking, and helping others.
Director of Therapy Operations
Katie joined Walton Rehabilitation Hospital as the director of therapy operations in July 2021. She has served in both direct patient care and leadership roles for both inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient therapy. Katie is a regional trainer for safe patient mobility with the South Atlantic STOP team. Prior to coming to Augusta, Katie held positions as a staff physical therapist, physical therapy team lead and therapy manager at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Panama City. She graduated summa cum laude with her bachelor’s degree in health science from the University of Florida where she remained to complete her doctorate in physical therapy. When not at work, Katie enjoys horseback riding, traveling, cooking and dining out with family and friends.
Associate Medical Director
Dr. Hussain received her medical degree from Case Western University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio and completed her internship at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, New Jersey. She fulfilled her residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she served as chief resident during her training. Her interests include neuro-rehabilitation and spasticity management. Dr. Hussain is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Association of Academic Physiatrists.
Dr. Hussain is an independent private practice physician.
Business Development Director
Courtney joined Walton Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Encompass Health in 2020. She has a demonstrated proven history of success in healthcare with various leadership roles in development and growth of acute care, post-acute care, and home based care over the past 15 years. Courtney is also a nurse and brings a strong clinical background to the team. Originally from Greenville South Carolina, she now resides in Evans, Georgia and loves spending her free time on the lake with family.
Human Resources Director
Terrie Richardson joined Walton Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Encompass Health in 2015 as the director of human resources. She has more than 14 years experience in human resource management, 10 of those years in healthcare. She is a member of the National Society for Human Resource Management and a member of the Augusta Area Hospital Personnel Association. She enjoys traveling with her family and college football.
Facilities Management Director
Patrick joined Walton Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Encompass Health in 2022 after serving in a vital role in plant operations at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Treasure Coast located in Vero Beach, Florida. Patrick has been with Encompass Health for six years serving in many roles within plant operations. Before his career with Encompass Health, he was a licensed plumber for 17 years. Patrick served with the United Stated Army for four years starting in 1993. In his free time, Patrick enjoys spending time with friends and family, working on small engines and tinkering on his computer.
Diane joined the Encompass Health team in 2014 and is responsible for the overall financial management of the hospital. Diane has over 25 years of experience in financial leadership positions within the healthcare industry. She earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Toledo. She is a certified public accountant (CPA) with licensure in both Georgia and Ohio. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of CPAs. When not at work, she enjoys the outdoors.
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