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 Wichita Falls, we are committed to helping you get back to what matters most. Located in Wichita Falls, 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 Wichita Falls 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 Wichita Falls, 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:
63 Semi-private rooms
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We deliver connected care and superior outcomes through our state-of-the-art inpatient rehabilitation hospital.
By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for healthcare quality and safety, our hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission.
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.
Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in advanced inpatient diabetes.
Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in Parkinson's disease.
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.
Chief Executive Officer
Jody serves as the chief executive officer for Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Wichita Falls since August 2022. He began his career with Encompass Health in 2015 as the chief nursing officer. With more than 15 years of healthcare experience, he also has over a decade of experience in leadership. A Wichita Falls native, he graduated from Midwestern State University with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Jody then obtained his master’s degree of business administration from the University of Phoenix. Prior to joining Encompass Health, he served in various roles in the acute care setting.
Dr. Patel received his medical degree in 1982 in India. He moved to the United States and completed a residency in internal medicine at New York Medical College in 1995. Dr. Patel has been affiliated with Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Wichita Falls since 1999 and served as an attending physician for more than 10 years.
Dr. Patel is an independent private practice physician.
Director of Quality & Risk
Lauren is the director of quality/risk management and has been employed by Encompass Health Rehabilitation of Wichita Falls since 2007. She began her Encompass Health career as an LVN, later became an RN and then served as the nurse manager from 2014 to 2017. She transferred to the role of director of case management from 2017 until 2018. A native of Wichita Falls, Lauren brings great diversity to the team with her broad knowledge of the hospital and her focus on patient-centered outcomes. She is a strong patient advocate, constantly looking for ways to ensure our patients receive a high-quality experience.
Director of Case Management
Christi began her career with Encompass Health in August 2018 as a certified director of case management. Prior to joining Encompass Health Wichita Falls, she served in various healthcare roles including, chief operating officer, director of case management, and as a nurse in mother-baby and emergency room. She brings more than 26 years of healthcare experience and has clinical and leadership healthcare background. Christi received his Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the University of Texas, Arlington and earned her master’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix. Christi’s passion is case management. She strives to ensure there is effective communication and the facilitation of care along a continuum through effective resource coordination. Her goal for the patient is the achievement of optimal health, and access to care after discharge.
Director of Pharmacy
LeAndra was named director of pharmacy of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Wichita Falls in October of 2020, after serving as a staff pharmacist since early 2018. Her diverse healthcare experience includes extensive roles in hospital and community retail pharmacy. LeAndra received a Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. While overseeing all functions at the hospital’s pharmacy to ensure the safe, effective and accurate use of medications for our patients, she is committed to a team-approach focused on improving patient’s lives.
Facilities Management Director
Paul joined the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Wichita Falls team in 2016. He has more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare field. Paul earned a bachelor’s degree from West Texas State University and is a Wichita Falls native.
Director of Therapy Operations
Cassie began her career with Encompass Health in September 2011. She graduated from Butler University with a bachelor’s degree in communication sciences and disorders then obtained her master’s degree in speech-language pathology from Rush University in Chicago, Illinois before relocating to Wichita Falls, Texas. Cassie has worked as a speech pathologist, therapy team leader and therapy manager prior to becoming the directory of therapy operations in 2019, for which she oversees the wonderfully skilled therapy department. With a focus on ensuring all patients receive functional, meaningful therapy during their stay, her goal is that all patients are fully prepared to return to the home and community setting.
Human Resources Director
Kathleen joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Wichita Falls in 1992 and has worked in human resources for over 20 years. Originally from Canada, Kathleen migrated in Texas in 1991.
Business Development Director
Britany began her career with Encompass Health in July 2017 as a marketing liaison and was quickly promoted to business development director. She graduated from Midwestern State University with a bachelor’s degree in social work and spent six years at United Regional Healthcare System specializing in patient and family care. Prior to joining Encompass Health Wichita Falls, she served in a director of business development role and has a passion for sales and marketing. Britany is a native of Wichita Falls and enjoys spending her free time with her husband and son.
Mary has worked for Encompass Health for 17 years and has a total of 22 years of healthcare finance experience. She began her HealthSouth career in 1998 as the business office manager in Wichita Falls, then moved into the role of senior IT application support specialist with Encompass Health Corporation. She has now assumed the controller role with the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Wichita Falls and brings with her extensive accounting as well as IT experience.