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Welcome to our hospital

At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Alexandria, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Located in Alexandria, we are a leading provider of inpatient rehabilitation for stroke 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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Superior amenities at our hospitals

47 Beds

Televisions

Telephones

Free WiFi

Pet friendly

Tours available

Support groups

Semi private rooms

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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.

Hip Fracture Rehabilitation

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

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.

Amputee Rehabilitation

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

Take a virtual tour

The following region contains a Google 3D virtual tour feature that allows a user to view the Encompass Health facility. To assist screen reader users in understanding what is presented in the 3D virtual tour, each image view is independently described within lists that can be found under each linked heading. The room links below our virtual tour leave this website and go directly to Google maps to walk through the hospital.

Please click on the arrows to navigate through the hallways on each floor. Use the "L" options on the right-hand side of the tour window below to navigate through different areas/floors of the hospital for a full virtual tour. See a key to "L" areas below.

  • Lobby/Foyer of hospital accessed through main hospital entrance.
  • Main desk in lobby entrance for receptionist and admitting area.
  • Chairs for patients and visitors to use.
  • Two hallways lead away from lobby to areas in the hospital.
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  • Lobby/Foyer of hospital accessed through main hospital entrance.
  • Main desk in lobby entrance for receptionist and admitting area.
  • Chairs for patients and visitors to use.
  • Two hallways lead away from lobby to areas in the hospital.
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  • Multiple tables and chairs for patients and visitors to eat together.
  • Vending machines for drinks and snacks available for purchase.
  • Buffet style food area with menu, utensils, and condiments to choose.
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  • Multiple tables throughout therapy gym to assist in patient therapies.
  • Exercise equipment throughout gym to be used with technologies in therapy sessions.
  • Small stairs to assist in building patient’s strength.
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  • Patient room with bed, sink, bathroom, TV and chair for visitors.
  • Wardrobe with storage for personal effects is under the television.
  • Small desk area with chair.
  • Window with exterior view.
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  • Patient room with bed, sink, bathroom, TV and chair for visitors.
  • Wardrobe with storage for personal effects is under the television.
  • Small desk area with chair.
  • Window with exterior view.

Hospital happenings

Prior to her hospital stay, Cynthia had never been away from her husband, Alvin. When hospital staff learned that their 50th wedding anniversary was happening during her stay, they worked to coordinate a drive through 50th anniversary party. It was a huge success and Cynthia was able to be discharged home several days after. Congratulations Cynthia! All of us at Encompass Health wish you the best on your continued recovery.

- Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Alexandria

Cynthia Alvin

Leadership and staff

David Goodson
David Goodson

Chief Executive Officer

David serves as the Chief Executive Officer for Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Alexandria.

Dave has worked in the acute and post-acute healthcare fields in various leadership capacities spanning over 30 years. Before coming to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Alexandria as CEO, he served as a Regional Vice President for Select Medical Corporation (LTACH).

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Vasudeva Dhulipala
Vasudeva Dhulipala, M.D.

Medical Director

Dr. Dhulipala has been the medical director at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Alexandria, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Alexandria, since 1994.

Dr. Dhulipala has been the medical director at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Alexandria, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Alexandria, since 1994. Prior to coming to Encompass Health, Dr. Dhulipala served as a staff physiatrist at the V. A. Hospital in Tuskegee, Alabama; the associate medical director for South Louisiana Rehabilitation Hospital in Baton Rouge; and the medical director for Franklin Foundation Hospital. He began his medical education at Kurnool Medical College in India. He completed his residency at New York Medical College in Valhalla. Dr. Dhulipala has been certified since 1990 by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

* The hospital provides access to independent physicians.

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Vicki Bordelon
VICKI BORDELON, OT

Director of Therapy Operations

Vicki brings more than 20 years of rehab experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Alexandria, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Alexandria, where she has been employed since 1996.

Vicki brings more than 20 years of rehab experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Alexandria, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Alexandria, where she has been employed since 1996. She graduated from the University of Louisiana at Monroe with a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy in 1989. Vicki also serves on the Louisiana Occupational Therapy Association Board.

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Kala Devos
Michaela J. DeVos, RN, BSN

Director of Quality/Risk Management

Michaela graduated with an associate's degree in nursing from Louisiana State University of Alexandria in 1998.

Michaela graduated with an associate's degree in nursing from Louisiana State University of Alexandria in 1998. Continuing her education, she attended Northwestern State University, to receive her bachelor's degree in Nursing in 2011. Prior to joining Encompass Health, Michaela served as chief nursing officer and chief operating officer at Riverside Hospital of La. for 18 years. There she was responsible for clinical, operational and financial leadership for a 28 bed long term acute care hospital. Michaela’s clinical background also includes prior experience as a rehab, hospice, and emergency room nurse. Her compassion and strong sense of dedication to serve the community are what drives her toward medical excellence. She is dedicated to high quality care and developing the next generation of nurses to lead in the ever-changing healthcare environment.

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Joanna Williams
Joanna Williams

Chief Nursing Officer

Joanna Williams, RN, BSN, MSN-HCM has been the chief nursing officer since June 2015, overseeing nursing, respiratory therapy, wound care, infection control, and dietary services.

Joanna Williams, RN, BSN, MSN-HCM has been the chief nursing officer of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Alexandria, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Alexandria, since June 2015, overseeing nursing, respiratory therapy, wound care, infection control, and dietary services.

Prior to Encompass Health, she was the director of critical care services and served in other leadership roles in the critical care service line for 22 years. She obtained an associate's degree in nursing from Louisiana State University of Alexandria, a bachelor's degree in nursing from Northwestern State University, and a Master of Science in nursing and healthcare management from Loyola State University of New Orleans, La..

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