Phone number: 407.587.8600
831 South State Road 434
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
Visiting hours are from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday through Sunday.
This hospital has
Joint Commission Accreditation
Our stroke rehabilitation program has earned Disease-Specific Care Certification from The Joint Commission.
Chief Executive Officer
Michael brings more than 12 years of healthcare management expertise to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Altamonte Springs, formerly HealthSouth Altamonte. He has held various leadership positions throughout his career in areas including outpatient and inpatient rehabilitation, home health and hospice as well as acute care. Michael holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, a master's degree in business administration through Aspen University and a doctorate degree from the University of St. Augustine Health Science Center.
Dr. Fuentes has worked at Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth Altamonte Springs since its opening in 2014. He earned his medical degree at Universidad Central del Caribe in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, and completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Case Western Reserve University and MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute of Ohio, in Cleveland. He is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and serves as an assistant professor at the University of Central Florida. Dr. Fuentes provides comprehensive rehabilitative care for stroke, movement disorders, and neuromuscular pathologies, among other medical conditions. He has privileges at other hospitals in the community where he enjoys sharing the field of rehabilitation.
* The hospital provides access to independent physicians.
Director of Health Information Management
Ashley is the director of health information management services and the HIPAA privacy officer at Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Altamonte Springs. She has more than nine years of experience in the health information management field including the OB/GYN and acute inpatient rehabilitation settings. She joined Encompass Health in 2010 having worked at Encompass Health Treasure Coast Rehabilitation Hospital in Vero Beach, Fla. and at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital at Martin Health in Stuart, Fla. Ashley is a graduate of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University with a bachelor’s degree in health information management. She is an active member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and Central Florida Health Information Management Association (CFHIMA). Her volunteer activities include Seminole State College School of Health Information Technology Advisory Committee member.
Director of Pharmacy
Matthew Dieter is the director of pharmacy for Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth Altamonte Springs. He has been with HealthSouth since 2006 and has more than 20 years of experience in the hospital pharmacy setting; including inpatient rehabilitation, long-term acute care and small community hospitals in Orlando, Gainesville, and southwest Florida. His professional interests and specialties include the areas of infectious disease, anticoagulation and nutrition. Matt earned his doctorate of pharmacy degree from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Fla. He is a member of FSHP (Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists). Matt's goal is to provide comprehensive, quality care to the patients he serves.
Director of Case Management
Evelyn joined our Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth Altamonte Springs team in June of 2016 with case management experience in the insurance industry working with complex chronically ill patients. Her experience ranges from nursing in one of the largest teaching hospital systems in New York City to management in behavioral health for the underserved. Evelyn is a dual licensed bilingual professional who holds a master’s degree in counseling from Rollins College and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Puerto Rico. Evelyn is a certified case manager and brings to Encompass Health her leadership skills and compassion for our patients providing services with diligence and respect.
Director of Human Resources
Sarah brings more than 12 years of human resources experience to her position at Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth Altamonte Springs. Prior to joining Encompass Health in October 2016, she served in various human resources leadership roles within the hospitality industry and department of defense contracting. Sarah oversees all areas of human resources, such as recruitment, retention, regulatory compliance, compensation and benefits. She is an active member of SHRM (Society of Human Resources Management) and holds her Senior Professional in Human Resources certification.
Sam is the controller for Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Altamonte Springs. He has more than 20 years of experience in financial and business operations within the healthcare industry, most recently for the nation’s leader in retail healthcare services. Prior to that, he worked as a controller for Encompass Health Western Hills Rehabilitation Hospital in Parkersburg, W.Va.
Director of Therapy Operations
Melanie is a board certified occupational therapist and the current director of therapy operations. Melanie is a former graduate of California University of Pennsylvania where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in biology and The University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehab Sciences where she received her Master of Occupational Therapy. During Melanie’s 14-year tenure as a clinician, she has worked and held leadership positions in a variety of settings including acute care, inpatient rehab, skilled nursing, outpatient, home health and early intervention. Melanie is also a certified clinical instructor through the Florida Occupational Therapy Education Consortium and has taught for several occupational therapy assistant programs. Melanie’s main areas of interest are patients diagnosed with neurologic disorders and visual impairments. Prior to joining the team at Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Altamonte Springs in November of 2016, Melanie was the therapy supervisor at Lakeland Regional Health.
Chief Nursing Officer
Stephanie is the chief nursing officer (CNO) at Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Altamonte Springs. Stephanie has 24 years of experience in healthcare; including an in-depth clinical background in cardiology, orthopedics, med-surg, and pediatrics. She has spent the past 16 years in hospital administration and served as the CNO of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Southwest Virginia prior to moving to Florida. Stephanie has a certification in medical surgical nursing through the American Nurses Credentialing Center and is a Certified Registered Rehabilitation Nurse. She received her Bachelor of Science in nursing through East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee, and Master of Science in nursing with a management leadership focus from Western Governors University in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Candy is the administrative supervisor and medical staff coordinator at Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Altamonte Springs. Candy joined Encompass Health in April, 2014. Her background consists of over 26 years experience in office management, events planning and fundraising. Candy has been a notary republic for over 20 years and was an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Her volunteer activities include serving as president of the Lilac TWIG Association.
Director of Plant Operations
Tom Schoenle, director of plant operations, joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth in April of 2013, opening the new Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital at Martin Health in Stuart, Fla. He transferred in May 2014 to Altamonte Springs to open this hospital. Tom has more than 24 years’ experience in plant operations in an acute care hospital as well as seven years experience working in a geriatric psychological hospital in New York. Tom graduated from Erie Community College in Buffalo N.Y. with an Associate of Science in building management and maintenance. Tom is a member of the American Society of Healthcare Engineers as well as a member of the Florida Healthcare Engineering Association.