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At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Arlington, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Located in Arlington and serving the surrounding areas including Waxahachie and Mansfield, we are a leading provider of inpatient rehabilitation for stroke, hip fracture, cardiac conditions 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 amputee 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 cardiac rehabilitation.
Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in spinal cord.
Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in pulmonary rehabilitation.
Chief Executive Officer
Ty Taplin joined Encompass Health Arlington in May 2018. As CEO, he oversees the day-to-day operations as well as patient care and quality at the inpatient rehabilitation hospital. He comes to Encompass Health Arlington after serving as CEO of Kindred Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ty has worked in a variety of healthcare roles starting his career as a human resources manager then moving into leadership roles such as executive fellow, associate administrator and CEO. A graduate of Dallas Baptist University, he completed his master’s degree in business administration. He also holds a second master’s degree in healthcare administration from the University of Texas at Arlington.
* The hospital provides access to independent physicians.
Director of Facilities Management/ Safety Officer
Mark is responsible for the physical environment at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Arlington. His duties include regulatory compliance for TJC/CMS/TDH and OSHA as well as the day-to-day operations of the maintenance, environmental and dietary departments. Mark is a Certified Healthcare Facilities Manager with an extensive background in facility management. He is an active member of TAHFM, ASHE, NFPA, FEMA and actively participates in the North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council.
Chief Financial Officer/Controller
Katherine joined the team as chief financial officer in June 2008. She is a certified public accountant and has a bachelor's degree in accounting from Southwestern Adventist University. Katherine has nearly 20 years of experience in healthcare finance and administration.
Director of Quality and Risk
LaWana serves as the director of quality and risk management, a role in which she partners with the hospital care team to implement a culture of regulatory preparedness and patient safety in a mission to exceed the expectations and needs of patients and their families. She earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from Northwestern State University and a master’s degree in healthcare administration from the University of Texas at Arlington. LaWana is a Six Sigma Green Belt with more than 10 years of hospital and primary care experience as a project manager, data analyst and performance improvement professional. In addition, she is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the American Society for Quality.
Director of Case Management
Barbara has been with Encompass Health since September 1995. She started in Midland as a case manager, then was promoted to director of case management. She also served as the regional case management trainer for the Southwest region. She recently relocated to Arlington from Encompass Health’s Round Rock hospital location and has been at Encompass Health Arlington since March 2019.
Director of Therapy Operations
Jennifer serves as director of therapy operations at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Arlington, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Arlington. Prior to joining the Encompass Health team, she was a multi-site director of rehabilitation for Peoplefirst Rehab, which is a division of Kindred Healthcare. Before moving to Texas, Jennifer worked as an occupational therapist at Southwestern Medical Center in Lawton, Oklahoma on both their rehabilitation and behavioral health units. She graduated from Cameron University in 1998 with a bachelor's degree in biology and then from Texas Woman’s University in 2001 with a master's degree in occupational therapy.
Director of Pharmacy
Carolyn serves as the director of pharmacy and oversees the safe, effective and accurate use of medications in our hospital. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy and has been with Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth since 2000. Carolyn has more than 25 years of hospital and long-term care pharmacy experience as a clinician, consultant, manager, educator, regulator and author.
Chief Nursing Officer
Sharon Obami joined Encompass Health Arlington in July 2018. As CNO, she oversees the day-to-day operations of the nursing department as well as ensure quality care is provided to patients at the physical inpatient rehabilitation hospital. Sharon served as the nurse manager at Encompass Health Richardson for about two years before transitioning to the CNO position. Sharon Obami started her career as a staff nurse on a med/surg unit at Medical Center Hospital a 400+ bed Level II trauma center in Odessa, Texas. Sharon also served as a charge nurse on the med/surg unit and attained her certification in med/surg nursing. Additionally, Sharon is a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse. A graduate of Lubbock Christian University, she completed her master’s degree in nursing. Sharon earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas.
Business Development Director
Rachel joined Encompass Health in 2012 at the City View hospital location and was promoted to business development director of Arlington in October 2017. She has 10 years’ experience in sales, operations and leadership specific to healthcare. In her current role she is responsible for the rehab liaison marketing team, as well as admissions. Her team is devoted to educating the community about the benefits of inpatient rehabilitation and is passionate about helping patients reach their full potential.
Director of Human Resources
Nancy began working for HealthSouth in November 1999 and has more than 20 years working experience in the human resources field. Nancy has lived in Arlington all her life and has two children and two grandchildren.
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