Superior amenities at our hospitals

86 Beds
Televisions
Telephones
Free WiFi
Courtyard
Pet friendly
Interpreter services
Spanish translators available
Tours available
Support groups

We proudly display our Gold Seal of Approval™

Stroke Rehabilitation

Our stroke rehabilitation program has earned Disease-Specific Care Certification from The Joint Commission.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Our pulmonary rehabilitation program has earned Disease-Specific Care Certification from The Joint Commission.

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Leadership and staff

Martha Samora
Martha Samora

Chief Executive Officer

Martha has 30 years of healthcare experience and is a certified professional in healthcare quality and a fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Martha joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, Bakersfield in 2014 and has 30 years of healthcare experience. Previously, Martha served as a vice president at San Joaquin Community Hospital (SJCH) in Bakersfield where she provided administrative and operational oversight for 14 ancillary and clinical departments. Additionally she developed and implemented “The Stroke Center” at SJCH, a certified stroke program between Los Angeles and San Francisco and secured 24 hour neurology call coverage. Martha is a registered nurse and holds a master’s degree in business administration. She is a certified professional in healthcare quality and a fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives.

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Lori Brackett
Lori Brackett

Human Resources Director

Lori is a seasoned human resources generalist with more than 12 years of experience.

Lori is a seasoned human resources generalist with more than 12 years of experience. She joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, Bakersfield in April 2014 and became the HR director in December 2014. Prior to joining Encompass Health, Lori worked in human resources for the public sector and for a local healthcare plan as a provider relations representative. Lori’s passion is to provide excellent customer service to our employees, as well as support and give guidance to the hospital management team. 

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sandra delarosa
Sandra Delarosa

Director of Case Management

Sandra started her nursing career at HealthSouth and now comes to Encompass after being the Administrative Director of Home Care Services for Adventist Health in Bakersfield and Hanford.

Sandra started her nursing career at HealthSouth and now comes to Encompass after being the Administrative Director of Home Care Services for Adventist Health in Bakersfield and Hanford. During her tenure there she built the only 5 star Home Health agency in our county. Sandra is a huge asset to our team as she understands rehabilitation care, the continuum of care and the dynamics of value based care and payment reform. 

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Didra Larma
Didra Larma

Director of Quality and Risk

Didra brings more than 10 years of healthcare experience in risk management, quality, compliance, patient safety and patient experience to our team.

Didra joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, Bakersfield in 2013. She brings more than 10 years of healthcare experience in risk management, quality, compliance, patient safety and patient experience. Didra has a bachelor’s degree from UC Irvine in criminology, law and society and holds a master’s degree in public administration and healthcare management from California State University, Bakersfield. Didra is actively involved in the community and has a strong commitment to excellence and quality in healthcare. 

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Janette V. Menchaca
Janette V. Menchaca

Director of Therapy Operations

Janette has more than 15 years of clinical experience in acute rehabilitation.

Janette brings more than 15 years of clinical experience in acute rehabilitation to Encompass Health Bakersfield Rehabilitation Hospital, formerly HealthSouth.  A Kern County native, she graduated from California State University Fresno with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in physical therapy. She enjoys motivating patients to achieve their goals by helping them regain hope and confidence in what they can do.

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Amir Meshreky
Amir Meshreky

Director of Pharmacy

Amir joined the Encompass Health Bakersfield team in 2013, bringing with him more than 15 years of experience in clinical pharmacy and medication therapy management.

Amir joined the Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, Bakersfield team in 2013, bringing with him more than 15 years of experience in clinical pharmacy and medication therapy management.Throughout his career, he has held various clinical and management positions in hospital and retail pharmacy settings in Alexandria, Egypt and Kuwait. Amir earned his degree in pharmacy from the University of Alexandria, Egypt. Additionally, He is board-certified in geriatric pharmacy and holds professional memberships with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP). Amir enjoys working with patients to improve their quality of life by using his clinical expertise and knowledge to help ensure the appropriate use of medications. 

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Leslie Moore
Leslie Moore, RN, BSN, CRRN

Infection Control Officer

Leslie has 24 years of experience as an RN in the community and found her true calling as an RN in the rehabilitation specialty of acute rehabilitation at Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, Bakersfield.

Leslie is a local graduate of California State University Bakersfield where she received her BSN. She has 24 years of experience as an RN in the community. For the past 14 years she has found her true calling as an RN in the rehabilitation specialty of acute rehabilitation at Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, Bakersfield. She currently holds the position of hospital educator and infection control practitioner. She is an active member of the interdisciplinary team for the stroke and pulmonary programs at Encompass Health and co-chairs the Unit Based Council for the nursing department. She was recognized and nominated in 2016 as a nurse leader in the field of education by the local chapter of the ACNL. While Leslie’s main passion is nursing, in her off time she enjoys camping with her family and volunteering with the local chapter of the American Cancer Society.

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Robert Mosesian
Robert Mosesian

Chief Financial Officer

Robert joined Encompass Health with more than 20 years of finance and operational experience in a variety of different industries.

Robert joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, Bakersfield in April 2000 bringing with him more than 20 years of finance and operational experience in a variety of different industries. A Bakersfield native, he holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting from National American University.

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Jeff Palmer
Jeff Palmer, RRT

Business Development Director

Jeff has worked for Encompass Health Bakersfield as a rehab liaison beginning 2016 until being promoted to the business development director position in May 2019.

Jeff has worked for Encompass Health Bakersfield as a rehab liaison beginning 2016 until being promoted to the business development director position in May 2019. During that time, he became an expert in the hospital’s proprietary software program and developed strong relationships in the community and out-of-town markets with physicians and referral sources. Prior to Encompass Health Bakersfield, Jeff worked as a correctional officer with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation before a life-changing event prompted him to change careers. Jeff has a passion for healthcare and for the services only Encompass Health provides to the people in our community.

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Kathy Szura
Kathy Szura

Chief Nursing Officer

 Kathy joined Encompass Health with more than 38 years of nursing and management experience.

Kathy joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, Bakersfield in December 2014, bringing 38 years of nursing and management experience. Being a third generation Kern County native, she has a passion for ensuring state-of-the-art healthcare services are available in this community. Kathy is a graduate of Bakersfield College and received her BSN from Holy Names University.

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