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Welcome to our hospital

At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Chattanooga, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Located in Chattanooga, we are a leading provider of inpatient rehabilitation for stroke, hip fracture 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

50 Beds

Televisions

Telephones

Free WiFi

Courtyard

Interpreter services

Spanish translators available

Tours available

Support groups

Volunteers

Student observation hours

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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.

Amputee Rehabilitation

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

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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.

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.

  • Driveway patient accessible entrance leading to sliding front doors.
  • Sliding doors leading to reception desk and hallway.
  • Patient seating available on both sides of entrance doors.
  • Computer on desk with chair.
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  • Courtyard surrounded by trees.
  • Multiple raised flower beds.
  • Round table and chairs for seating and dining.
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  • Large tables and chairs for dining.
  • Small round tables and chairs for dining.
  • Television and artwork on walls.
  • Vending machines for drinks and snacks.
  • Hot and cold buffet style food bars.
  • Fountain drink and hot drink machines available in cafeteria.
  • Station with plasticware, straws and napkins.
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  • Nurses' station with hallways leading to other areas fo the hospital.
  • Workstations and various equipment for use by employees.
  • Doors leading to various rooms in hospital.
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  • Therapy room with various equipment and technology such as parallel bars.
  • Therapy beds line walls for individual therapy sessions.
  • Room divided in to two therapy spaces.
  • Windows lining wall.
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  • Single patient bed with nightstand and large window.
  • Alcove with couch and chairs for sitting with picture on wall and large window.
  • Desks with chairs and cork board and a safe on desktop.
  • Closet space between two desktop workstations.
  • Sink opposite of desk workspace.
  • Bathroom with toilet, shower and accessibility seats and door for privacy.
  • Doorway leading to hall.
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  • Room with two patient beds and nightstands with curtain divider and chair.
  • Wall lined with two dressers, two desktops and two safes for personal items.
  • Large windows on one wall.
  • Wheelchair against wall.
  • Sink opposite of wheelchair.
  • Bathroom with toilet, shower and accessibility seats and door for privacy.
  • Doorway leading to hall.
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  • Single patient bed with nightstand and large window.
  • Alcove with couch and chairs for sitting with picture on wall and large window.
  • Desks with chairs and cork board and a safe on desktop.
  • Closet space between two desktop workstations.
  • Sink opposite of desk workspace.
  • Bathroom with toilet, shower and accessibility seats and door for privacy.
  • Doorway leading to hall.

Hospital happenings

Congratulations Kretta Jennings on your retirement after 22+ years at our hospital! Kretta worked as a recreation therapist, an outpatient case manager and an admission liaison. We appreciate all you have done for our hospital and you will be missed.

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Kretta Jennings

Hospital happenings

We are celebrating National Rehabilitation Awareness Week with our referral sources in a new way. Since we can't gather together, we all learned something new about rehabilitation while we had a drive through pizza party. Thanks to all who helped us celebrate!

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Hospital happenings

As our hospital's business development director with a background in rehabilitation nursing, Stephanie was in a new role when her father became a patient at EH Chattanooga after back surgery. "It was a much different experience being on the other side this time. It was amazing to see how quickly he progressed functionally and went home only 6 days later! He had a great stay and said he was glad he made the decision to come to us."

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Hospital happenings

We love being able to celebrate discharge days with patients. After he suffered major injuries in a motorcycle accident, Edgar was reunited with his U.S. Military Vets MC brothers, who escorted him home in formation. Good luck on your continued recovery!

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Hospital happenings

Congratulations to Tiffany Simerley, BSN, RN, and now a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse! Tiffany successfully complete the arduous process of studying for and successfully passing this additional specialty certification in nursing. Her additional knowledge will help our patients meet their goals and return to independence!

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Hospital happenings

Despite visitor restrictions, our team is coming up with ways to help keep our patients connected with their support systems. Our staff placed room number identifiers on patient windows to make it easy for loved ones to be able to find each other and visit through the window.

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Hospital happenings

Finding creative ways to support loved ones with visitor restrictions in place has become the new norm during these challenging times. Elaine Brosnan took that creativity to a new level, sharing lunch with her husband, Brendan, while he recovers from a stroke with the help of the Encompass Health team.

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Hospital happenings

Senior management hosted a "flash" Easter egg hunt for our employees, giving these grownups a chance to smile and laugh as they flashed back to their childhood. Thank you to all of our wonderful employees who take wonderful care of our patients.

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Leadership and staff

Scott Rowe
Scott Rowe, PT

Chief Executive Officer

Scott has been with Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, since 1997 and was previously CEO / administrator at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital in Florence, South Carolina.

Scott has been with Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, since 1997 and was previously CEO / administrator at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital in Florence, South Carolina. He has served as CEO at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Chattanooga since 2007. Scott graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy. In 2002, he received a master’s degree in business administration from Francis Marion University with a certificate in health management from the Medical University of South Carolina. Scott’s community involvement has included serving as the chairman of the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk, a member of the Chancellor’s Roundtable at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and a member of the Physical Therapy Program Advisory Board for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

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Amjad M. Munir
Amjad M. Munir, M.D.

Medical Director

Dr. Munir is a board-certified physician with the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with a sub-specialty in pain medicine.

Dr. Munir is a board-certified physician with the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with a sub-specialty in pain medicine. He is also board-certified with the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine. In addition to his work as a physiatrist, he is also a certified physical therapist. Dr. Munir completed his residency at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and his doctorate of medicine was earned from Sind Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan.

* Amjad M. Munir, M.D. is an independent private practice physician whose office is located at the hospital.

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Theresa Falls
Theresa Falls, OT

Director of Therapy Operations

Theresa has been with Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Chattanooga, formerly HealthSouth Chattanooga, since 2003.

Theresa has been with Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Chattanooga, formerly HealthSouth Chattanooga, since 2003. She graduated from Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee, with a bachelor's degree in biology in 1996 and received her master's degree in occupational therapy from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, in 2000. Theresa also serves as an associate regional DTO for the Encompass Health MidAtlantic region and has been on the Therapy Leadership Board since 2014. She has completed training in neuro developmental treatment, which focuses on neurological handling approaches in the assessment and treatment of rehabilitation patients with diagnoses such as stroke, brain injury and other neurological disorders.

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Patricia Hollifield
Patricia "Trish" Hollifield

Chief Nursing Officer

Trish has been with Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Chattanooga since 1998.

Trish has been with Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Chattanooga since 1998. She graduated from Chattanooga State Technical Community College with an associate’s degree in registered nursing in 2005 and from Chamberlain School of Nursing with her bachelor’s degree in 2019. She held many positions within the hospital before becoming the chief nursing officer including therapy technician, phlebotomist, admissions clerk, receptionist, staff nurse, charge nurse, and patient assessment standards coordinator. Trish also received a specialty certification in rehabilitation nursing in 2007 and is recognized as a CRRN, and has since successfully completed recertification every 5 years.

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Delilah Hughes
Delilah Hughes, RN

Director of Quality and Risk Management

Delilah has 32 years of nursing experience with 26 years in nursing management, including nurse manager, service line administrator and associate chief nursing officer.

Delilah has 32 years of nursing experience with 26 years in nursing management, including nurse manager, service line administrator and associate chief nursing officer. She has an associate's degree in nursing from Cleveland State College and a master's degree in health science from Jolliet, Illinois.

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Pat Kelly
Pat Kelly

Director of Plant Operations

Pat has more than 10 years of experience in facilities management.

Pat Kelly has more than 10 years of experience in facilities management and more than seven years of experience working as an HVAC/R tech. He has worked primarily in acute care, medical surgical and electroconvulsive therapy care facilities that focus on behavior and psychiatric treatment. He has a bachelor’s degree in business and a master’s degree in project management. He has served as director of plant operations for multiple hospitals for one of the largest behavioral health organization in the United States.

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Teesha Kile
Teesha Kile

Director of Human Resources

Teesha started with Encompass Health in October 2017.

Teesha started with Encompass Health in October 2017. She has worked in human resources since 2006. Her healthcare industry experience includes hospice and critical access hospitals. Teesha graduated from The University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tenn in May 2005 with her bachelor's degree in business administration. She obtained her professional in human resources certification from the HR Certification Institute in November 2015.

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Karen Klassen
Karen Klassen

Controller

Karen has 16 years of healthcare experience.

Karen has 16 years of healthcare experience. She began her career as a purchasing agent and then advanced to a staff accountant, where she managed expenses for the hospital and a surgery center. She received an associate's degree from Chattanooga State and is pursuing a bachelor’s degree from Covenant College.

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Stephanie Ott
Stephanie Ott, CRRN

Business Development Director

Stephanie has been with Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, since 1994 and has served in several roles at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital in Memphis, TN.

Stephanie has been with Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, since 1994 and has served in several roles at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital in Memphis, TN. She has been with Encompass Health Chattanooga since 2008. Stephanie graduated from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor's degree in nursing in 1993. She received additional certification in the specialty of rehabilitation nursing in 1995 and was recertified in 2009. Her nursing career has been in direct patient care within the ICU and rehabilitation setting, healthcare sales and administration. Stephanie's community involvement has included board membership on the Chattanooga Area Brain Injury Association, as well as work with the Chattanooga Coalition on Healthcare.

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Sandra Siniard
Sandra Siniard

Director of Case Management

Sandra started with Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Chattanooga, formerly HealthSouth Chattanooga, in May 2018.

Sandra started with Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Chattanooga, formerly HealthSouth Chattanooga, in May 2018. She has 35 years of nursing experience with 21 of those years serving as a leader in nursing management. She originally graduated from Dalton State College in 1983 with her associate’s degree in nursing and obtained her Bachelor of Science in nursing in 2008. Sandra furthered her education in 2013 by obtaining a master’s degree in healthcare administration. She has also attained Certified Professional Healthcare Quality and Accredited Case Manager certifications. Throughout her career, Sandra has served in various healthcare management roles including director case management, chief nursing officer, clinical house supervisor, director clinical informatics and nurse manager.

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