When their return to independence depends on you,
we are here. Encompass Health offers the advanced
therapy and care patients need after a life-changing illness or injury.
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This hospital has
Joint Commission Accreditation
At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Cincinnati, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Serving the greater Cincinnati area, we are a leading provider of inpatient rehabilitation for stroke, brain and spinal cord injury 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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Cincinnati - 60 beds
Norwood - 40 beds
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 brain injury rehabilitation.
Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in spinal cord.
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Encompass Health employees at both the Drake and Norwood locations in Cincinnati partnered with the Salvation Army to sponsor an Angel Tree. Fifty children in the community received gifts from their wish lists. Over 70 bags of toys, clothing and bedding were collected and donated.
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The Cincinnati Zoo sent crates of tulips to area healthcare facilities. Members of the leadership team at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Cincinnati were excited to distribute them to spread cheer to patients and staff.
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Dr. Poluri joined Encompass Health Cincinnati, formerly HealthSouth Cincinnati, as the medical director in 2016. Previously, he served as the medical director at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Northern Kentucky. He is board-certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Board of Pain Medicine. Dr. Poluri completed his medical doctorate at Gandhi Medical College in India, his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Stony Brook University, his internship at Montefiore Medical Center and his interventional pain fellowship at the National Pain Institute in Florida.
* The hospital provides access to independent physicians.
Program Director for Neuropsychology
Dr. Bouman received a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia, with emphasis in rehabilitation and neuropsychology. She currently provides inpatient and outpatient psychotherapy, adjustment counseling, and patient/family education to people with a variety of disabilities and illnesses, including traumatic brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, amputation, organ transplant, severe medical deconditioning, cancer, and other medical problems. In addition to leadership at HealthSouth, she also serves as Division Director for Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology in University of Cincinnati’s Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine. She reviews for Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation and has co-authored an invited chapter in The Handbook of Rehabilitation Psychology. Dr. Bouman is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Rehabilitation Psychology division of APA.
*Encompass Health provides access to independent physicians.
Director of Plant Operations
Gus Bowling has lived in the Greater Cincinnati area all of his life and currently resides in the Cincinnati area. He has 20 years of experience in the Healthcare industry and 15 years in Building Management. He started his career as a Maintenance Technician and later graduated to a Maintenance Supervisor. He has been with Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth for 11 years and currently serves as the Director of Plant Operations and Safety Officer at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Cincinnati.
Director of Quality and Risk
Deana Cox, MHA, BSN, RN is the director of quality and risk for Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Cincinnati. Over the past 20 years, she has held roles in nursing, quality and risk as well as admissions. She has experience in a variety of healthcare settings including physical medicine and rehabilitation, hospice, emergency medicine, gastroenterology and managed care. Deana earned two associate degrees in nursing from Maysville Community & Technical College and went on to achieve her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Northern Kentucky University before earning a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Grand Canyon University.
Director of Case Management
Erica Duncan serves as the director of case management for both Encompass Health Cincinnati hospital locations. Prior to joining Encompass Health in December 2018, she served as care management supervisor and medical social worker for Trihealth, Inc. She received a master’s degree in social work from the University of Southern California – Los Angeles, a master’s degree in industrial-organizational psychology from Northern Kentucky University and a bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Kentucky. Erica is a licensed social worker in the state of Ohio.
Ken joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth in 2015 with more than nine years of experience in public and corporate accounting. Prior to Encompass Health, he was an accounting manager at Mercy Health. Ken is a Certified Public Accountant and received a bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting from Ohio Northern University.
Human Resources Director
Kelly joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth in 2015. She brings more than 15 years of human resources experience to the role of human resources director at Encompass Health at Drake. Prior to joining HealthSouth, Kelly served as human resources coordinator at Select Specialty Hospital. She attended Cincinnati State Technical and Community College and Northern Kentucky University.
Director of Pharmacy
Joe was named director of pharmacy in September 2013. Before coming to HealthSouth he had served in a variety of roles including over 15 years as a clinical hospital pharmacist, most recently with Bethesda North Hospital and over 12 years as a clinical home infusion pharmacist with Coram Healthcare, the nation’s largest home infusion company. Joe obtained his pharmacy degree from the University of Cincinnati and also hold a Nuclear Pharmacy Certificate from the University of Southern California.
Director of Therapy Operations
Katie’s career at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Cincinnati, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Cincinnati began in 2011 as a physical therapist. During her time in the therapy department, she was promoted to physical therapy team lead, then to therapy manager. Katie holds two bachelor’s degrees from The University of Akron, a master’s degree in physical therapy from The Ohio State University and a doctorate in physical therapy from Shenandoah University.
Business Development Director
Julie Young serves as the business development director for both locations of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Cincinnati. She has more than 35 years of healthcare experience with more than 20 of those being in sales and marketing roles. Prior to returning to Encompass Health Cincinnati, where she held her current role from 2002-2008, Julie worked in a business development role for a home health and hospice organization. She achieved her RN diploma from the Community Hospital School of Nursing then went on to receive a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts and social sciences at the College of Mount St. Joseph before receiving her master’s degree of education in community counseling from Xavier University.
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