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At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Concord, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Serving the city of Concord and central New Hampshire, we are a leading provider of inpatient rehabilitation for stroke, 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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Superior amenities at our hospitals

50 Beds
Televisions
Telephones
Free WiFi
Nonsmoking
Pet friendly
Interpreter services
Tours available
Support groups
Student observation hours
Onsite hemodialysis

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We proudly display our Gold Seal of Approval™

Joint Commission Accreditation

By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for healthcare quality and safety, our hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission.

Stroke Rehabilitation

Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in stroke 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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Leadership and staff

SharonHartl
Sharon Hartl, OTR/L

Chief Executive Officer

Sharon has nearly 30 years of experience in healthcare, with the majority of her career spent in acute inpatient rehabilitation.

Sharon has nearly 30 years of experience in healthcare, with the majority of her career spent in acute inpatient rehabilitation. She has held progressive positions as occupational therapist, stroke program leader, occupational therapy clinical leader, and has been a member of the Senior Leadership team as the director of therapy operations at New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland since 2012. She serves on the quality advisory committee at MaineHealth Care at Home, currently holds the position as legislative chair for the Maine Occupational Therapy Association and is a member of the Maine Stroke Alliance. She is a seasoned professional whose commitment to extraordinary patient care is foremost in her role as a clinician and as a leader. Sharon is a graduate of Quinnipiac University.

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PowenHsu
Powen Hsu, MD

Medical Director

Dr. Hsu is certified in physical medicine & rehabilitation through the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

Dr. Hsu is certified in physical medicine & rehabilitation through the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He also holds certification in addiction medicine through the American Board of Preventive Medicine. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine, having served his residency at Sinai Hospital and Johns Hopkins University Hospital.

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WendiGuillette
Wendi Guillette, OTR

Director of Therapy Operations

Wendi has practiced in the field of occupational therapy for 24 years.

Wendi has practiced in the field of occupational therapy for 24 years. After obtaining her degree in occupational therapy from the University of New Hampshire, she completed an internship at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Concord, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital. This experience solidified her desire to focus her career on adult rehabilitation. Since then, she has worked in numerous healthcare settings including acute care, home care, sub-acute and outpatient. Wendi rejoined the HealthSouth team as the Inpatient Therapy Manager in 2002 and was promoted to Director of Therapy Operations in 2011. In 2018, Wendi earned her master’s in Healthcare Administration from New England College. In addition to her work at Encompass Health, Wendi is a member of the New Hampshire Stroke Collaborative, as well as serves on the planning committee for the annual New Hampshire Stroke and Brain Injury conference.

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JudyLaFrance
Judith LaFrance, MBA

Controller

Judy became Encompass Health Concord's, formerly HealthSouth Concord’s controller in 2018 and brings with her more than 30 years of experience in finance, mostly spent in a healthcare setting.

Judy became Encompass Health Concord's, formerly HealthSouth Concord’s controller in 2018 and brings with her more than 30 years of experience in finance, mostly spent in a healthcare setting. She received her MBA in leadership from Franklin Pierce College and her BA in psychology from the University of New Hampshire. Prior to HealthSouth, she spent 10 years at LRGHealthcare, most recently serving as the director of accounting. Judy is the treasurer of NHMGMA and a former member of the Partnership for Public Health board in Laconia, NH.

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MyraNixon
Myra Nixon

Director of Human Resources

Myra joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Concord, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Concord in 2007.

Myra joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Concord, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Concord in 2007 and brings more than 18 years of human resource experience in a healthcare setting to her role of human resources director. Throughout her healthcare experience and previous experience in hospitality, she has learned how to be a proactive management executive, with strong leadership skills in strategic planning and implementing policies and programs based on company oriented goals. Myra recently served on the board of directors for the Manchester Community Health Center for 12 years and is a member of the New Hampshire Hospital Association.

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KatePalmieri
Kate Palmieri, BSW

Director of Case Management

Kate joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital in 2000 and was promoted to the director of case management in 2004.

Kate joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital in 2000 and was promoted to the director of case management in 2004. Kate holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from Keuka College in Keuka Park, New York. She completed her internship in at Loretto Geriatric Center in Syracuse, New York. Kate is a member of the Case Management Society of New England and participates in the Case Management and Social Workers Leadership meetings of New Hampshire.

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BrendaParadis
Brenda Paradis, RN-BA

Chief Nursing Officer

Brenda joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital in 2008 as the director of quality and risk management.

Brenda joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital in 2008 as the director of quality and risk management. She brings more than 25 years of diverse healthcare management experience including acute care and various leadership roles at WellPoint. Brenda earned her Six Sigma certification in 2005 and is known for her focus on customer service, operations and process improvement.

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JeanSebourn
Jean Sebourn

Director of Quality Improvement/Risk Management, Director of Health Information Management

Jean joined Encompass Health Concord, formerly HealthSouth Concord in 2018 with more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry.

Jean joined Encompass Health Concord, formerly HealthSouth Concord in 2018 with more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry. She specifically spent the past 15 years working in healthcare quality and risk management. She attended New Hampshire Technical College for her associate RN, Granite State College for a bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration and the University of Phoenix to complete her master’s degree in nursing. Jean’s bedside nursing career includes time spent in medical-surgical as well as intensive care units. With an interest in health care quality and risk management, Jean spent time as a legal nurse consultant and ultimately pursued a career in quality and risk management. Prior to joining Encompass Health, she served as a risk management specialist for Beverly Hospital, and later as risk manager and director of quality and safety at Holy Family Hospital in Massachusetts.

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SusanTanner
Susan Tanner

Business Development Director

Susan came to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital in 2011.

Susan came to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital in 2011 with an extensive background in healthcare marketing and administration and a degree in business administration from the University of Massachusetts. Her experience includes the design, planning and operations of healthcare facilities. She also served as president of the board of directors of one of the largest nonprofit hospice organizations in Connecticut. Known for her collaborative style, Susan builds successful partnerships and relationships with healthcare providers and community groups. Maintaining a balance between customer service and effective operations is the hallmark of her work.

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Connected care – One site - Two services

No matter where our patients are in the recovery process, we can help. We develop care plans to meet patients where they are, including comprehensive inpatient and outpatient therapy services and treatments. Visit any of our locations to learn more.

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