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Welcome to our hospital

At CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Rehabilitation Hospital, a partner of Encompass Health, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Located in Tyler and serving east Texas, 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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Careers

What to expect

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Superior amenities at our hospitals

94 Beds

Cafeteria

Courtyard

Free WiFi

Telephones

Televisions

Support groups

Pet friendly

Tours available

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.

Cardiac Rehabilitation

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

Amputee Rehabilitation

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

Take a virtual tour

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. The room links below our virtual tour leave this website and go directly to Google maps to walk through the hospital.

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.

L0 - Lobby
  • Lobby/Foyer of hospital accessed through main hospital entrance.
  • Main desk in lobby entrance for receptionist and admitting area.
  • Chairs for patients and visitors to use.
  • Two hallways lead to other areas of the hospital.
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  • Multiple tables and chairs for patients, visitors, and family to sit together.
  • Desk with chair and computer.
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  • Multiple tables and chairs for patients and visitors to eat together.
  • Vending machines for drinks and snacks available for purchase.
  • Buffet style food area with menu, utensils, and condiments to choose.
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  • Outdoor area for rest and relaxation with multiple tables and chairs/benches.
  • Walking track with small stairs for building patient endurance.
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  • Multiple tables throughout therapy gym to assist in patient therapies.
  • Exercise equipment throughout gym to be used with technologies in therapy sessions.
  • Small stairs to assist in building patient’s strength.
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  • Shared patient room with two beds, sink, bathroom, TV and chairs for visitors.
  • Two wardrobes for storage.
  • Nightstands are placed next to each bed with a curtain to divide room between patient beds.
  • Window with exterior view.
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  • Patient room with bed, sink, bathroom, TV and chair for visitors.
  • Wardrobe with storage for personal effects is under the television.
  • Small desk area with chair.
  • Window with exterior view.
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  • Bathroom for patients located in patient bedroom
  • Bathroom has sink, shower, toilet, and assistive rails and equipment.

Leadership and staff

Sharla Anderson
Sharla Anderson, MPH:HA

Chief Executive Officer

Sharla has more than 30 years of healthcare experience and has served as CEO of CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Rehabilitation Hospital since 1998.

Sharla has more than 30 years of healthcare experience and has served as CEO of CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Rehabilitation Hospital since 1998. She promotes an environment of clinical excellence and her inspiration comes from working with a dynamic team that centers their attention on getting every patient back to their greatest level of independence. Sharla has improved performance in patient outcomes, employee engagement and patient experience. Sharla holds a bachelor’s degree in public administration from The University of Oklahoma. She also earned a master’s degree in public health administration with an emphasis in healthcare administration from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

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Bradley Merritt
Dr. Bradley Merritt, MD

Medical Director

Dr. Merritt received his medical degree in 1993 from the University of California at Irvine.

Dr. Merritt received his medical degree in 1993 from the University of California at Irvine. He completed an internship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California and his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Dr. Merritt is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and is a member of the American Academy of Physician Medicine and Rehabilitation, as well as the Association of Academic Physiatrists, Texas Medical Association and Smith County Medical Association.

* The hospital provides access to independent physicians.

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Connie Brenton
Connie Brenton, BSN, RN, CCM

Director of Care Management

Connie currently serves as the director of care management and holds an advanced certification in case management.

Connie currently serves as the director of care management and holds an advanced certification in case management. She joined the CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Rehabilitation Hospital team in 2005 and has served in a variety of hospital positions including home health leadership, rehab liaison and care management. She has worked for over 20 years in various parts of East Texas including acute care hospitals, home health, and outpatient clinic settings. Connie and her care management team are responsible for coordination of care for all our rehab patients and believes that it is our professional duty to ensure our patients receive the necessary services to assist with their recovery.  Connie holds a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from University of Texas in Tyler.

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Vicki Crozier
Vicki Crozier – MSN, RN, CRRN

Chief Nursing Officer

Vicki currently serves as the chief nursing officer. She joined Trinity Mother Frances Rehabilitation Hospital in 2006 and has served in leadership positions in our home health and care management departments. 

Vicki joined CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Rehabilitation Hospital in 2006. She has held leadership positions in our home health and care management departments and has been the CNO since 2013. A graduate of Ball State University, Vicki has more than 25 years of nursing experience in areas of acute care, critical care, home health care and case management. She earned a master’s degree in nursing from Chamberlain College of Nursing and holds certifications in rehabilitation nursing and case management. Vicki and her team strive to deliver exceptional patient care to promote optimal outcomes and an overall, excellent patient experience.

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Bonnie Maywhort
Bonnie Maywhort, PT, MA

Director of Therapy Operations

Bonnie has been the director of therapy operations at CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Rehabilitation Hospital since its opening in 1993.

Bonnie has been the director of therapy operations at CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Rehabilitation Hospital since its opening in 1993 and has helped lead her team to national recognition as a leader in positive patient outcomes through the use of state-of-the-art technology and a highly educated group of therapists. After serving as a physical therapist in the United States Navy, Bonnie worked in home health and acute care until 1986 when she started working in inpatient rehabilitation. Bonnie graduated with a bachelor’s degree from California State University at Long Beach and earned a master’s degree in human resources management from Pepperdine University.

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Marianna Mebane
Marianna Mebane, MPA:HCA

Director of Business Development

Marianna joined the CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Rehabilitation Hospital team in December of 2013 as the business development director.

Marianna joined the CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Rehabilitation Hospital team in December of 2013 as the business development director. She has over sixteen years of 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 and transportation. Her team is devoted to educating the community about the benefits of inpatient rehabilitation and is passionate about helping patients reach their full potential. Marianna holds a master’s degree in public administration with an emphasis in healthcare administration from the University of Texas at Tyler.

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April Murphy
April Murphy

Director of Quality and Risk Management

April joined Encompass Health in May 2017 as director of quality and risk management.

April joined Encompass Health in May 2017 as director of quality and risk management. She has 26 years of healthcare experience with leadership roles in emergency management, trauma and quality/risk. April promotes a culture that is positive, values individual strengths, and is committed to optimal patient care through the compliance of quality standards.

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Mike Treadway
Mike Treadway

Chief Financial Officer

Mike has served as CFO at CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Rehabilitation Hospital since 2001 and has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare administration.

Mike has served as CFO at CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Rehabilitation Hospital since 2001 and has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare administration. Mike and his team are responsible for budgeting, accounts payable, capital acquisitions, reimbursement and payroll, as well as equipment and supply management to assure the hospital meets the needs for treating our patients. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting with a minor in business administration from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.

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Julie Villani
Julie Villani

Human Resources Director

Julie serves as the director of human resources and is responsible for the implementation of human resources services, policies and programs to enhance overall employee engagement.

Julie serves as the director of human resources and is responsible for the implementation of human resources services, policies and programs to enhance overall employee engagement. Julie has more than 13 years of progressive human resources experience solely in the healthcare industry. She specializes in recruitment and retention, and process development and improvement. Prior to joining CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Rehabilitation Hospital, she worked in an acute care environment supporting employees and leadership that provided all levels of care. She received her bachelor’s degree in business management with an emphasis in human resources from University of Phoenix. Julie is committed to excellent customer service, both internally and externally and is passionate to serve as an advocate for those who advocate for our patients.

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