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Encompass Health is a national sponsor of Together to End Stroke
Susha Thomas, director of therapy operations at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Cypress, believes patients who are recovering from strokes, other debilitating conditions or injuries or COVID-19 should receive treatment from a therapist at a rehabilitation hospital.
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Joint Commission Accreditation
At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Cypress, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Located in Cypress, we serve the greater Houston area as a leading provider of pulmonary rehabilitation, inpatient physical rehabilitation for stroke and amputation 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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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 amputee rehabilitation.
Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in hip fracture rehabilitation.
Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in pulmonary rehabilitation.
Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in wound care.
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Lachina has served as the medical director of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Cypress, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Cypress since October 2011. He completed his medical studies at Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara and completed his residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation at New York Medical College.
Prior to joining HealthSouth, Dr. Lachina served as the medical director for the rehabilitation department at Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital for 22 years. He is certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and is a member of the Harris County Medical Society, Texas Medical Association and American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
* The hospital provides access to independent physicians.
Melissa Haddox joined the Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, team as controller in March, 2013. She is a Certified Public Accountant and has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from West Texas State University. Melissa has over 30 years of experience in healthcare and financial management. Previously, she has worked at for profit hospital corporate offices in management roles with responsibility for Medicare and Medicare reimbursement and regulatory compliance in both inpatient acute and post-acute settings.
Director of Quality and Risk Management
Director of Human Resources
Director of Pharmacy
Maureen Myers is the director of pharmacy at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Cypress. Maureen started her career with the company in 2013 after many years in the acute care hospital setting, long term care pharmacy and retail pharmacy. Maureen has a passion for the good works that a rehab hospital can do in giving a patient their life back.
Area Business Development Director
Jessica Ruelas has been the current area business development director at Encompass Health Cypress since 2019. Jessica is from Morgan City, Louisiana, and calls Texas home since 2014. Jessica brings over 20 years of healthcare experience. Jessica joined Encompass Health in 2015 formerly known as HealthSouth. She began her career as a liaison moving up to the role of senior liaison in the Central Texas market. She attended LSU and worked in EMS for 10+ years both on land and offshore. Through her passion and empathetic spirit for people and an entrepreneurial drive, Jessica has worked in multiple healthcare arenas.
Director of Therapy Operations
Susha serves as the director of therapy operations at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Cypress. She joined Encompass Health in November 2014 as a physical therapist and was promoted to physical therapy team lead soon after. Prior to joining Encompass Health in 2014, Susha worked in various settings including acute inpatient, home health and skilled nursing. Susha has been a physical therapist since 2003 and received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Wayne State University in Michigan. She has specializations in neurological rehabilitation including C/NDT for stroke rehabilitation and LSVT BIG for Parkinson’s rehabilitation. Susha is passionate about providing exceptional patient care and returning patients to independence.
Director of Food Services
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