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Active visitor restrictions in place

In response to recent guidance from the CDC and the increased prevalence of COVID-19, effective immediately, our hospital is no longer allowing visitors. Our primary goal in restricting visitors is to safeguard our patient population from contracting COVID-19. During this time, phone and video calls are encouraged as alternative methods of communication with patients.

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Welcome to our hospital

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

80 Private rooms
at Warrick Trail
18 Private rooms
at Deaconess Midtown
Televisions
Telephones
Free WiFi
Interpreter services
Spanish translators available
Tours available
Support groups
Nonsmoking
Pet friendly
Day room
Courtyard

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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.

Brain Injury Rehabilitation

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

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Leadership and Staff

Blake Bunner
BLAKE BUNNER

CEO

Blake has been with Encompass Health since 2009 and has served in other senior leadership roles for the company.
Blake Bunner is the CEO at Encompass Health, formerlyHealthSouth, Deaconess Rehabilitation Hospital in Evansville, Ind.. Blake has been with Encompass Health since 2009 and has served in other senior leadership roles for the company. Prior to Encompass Health, Blake served as chief operating officer for a multi-state nurse staffing firm. He is a three-term elected official and current president for a county fiscal body which set budgets and manages tax incentives. Blake currently serves as the president of a non-profit transportation company serving seniors and has been a board member of that organization since 2006. He is actively involved in youth sports and is the director of a church-based sports program. Blake earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Western Kentucky University and a master’s degree in business administration from Western Governor’s University Indiana.
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Mohammed Adeel
MOHAMMED ADEEL, M.D.

Executive Medical Director

Dr. Adeel is a fellowship trained and board-certified rehabilitation physician who was named associate medical director in March 2016.

Dr. Adeel is a fellowship trained and board-certified rehabilitation physician who was named associate medical director in March 2016. He brings with him 10 years of experience in his field. Most recently, he practiced at Staten Island University Hospital in New York where he was a clinical instructor in the rehabilitation medicine residency program. Dr. Adeel graduated from Kakatiya Medical College in Warrangal, AP, India in 1992.

Mohammed Adeel, M.D. is an independent private practice physician whose office is located at the hospital.

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Vijay Bhasin
VIJAY BHASIN, M.D.

Program Director of Internal Medicine

Mike has been with Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth since July of 2011.

Dr. Bhasin is the program director of internal medicine. He graduated from the Government College Punjabi University Patiala in 1990. He performed clinical research at General Hospital in San Francisco, California. Dr. Bhasin moved to the United States in 1995 and relocated to Evansville in 2003 where he currently has a private practice. He was certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in 2004 with a nephrology subspecialty.

Vijay Bhasin, M.D. is an independent private practice physician whose office is located at the hospital.

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Deepthi Cull
DEEPTHI CULL

Associate Medical Director

Dr. Deepthi Cull is a board certified physician in the specialty of physical medicine & rehabilitation with over 20 years of clinical experience, and work in her specialty since 2001.

Dr. Deepthi Cull is a board certified physician in the specialty of physical medicine & rehabilitation with over 20 years of clinical experience, and work in her specialty since 2001. She joined us in 2019 as associate medical director/director of neurorehabilitation. Dr. Cull completed her intern year at St. Francis Hospital, Evanston, Illinois; and residency as chief resident at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital in Wheaton, Illinois. She is an author, editor, editorial board leader, to articles, newsletters, book chapters, and a public speaker in communities across the country. She served the largest professional organization in her specialty, the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation as a council chair and representative to the American Medical Association. She is the first recipient of "Outstanding Council Service Award, 2010" and recognized as "Outstanding International Medical Graduate".

Deepthi Cull is an independent private practice physician whose office is located at the hospital.

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Cathy Elpers
CATHY ELPERS, RN, CCM, DCM

Director of Case Management

Cathy was promoted to director of case management in 2014.

Cathy was promoted to director of case management in 2014. She has been with Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth since 2012 as a case manager. She graduated from the Deaconess School of Nursing and has her certification in case management. Cathy has an extensive background with commercial insurance pre-certification.

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Lisa Goans
LISA GOANS

Chief Nursing Officer

Lisa joined Encompass Health Deaconess Rehabilitation Hospital, formerly HealthSouth, in January 2019 as the associate chief nursing officer.

Lisa joined Encompass Health Deaconess Rehabilitation Hospital, formerly HealthSouth, in January 2019 as the associate chief nursing officer. She was promoted to chief nursing officer in November 2019 and brings over 11 years of nursing experience to the hospital. Lisa graduated from the University of Southern Indiana with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She earned a master’s degree in nursing and a master’s degree in health administration from the University of Phoenix and is a certified family nurse practitioner.

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Wendy Gumbel
WENDY GUMBEL

Human Resources Director

Wendy joined Encompass Health Deaconess, formerly HealthSouth Deaconess as the Director of Human Resources in May 2017.

Wendy joined Encompass Health Deaconess, formerly HealthSouth Deaconess as the Director of Human Resources in May 2017. Previously, she worked for several years in behavioral healthcare in a variety of roles including patient care, human resources and quality. Wendy earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Southern Indiana and a master’s degree in business administration from Ball State. She serves on the board of directors for the Evansville Human Resources Association and the Warrick Humane Society.

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Brett Hirt
BRETT HIRT, PT, ATC

Director of Therapy Operations

Brett has been employed with Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth since 1996.

Brett has been a member of the Encompass Health team, formerly Healthsouth, since 1996. He currently serves as the director of therapy operations overseeing physical, occupational and speech language therapies. He has served on various local and national boards over his career. A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Brett graduated from the University of Evansville with a master’s degree in physical therapy.

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Rhonda Ramsey
RHONDA RAMSEY

Controller

Rhonda Ramsey joined the Encompass Health Deaconess, formerly HealthSouth Deaconess team in December of 2015.

Rhonda Ramsey joined the Encompass Health Deaconess, formerly HealthSouth Deaconess team in December of 2015. Prior to Encompass Health, Rhonda served on the finance team of a 400+ bed acute care hospital. She brings 25 years of healthcare finance experience to her role. She serves as treasurer on the South Spencer Scholarship Foundation. Rhonda earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from University of Southern Indiana.

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Anita Shaw
ANITA SHAW, LCSW, CPHRM, CCM, CBIS

Director of Quality/Risk

Anita joined Encompass Health Deaconess, formerly HealthSouth Deaconess in 2017 as the director of quality and risk.

Anita Shaw joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth Deaconess in 2017. She brings multiple years of healthcare administration experience to her role. Anita served previously as the director of case management and director of quality/risk at Encompass Health Deaconess. She is a licensed clinical social worker, certified case manager and certified professional in healthcare risk management.

Anita serves the community by participating on the human rights committee for Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center and is the chairperson for human rights at Ireland Behavioral Health Services. 

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Lauren Weil
Lauren Weil

Business Development Director

Lauren has been with Encompass Health Deaconess, formerly HealthSouth Deaconess, since 2011.

Lauren has been with Encompass Health Deaconess, formerly HealthSouth Deaconess, since 2011. Prior to transitioning into the business development director role in 2018, Lauren served as a physical therapy assistant then a therapy assistant team lead in 2014. She received her associate and bachelor’s degrees from The University of Evansville and a her master’s of health administration from the University of Southern Indiana. In addition, she is an active member of Therapy Dogs International with her Golden Retriever therapy dog, Lucy.

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