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Welcome to our hospital

At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Desert Canyon, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. We serve the greater Las Vegas area as a leading provider of inpatient rehabilitation for stroke, brain injury, oncology 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 Private rooms

Televisions

Telephones

Free WiFi

Cafeteria

Courtyard

Interpreter services

Spanish translators available

Tours available

Support groups

Pet friendly

Volunteers

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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.

Oncology Rehabilitation

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

Stroke Rehabilitation

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

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.

  • 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 going right and left for patient and visitors
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  • Multiple tables and chairs for patients and visitors to eat together.
  • Buffet style food area with menu, utensils, and condiments to choose.
  • Doors to courtyard/outdoor seating area
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L2 - Day room
  • Multiple tables and chairs for patients, visitors, and family to sit together.
  • Television with chairs available for use.
  • Piano in corner of room next to bookcase with books to borrow.
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L3 - Courtyard |
  • 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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L5 - Private patient room
  • Patient room with bed, sink, bathroom, TV and chair for visitors.
  • Wardrobe with storage for personal effects is next to television.
  • Window with exterior view.
  • Sink in room with mirror, drawers, and soap available.

Hospital happenings

We would like to take a moment to recognize our dedicated, hard working physical therapy team as they celebrated the end of National Physical Therapy month at Desert Canyon. Thank you to this awesome team for helping our patients reach their goals!

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Hospital happenings

We gave our pharmacy team a "dose" of appreciation for National Pharmacy Week! Thank you for being an integral part of the team.

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Hospital happenings

Physical Therapist Marin and PT student Carina use balloons to work with a patient on coordinated movement exercises.

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Hospital happenings

Desert Canyon keeps the tradition alive during National Rehabilitation Awareness Week by lining up for our annual "DC" photo. For the 2020 version, we added masks!

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Hospital happenings

Lacy Yoder, senior liaison, and John Walmsley, lead physical therapist, had some fun kicking off our employee Facebook engagement campaign to increase our viewership and awareness.

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Hospital happenings

Led by our rock star CEO, Peggy Nelson, our National Rehabilitation Awareness Week rock band competition heated up to find the fiercest group of employees at Desert Canyon!

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Leadership and staff

Peggy Nelson
PEGGY NELSON

Chief Executive Officer

Peggy joined Encompass Health Desert Canyon in 2016 and has 26 years of healthcare experience.

Peggy joined Encompass Health Desert Canyon in 2016 and has 26 years of healthcare experience. Prior to coming to Encompass Health, she served as the chief operating officer at Wellness Healthcare Partners in Chicago, IL. Peggy has also worked for Marian Joy Rehabilitation Hospital in Wheaton, IL as the executive director of rehabilitation services, managing a 37-bed sub-acute unit, three outpatient rehab programs and a 259-bed acute rehabilitation program. She has worked as an occupational therapist and currently serves as the affiliated state association president’s chair for the American Occupational Therapy Association. Peggy earned her bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from Colorado State University and her MBA from Benedictine University.

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Wayne Blas
Wayne Blas

Facilities Management Director

Wayne joined Encompass Health Desert Canyon in 2018 and has 25 years of healthcare engineering experience.

Wayne joined Encompass Health Desert Canyon in 2018 and has 25 years of healthcare engineering experience. Prior to joining the Encompass Health team in 2017 at one of our Tucson, Arizona facilities, Wayne worked at Baptist Health in Jacksonville, Florida for 22 years, where he served as supervisor of plant operations. He currently maintains certifications for CHFM (Certified Healthcare Facility Manager), CHSP (Certified Healthcare Safety Professional) and a member of American Society of Healthcare Engineers since 2015. Wayne also served in the US Navy for 10 years, prior to his healthcare career.

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Mary Clarke
MARY CLARKE

Area Business Development Director

Mary Clarke joined Encompass Health as the Area Business Development Director for Desert Canyon, Henderson and Las Vegas in 2019.

Mary Clarke joined Encompass Health as the Area Business Development Director for Desert Canyon, Henderson and Las Vegas in 2019 where she is responsible for hospital inpatient volume through the development and implementation of effective business strategies and market analysis. Mary brings over 20 years of healthcare marketing experience to her position. She also worked for Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospitals in New Jersey (formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospitals) from 2005 to 2017.

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Ashlyn Kelley
ASHLYN KELLEY

Director of Human Resources

Ashlyn has worked at Encompass Health Desert Canyon since 2014.

Ashlyn has worked at Encompass Health Desert Canyon since 2014. She has worked in various aspects of human resources in the healthcare industry since 2009. Prior to that, Ashlyn specialized in training and development with the Sands Corporation. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in psychology, a Bachelor’s of Arts in business administration from the University of Nevada Las Vegas as well as a master’s degree in employment law from Penn State University. Ashlyn is also PHR certified.

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Chelsea Montervino
Chelsea Montervino

Controller

Chelsea joined Encompass Health 2020 as the controller.

Chelsea joined Encompass Health 2020 as the controller. She brings 20 years in accounting and finance experience in industries such as pharmaceutical and healthcare.  She received her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Rider University.  She earned her CFE certification and is an active member of the board for the Las Vegas Chapter.

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Sharon Nash
SHARON NASH, MSW, LSW

Director of Case Management

Sharon joined Encompass Health Desert Canyon in 2016.

Sharon joined Encompass Health Desert Canyon in 2016. Prior to joining Encompass Health Desert Canyon, Sharon worked as a social worker and as the director of operations for home therapy for Fresenius Medical Care. She earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology from Covenant College and a master’s degree in social work from Winthrop University. Sharon has more than 15 years of experience in social work, including the areas of case management in child protective services, acute hospital case management and case management with patients and families impacted by end stage renal disease.

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David Nguyen
DAVID NGUYEN, PHARM.D

Pharmacy Director

David joined Encompass Health Desert Canyon in 2018.

David joined Encompass Health Desert Canyon in 2018. He obtained his Doctor of Pharmacy in Las Vegas and is happy to stay in the city to give back to the community. After graduating, he briefly worked in the community pharmacy setting before setting sights on a more clinical career path. Prior to joining the team at Encompass Health, he worked as a clinical pharmacist at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, one of the state’s largest hospitals. In addition, he is heavily involved with the Nevada Society of Health System Pharmacists (NVSHP) as the current Immediate Past President.

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Lupe Storck
LUPE STORCK

Chief Nursing Officer

Lupe joined Encompass Health in February 2013 and served as nursing supervisor and nurse manager before becoming the chief nursing officer at Encompass Health Desert Canyon.

Lupe joined Encompass Health in February 2013 and served as nursing supervisor and nurse manager before becoming the chief nursing officer at Encompass Health Desert Canyon. She has spent her professional nursing career in the rehabilitation setting, striving to maximize the quality of care for her patients. Prior to relocating to Las Vegas, Lupe served as the chief nursing officer for Encompass Health in San Antonio and served as president of the Central Texas Association of Rehabilitation Nurses. Lupe earned an associate’s degree from Austin Community College, a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and completed her master’s degree in nursing leadership and management from Western Governors University.

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Shannon Way
SHANNON WAY, MPH, RN, CPHQ

Director of Quality and Risk

Shannon joined Encompass Health in August 2020 as the director of quality and risk.

Shannon joined Encompass Health in August 2020 as the director of quality and risk. She brings to her position over 10 years of combined experience in quality, performance improvement, and infection control. She holds a bachelor's degree in nursing from Georgia Southern University and a master's degree in public health from Tulane University. Additionally, she is currently a certified professional in healthcare quality (CPHQ) and is a member of the national association for healthcare quality (NAHQ).

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Tyler Wild
TYLER WILD

Director of Therapy Operations

Tyler joined Encompass Health Desert Canyon in 2009 after graduating from UNLV with his doctorate degree in physical therapy.

Tyler joined Encompass Health Desert Canyon in 2009 after graduating from UNLV with his doctorate degree in physical therapy. Tyler has experience working in various settings including outpatient, skilled nursing and long term acute care. In addition to his physical therapy degree, he has also earned a bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration.

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