Encompass Health is a national sponsor of Together to End Stroke
By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for healthcare quality and safety, our hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission.
Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in oncology rehabilitation.
Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in stroke rehabilitation.
Chief Executive Officer
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.
Dr. Chue* is a board-certified physiatrist and the medical director of Encompass Health Desert Canyon Rehabilitation Hospital. He formerly served as the medical director of both St. Rose De Lima Rehabilitation Unit and Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Henderson. Dr. Chue has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from UCLA and received his doctoral of medicine from UCLA School of Medicine in 1987. He completed his residency at UCLA/West LA VA program in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Dr. Chue was featured in U.S. News and World Report, as one of Southern Nevada’s “TOP DOCTORS” in physical medicine and rehabilitation - 2012/2013.
* The hospital provides access to independent physicians.
Facilities Management Director
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.
Area Business Development Director
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.
Director of Human Resources
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.
Director of Quality and Risk
Ron joined Encompass Health Desert Canyon in 2017. He has worked in healthcare for more than five years in various aspects of quality and performance improvement. Most recently, he worked at DaVita Kidney Care Group as the hospital services administrator for acute care services. Ron has also worked at Northwest Texas Healthcare System as the director of patient experience and performance improvement, overseeing the patient experience and project management throughout the acute care hospital, free-standing emergency room and five off-site clinics. He earned his bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration and policy with a minor in business administration from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, as well as a master’s degree in healthcare administration. Ron also holds his certification in lean six sigma, greenbelt.
Director of Case Management
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.
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.
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. 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.
Director of Therapy Operations
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.