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Welcome to our hospital

At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Gadsden, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Located in Gadsden, our inpatient rehabilitation hospital provides inpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech language pathology for stroke 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

Televisions

Telephones

Tours available

Free WiFi

Courtyard

Nonsmoking

Pet friendly

Interpreter services

Spanish translators available

Support groups

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.

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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.

L0 - Lobby
  • Adjoined lobby area with two hallways leading to various parts of the facility.
  • Main lobby showing seating, a large picture window, and a receptionist desk.
  • Multiple, automatic sliding door entries leading to the main lobby.
  • Curbside drop off directly in front of the automatic doors leading to the main lobby.
  • Roundabout drive-thru with canopied, curbside parking. The canopy is held up by two brick pillars that serve as an island in the roundabout.
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  • Hospital floor with two hallways and desk for Nurses and doctors.
  • Area includes three hallways to various hospital areas.
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  • Large open room housing various therapy technologies and equipment.
  • Area for standard exercise equipment used for physical and occupational therapy available.
  • Multiple tables throughout the room used for therapy techniques.
  • Small apartment is recreated with bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, and laundry machines to assist in therapy for daily life activities.
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L3 - Courtyard
  • Outdoor patio area for therapy and relaxation.
  • Smal stairs and benches availabel for wlaking or sitting outside.
  • Garden area with raised dirt bed and ground level planting.
  • Gazebo with table, chairs, and shade.
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  • Patient room with hospital bed.
  • Small desk area with chairs next to closet for storing personal belongings.
  • Sink with hot, cold, soap dispensers and paper towels in room.
  • Window ith view and television for patient use.

Hospital happenings

Our team is still participating in the Gadsden Heart Walk, just in a different setting. #gadsdenheartwalk #ahaalabama

- Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Gadsden

Leadership and staff

Kayla Feazell
KAYLA FEAZELL

Chief Executive Officer

Kayla came to Encompass Health Gadsden, formerly HealthSouth Gadsden from Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Montgomery where she served as an associate administrator. 

Kayla came to Encompass Health Gadsden, formerly HealthSouth Gadsden from Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Montgomery where she served as an associate administrator. Her experience also includes serving as controller at Encompass Health Sugar Land Rehabilitation Hospital and in various roles with Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Hospital in Katy, Texas. She received her bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from Huntington College and her master’s in business administration from Tulane University.

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Leslie Davis
LESLIE DAVIS

Director of Case Management

Leslie brings 23 years of nursing experience to Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth.

Leslie brings 23 years of nursing experience to Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth. In 2013, she transferred to Encompass Health Gadsden from HealthSouth Lakeshore in Birmingham, Alabama, where she held multiple roles as a staff nurse, weekend nurse supervisor and PPS coordinator. She began her career at HealthSouth Gadsden as a case manager and was promoted to the director position in 2016. Leslie is a Certified Case Manger and Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse and is currently furthering her education at Southern New Hampshire University.

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Tina Dorsett
TINA DORSETT

Chief Nursing Officer

Tina has more than 25 years of nursing experience ranging from medical surgical nursing and intensive care.

Tina has more than 25 years of nursing experience ranging from medical surgical nursing and intensive care. She began working at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Gadsden, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Gadsden in 2008 as a staff nurse and has served in the roles of charge nurse, supervisor and nurse manager. She is a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse and is currently furthering her education at Southern New Hampshire University.

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Kim Lemons
KIM LEMONS

Quality Director

Kim has more than 26 years of nursing experience and joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Gadsden, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Gadsden in 2001.

Kim has more than 26 years of nursing experience and joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Gadsden, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Gadsden in 2001. She began working as a staff nurse and has served in the roles of charge nurse, case manager, infection control and nurse supervisor. Kim also oversees the hospital’s employee health initiatives.

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Jennifer Oriz-McDaniel
JENNIFER MCDANIEL

Director of Business Development

Jennifer has more than nine years of experience in healthcare marketing, which includes the areas of case management, discharge planning, medical sales, business development and physician relations.

Jennifer has more than nine years of experience in healthcare marketing, which includes the areas of case management, discharge planning, medical sales, business development and physician relations. An Anniston native, Jennifer graduated from Jacksonville State University with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and is a proud partner of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association of Alabama.

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Brandi Nichols
Brandi Nichols

Director of Pharmacy

Brandi has been with Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, since 2004.

Brandi has been with Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, since 2004. She has a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from the University of South Alabama and a Doctorate of Pharmacy from Samford University. She is a member of the Alabama Society of Health System Pharmacists and specializes in geriatric medicine.

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Janet Reason
JANET REASON

Director of Therapy Operations

Janet has been with Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Gadsden, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Gadsden since 2002 and has worked in both the inpatient and outpatient departments.

Janet has been with Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Gadsden, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Gadsden since 2002 and has worked in both the inpatient and outpatient departments. She specializes in stroke rehabilitation. Janet graduated from Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation services and received her master’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Alabama in Birmingham.

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Phil Stinson
Phillip Stinson

Director of Facilities Management

Phil has more than 39 years of plant operations experience and has served for over 13 years as a director in an acute hospital.

Phil has more than 39 years of plant operations experience and has served for over 13 years as a director in an acute hospital. He joined Encompass Health Gadsden in 2015 and works to oversee security and is a safety officer member of the Alabama Society of HealthCare Engineers (ALSHE).

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Melissa Vickers
Melissa Vickers

Controller

Melissa joined Encompass Health Gadsden in 2018. She has over 20 years of experience in acute and rehabilitation healthcare settings.

Melissa joined Encompass Health Gadsden in 2018. She has over 20 years of experience in acute and rehabilitation healthcare settings. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from The University of Alabama and a master’s degree in business administration from Georgia State University. Melissa is also a certified public accountant and a certified management accountant.

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Rhonda Young
RHONDA YOUNG

Human Resources Director

Rhonda joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Gadsden, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Gadsden in 2015 as Human Resources Director. 

Rhonda joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Gadsden, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Gadsden in 2015 as Human Resources Director. Rhonda has more than 30 years of experience in human resources and recruitment having previously worked with Health Management Associates at the hospital and corporate level and Tenet Healthcare.

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