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Welcome to our hospital

At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Northern Kentucky, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Serving Edgewood and the tristate area, 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

51 Beds

Bariatric rooms

Televisions

Telephones

Free WiFi

Pet friendly

Interpreter services

Tours available

Support groups

Nonsmoking

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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.

Brain Injury Rehabilitation

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

Hospital happenings

Thank you to all of our healthcare heroes working on the front lines to help our patients every day from your Clinical rehabilitation liason team,

- Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Northern Kentucky

Thankyou

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. The room links below our virtual tour leave this website and go directly to Google maps to walk through the hospital.

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
  • 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.
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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.
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  • Outdoor area for rest and relaxation with multiple tables and chairs/benches.
  • Area for gardening and mailboxes around courtyard area.
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  • Shared patient room with two beds, sink, bathroom, TV and chairs for visitors.
  • Nightstands are placed next to each bed with a curtain to divide room between patient beds.
  • Window with exterior view.
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  • Patient room with bed, sink, bathroom, TV and chair for visitors.
  • Wardrobe with storage for personal effects is under the television.
  • Small desk area with chair.
  • Window with exterior view.

Leadership and staff

Jeremy Yates
Jeremy Yates

Chief Executive Officer

Jeremy joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth in 2017 as the chief executive officer, bringing more than a decade of executive leadership in the skilled nursing and retirement community arena.

Jeremy joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth in 2017 as the chief executive officer, bringing more than a decade of executive leadership in the skilled nursing and retirement community arena. He began his career in the admissions and marketing field, and quickly progressed to executive leadership. He has proven strengths in strategic planning, hospitality, customer relations and quality assurance. Jeremy earned his bachelor’s degree in communications from Purdue University and is a licensed nursing home administrator in Ohio and Kentucky.

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Ralph Huller
Ralph Huller, MD

Medical Director

Dr. Huller is a graduate of Xavier University and Loyola University School of Medicine.

Dr. Huller is a graduate of Xavier University and Loyola University School of Medicine. His residency and fellowship was obtained at the University of Cincinnati. He has 40 years of experience in Northern Kentucky practicing internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, critical care and sleep study medicine. In addition to his extensive clinical and highly skilled medical experience, Dr. Huller has served in various capacities and roles at Encompass Health Northern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital since establishment.

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Josh Bitson
Joshua Bitson

Director of Facilities Management

Josh joined Encompass Health in June of 2020 after working for five years as the director of facilities for critical access hospitals in Northern Michigan.

Josh joined Encompass Health in June of 2020 after working for five years as the director of facilities for critical access hospitals in Northern Michigan. He brings experience in LEAN principles, construction management, ICRA compliance and NFPA and OSHA compliance. He has a bachelor’s degree in facilities management from Ferris State University as well as an associate’s degree in Architectural Technology.

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Missy Fisher
Missy Fisher

Business Development Director

Missy has more than 20 plus years of healthcare experience in Northern Kentucky.

Missy has more than 20 plus years of healthcare experience in Northern Kentucky. She received her MBA from Thomas More College and holds Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification. Missy has a bachelor's degree in social work from Western Kentucky University and a Kentucky license in social work. She leads the marketing and admissions team.

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Betsy Jackson
Betsy Jackson, MBA, MSN, RN, SANE

Chief Nursing Officer

Betsy has served in a variety of leadership roles over the last 10 years.

Betsy has served in a variety of leadership roles over the last 10 years. She has 15 years of healthcare experience in the acute care hospital setting and emergency department and achieved her master’s degree in Nursing from Northern Kentucky University and a master’s degree in business administration from Thomas More College.

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Bridgette Keith
Bridgette Keith

Human Resources Director

Joining the Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth team in June of 2012, Bridgette brings 13 years of experience in a variety of human resource functions.

Joining the Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth team in June of 2012, Bridgette brings 13 years of experience in a variety of human resource functions. She obtained a bachelor's degree from Northern Kentucky University in speech communication and a master's degree in business administration from Columbia Southern University.

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Lisa McGue
Lisa McGue

Controller

Lisa has more than 12 years of healthcare finance experience. She began her healthcare career in 1995 as a staff accountant, advancing to business office manager, followed by controller.

Lisa has more than 12 years of healthcare finance experience. She began her healthcare career in 1995 as a staff accountant, advancing to business office manager, followed by controller. Lisa holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Northern Kentucky University.

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Mary Pfeffer
Mary Pfeffer, OTR/L

Director of Therapy Operations

Mary has practiced as an occupational therapist for more than 20 years. She is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University.

Mary has practiced as an occupational therapist for more than 20 years. She is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University. Her clinical interests and experience include acute rehabilitation, industrial rehabilitation, ergonomics and management. At present, she leads the inpatient therapy teams at Encompass Health Northern Kentucky, formerly HealthSouth Northern Kentucky.

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Kara Rehkamp
Kara Rehkamp

Director of Pharmacy

Kara joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Northern Kentucky, formerly HealthSouth Northern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital in 2007.

Kara joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Northern Kentucky, formerly HealthSouth Northern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital in 2007 as an as-needed pharmacist while serving as a pharmacist in a large acute care hospital for 12 years. In total, she brings more than 20 years' experience in an acute care setting. In August 2017, she made the transition into the role of director of pharmacy at Encompass Health Northern Kentucky. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) from the University of Cincinnati in 2003.

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Erin Thom
Erin Thom, MSW, LSW

Director of Case Management

Erin has more than 10 years of experience as a licensed social worker.

Erin has more than 10 years of experience as a licensed social worker and holds a bachelor's degree in social work from Northern Kentucky University and a master's degree in social work from the University of Cincinnati. She has worked for HealthSouth Northern Kentucky for five years and currently manages the case management/discharge planning staff.

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Julie Wring
Julie Wring

Director of Quality & Risk

Julie started her career at Encompass Health Northern Kentucky, formerly HealthSouth Northern Kentucky as the senior speech-language pathologist in 2005.

Julie started her career at Encompass Health Northern Kentucky, formerly HealthSouth Northern Kentucky as the senior speech-language pathologist in 2005. During her time in the therapy department, she led the stroke and brain injury programs for The Joint Commission Disease-Specific Care Certification. She earned a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s degree in speech sciences from Indiana University.

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