Superior amenities at our hospitals

47 Beds
Televisions
Telephones
Free WiFi
Pet friendly
Tours available
Support groups
Semi private rooms

We proudly display our Gold Seal of Approval™

Stroke Rehabilitation

Our stroke rehabilitation program has earned Disease-Specific Care Certification from The Joint Commission.

Hip Fracture Rehabilitation

Our hip fracture rehabilitation program has earned Disease-Specific Care Certification from The Joint Commission.

Parkinson's Disease Rehabilitation

Our Parkinson's disease rehabilitation program has earned Disease-Specific Care Certification from The Joint Commission.

Amputee Rehabilitation

Our amputee rehabilitation program has earned Disease-Specific Care Certification from The Joint Commission.

See our hospital

Leadership and staff

David Goodson
DAVID GOODSON

Chief Executive Officer

David serves as the Chief Executive Officer for Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Alexandria.

Dave has worked in the acute and post-acute healthcare fields in various leadership capacities spanning over 30 years. Before coming to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Alexandria as CEO, he served as a Regional Vice President for Select Medical Corporation (LTACH).

Read more
Vasudeva Dhulipala
VASUDEVA DHULIPALA, M.D.

Medical Director

Dr. Dhulipala has been the medical director at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Alexandria, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Alexandria, since 1994.

Dr. Dhulipala has been the medical director at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Alexandria, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Alexandria, since 1994. Prior to coming to Encompass Health, Dr. Dhulipala served as a staff physiatrist at the V. A. Hospital in Tuskegee, Alabama; the associate medical director for South Louisiana Rehabilitation Hospital in Baton Rouge; and the medical director for Franklin Foundation Hospital. He began his medical education at Kurnool Medical College in India. He completed his residency at New York Medical College in Valhalla. Dr. Dhulipala has been certified since 1990 by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

* The hospital provides access to independent physicians.

Read more
Vicki Bordelon
VICKI BORDELON, OT

Director of Therapy Operations

Vicki brings more than 20 years of rehab experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Alexandria, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Alexandria, where she has been employed since 1996.

Vicki brings more than 20 years of rehab experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Alexandria, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Alexandria, where she has been employed since 1996. She graduated from the University of Louisiana at Monroe with a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy in 1989. Vicki also serves on the Louisiana Occupational Therapy Association Board.

Read more
Alicia Fredieu
ALICIA FREDIEU, RN, CDCM

Director of Case Management

Alicia is the certified director of case management and serves as part of the senior leadership team at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Alexandria.

Alicia Fredieu is the certified director of case management and serves as part of the senior leadership team at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Alexandria. Alicia is a licensed registered nurse. Alicia obtained her Commission for Case Manager Certification in August 2018. Alicia has more than seven years’ experience in case management. Prior to her current role, Alicia spent four years as a home health case manager and served the last year as the assistant director of nursing and advanced illness management coordinator. In her current role,  Alicia acts as a patient and family advocate ensure the appropriate resources are received. As the CDCM, Alicia also focuses on census management, patient care outcomes, and oversees the interdisciplinary plan of care and the discharge planning process.

Read more
Jaysen Grandshaw
JAYSEN GRANDSHAW

Director of Plant Operations

Jaysen Grandshaw is the director of plant operations for Encompass Health Alexandria, formerly HealthSouth in Alexandria, where he manages dietary, housekeeping, transportation and maintenance of the building.

Jaysen Grandshaw is the director of plant operations for Encompass Health Alexandria, formerly HealthSouth in Alexandria, where he manages dietary, housekeeping, transportation and maintenance of the building. Jaysen holds an associate’s degree in HVAC from Spartan College at Westminster Co. Jaysen has more than 16 years of mechanical and managerial experience and is currently serving in the Louisiana National Guard. He has obtained certifications in Asbestos and Silica removal and awareness, Hazardous waste disposal for HealthCare Facilities, Emergency Preparedness in a Healthcare Facility, OSHA Back Injury Awareness, OSHA Electrical Awareness, OSHA Respiratory protection, OSHA Ladder Safety. He is also an active member with NFPA and FEMA.

Read more
Mary Elaine Mcdowell
MARY ELAINE MCDOWELL, RN, CRRN

Director of Quality/Risk

Currently employed since 2012 at Encompass Health of Alexandria, formerly HealthSouth of Alexandria, Mary “Elaine” McDowell, RN, CRRN is the director of quality/risk.

Currently employed since 2012 at Encompass Health of Alexandria, formerly HealthSouth of Alexandria, Mary “Elaine” McDowell, RN, CRRN is the director of quality/risk. She learned a lot growing up on a family farm in Avoyelles parish in Central Louisiana about good Cajun food, trying to do things the right way, self-discipline, accountability, thinking before speaking, loss and gain, management, caring, sharing and fishing. She is graduate of Louisiana State University at Alexandria School of Nursing with more than 20 years of nursing management experience

Read more
Milton J. Toups, III
MILTON J. TOUPS, III

Director of Pharmacy

Milton has more than 20 years of experience in hospital pharmacy.

Milton has more than 20 years of experience in hospital pharmacy. He graduated from the University of Louisiana at Monroe with a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy in 1989.

Read more
Joanna Williams
JOANNA WILLIAMS

Chief Nursing Officer

Joanna Williams, RN, BSN, MSN-HCM has been the chief nursing officer since June 2015, overseeing nursing, respiratory therapy, wound care, infection control, and dietary services.

Joanna Williams, RN, BSN, MSN-HCM has been the chief nursing officer of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Alexandria, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Alexandria, since June 2015, overseeing nursing, respiratory therapy, wound care, infection control, and dietary services.

Prior to Encompass Health, she was the director of critical care services and served in other leadership roles in the critical care service line for 22 years. She obtained an associate's degree in nursing from Louisiana State University of Alexandria, a bachelor's degree in nursing from Northwestern State University, and a Master of Science in nursing and healthcare management from Loyola State University of New Orleans, La..

Read more
Linda Wright
LINDA WRIGHT

Controller

Linda has been employed for a total of five years and serves as both controller and area controller (Alexandria/ Ruston).

Linda has been employed by Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Alexandria, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Alexandria, for a total of five years, where she has served as both controller and area controller (Alexandria/ Ruston). She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting from University of Texas at Arlington, and has been a CPA for 23 years. Linda has a combined 22 years of healthcare experience in both public accounting and hospital management roles.

Read more

loading...