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Our agency is now Encompass Health

Dear valued patients and families,

On Apr. 1, 2018, our agency transitioned to the new name of “Encompass Health”. This is an important milestone in our journey to deliver connected care and superior outcomes. We want to take this opportunity to reassure you that there is no change in ownership, local management, the team that cares for you, or our quality of care.

Why shift to Encompass Health?
This name change reflects our expanding national footprint and our strategy to deliver high-quality, coordinated care through our home health and hospice agencies, as well as inpatient rehabilitation hospitals in certain markets. We’ll be able to provide an even stronger foundation for patients and caregivers to identify Encompass Health as a provider of choice, one that puts your needs at the center.

What you can expect
The transition to the Encompass Health name will not change the services or care that our patients and families experience. We remain as committed as ever to delivering high-quality, cost-effective care, creating superior outcomes and ensuring that your experience with Encompass Health is exceptional.

We’re excited to continue to serve your community under our new name, Encompass Health.

Sincerely,

Tracey Kruse

Chief Operating Officer

Encompass Health Home Health & Hospice

We know home health

  • Many of our agencies have been named “HomeCare Elite,” a national honor awarded to the top 25% of agencies on a region-by-region basis, for quality care and patient experience. 
  • Our home health segment leads the industry in lowering hospital readmissions for our patients within the first 30 days after discharge.
  • Our TeamWorks initiative is a multidisciplinary nationwide effort to identify and share best practices. 

Our home health & hospice leadership in Dallas

April Anthony
APRIL ANTHONY

Chief Executive Officer, Home Health & Hospice

April Anthony is the chief executive officer of home health & hospice for Encompass Health. 

April Anthony is the chief executive officer of home health & hospice for Encompass Health. Anthony’s leadership within the company began in 1998 when she founded Encompass Home Health & Hospice, growing it to become an industry leader and best place to work on national levels. Anthony initially moved into the home care industry in 1992 and soon became the owner and CEO of Liberty Health Services. She was the recipient of Ernst & Young’s prestigious 2006 Entrepreneur of the Year award based on her creative and innovative approach to home health care. She is also a certified public accountant, beginning her career at Price Waterhouse. Anthony graduated from Abilene Christian University in Texas with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

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 Judee Barrett
JUDEE BARRETT

Senior Vice President of Sales, Home Health & Hospice

Judee Barrett is the senior vice president of sales of home health & hospice at Encompass Health. 

Judee Barrett is the senior vice president of sales of home health & hospice at Encompass Health. She has worked in the home care industry for more than 15 years serving in a variety of roles including national director of orthopedics, director of specialty programs and most recently serving in the vice president of sales. Barrett began her career as a licensed physical therapist treating patients in a variety of settings. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and received her master’s degree in physical therapy at Texas Women’s University in Houston, Texas.

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Cliff Blessing
CLIFF BLESSING

Senior Vice President of Development, Home Health & Hospice

Cliff Blessing is the senior vice president of development of home health & hospice at Encompass Health. 

Cliff Blessing is the senior vice president of development of home health & hospice at Encompass Health. Prior to this role, he served as senior vice president of development at Encompass Home Health and Hospice, joining the company in 2012. Previous experience includes working in corporate finance and development at Pizza Hut, commercial lending and real estate development. Blessing graduated from Abilene Christian University in Texas with a bachelor's degree in finance, followed by earning a master's degree in business administration from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

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Andy Ingram
ANDY INGRAM

Executive Vice President of Operations, Home Health & Hospice

Andy Ingram is the executive vice president of operations of home health & hospice at Encompass Health. 

Andy Ingram is the executive vice president of operations of home health & hospice at Encompass Health. Prior to serving in this role, Ingram was vice president of operations for Encompass Home Health & Hospice, joining the company in January 2010. Ingram offers extensive experience in the healthcare continuum, providing leadership senior and regional level positions with Apria Healthcare, McKesson Healthcare, Home Care Supply (Praxair) and Physician Sales and Service (PSS). Ingram earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Fla.

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Luke James
LUKE JAMES

Chief Strategy Officer, Home Health & Hospice

Luke James is the chief strategy officer of home health & hospice at Encompass Health. 

Luke James is the chief strategy officer of home health & hospice at Encompass Health. In this role, his leadership has included serving acquisition and joint venture-related growth opportunities, initiatives with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and Congress, focusing on key issues impacting the home health and hospice industries. Luke received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Abilene Christian University in Texas.

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Chad Knight
CHAD KNIGHT

General Counsel, Home Health & Hospice

Chad Knight serves as general counsel of home health and hospice for Encompass Health.

Chad Knight serves as general counsel of home health and hospice for Encompass Health. Prior to joining Encompass Health, he was general counsel of ZoomCare, assistant general counsel of PeaceHealth System and also in private practice. He received a bachelor’s degree from Seattle Pacific University and law degree from the University of Washington School of Law.

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Tracey Kruse
TRACEY KRUSE

Chief Operating Officer, Home Health & Hospice

Tracey Kruse is the chief operating officer of Home Health & Hospice at Encompass Health. 

Tracey Kruse is the chief operating officer of Home Health & Hospice at Encompass Health. Kruse served in this same role at Encompass Home Health & Hospice after joining the company in 1999 as vice president of operations. Prior to her tenure at Encompass, Kruse served as the director of operations for Home Health Corporation of America and Medical Air Supply. Earlier in her career, she worked as a licensed respiratory therapist in the healthcare field. Kruse earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

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Bud Langham
BUD LANGHAM

Chief Clinical Officer, Home Health & Hospice

Bud Langham is the chief clinical officer of home health and hospice at Encompass Health. 

Bud Langham is the chief clinical officer of home health and hospice at Encompass Health. He joined Encompass Home Health and Hospital in 2008, holding leadership roles in a variety of acute and post-acute settings including acute care hospital, inpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing, outpatient and cardiac rehabilitation. Langham is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, Okla. and the OU Price College of Business in Norman, Okla.

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Dan Peoples
DAN PEOPLES

Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Home Health & Hospice

Dan Peoples is the executive vice president of sales and marketing of home health and hospice at Encompass Health. 

Dan Peoples is the executive vice president of sales and marketing of home health and hospice at Encompass Health. He provides extensive experience knowledge in the creation and success of start-up companies, having formed Taylor Medical, Inc. and  Home Care Supply, Inc.. Peoples received his bachelor's degree in business administration from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.

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Brenda Riordan
BRENDA RIORDAN

Executive Vice President of Clinical Operations, Home Health & Hospice

Brenda Riordan is the executive vice president of clinical operations of home health and hospice at Encompass Health. 

Brenda Riordan is the executive vice president of clinical operations of home health and hospice at Encompass Health. She joined Encompass Home Health & Hospice in 2012, serving as regional president before being promoted to her current executive role. Riordan earned her undergraduate degree in occupational therapy from Boston University and a master’s degree in public administration/health administration from Suffolk University in Boston, Mass.

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Bob Thompson
BOB THOMPSON

Chief Financial Officer, Home Health & Hospice

Bob Thompson is the chief financial officer of home health & hospice at Encompass Health. 

Bob Thompson is the chief financial officer of home health & hospice at Encompass Health. Thompson performed in this same role when he joined Encompass Health Home Health & Hospice in 2006. He offers more than 20 years of senior executive finance experience, serving as the executive vice president and chief financial officer for Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. Thompson is a certified public accountant and has worked as an audit manager at Ernst & Young. Bob received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from The University of Texas at Austin.

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