Superior amenities at our hospitals

64 Beds
Televisions
Telephones
Free WiFi
Cafeteria
Pool
ADA approved service animals allowed
Courtyard
Nonsmoking
Volunteers
Student observation hours
Spanish translators available
Interpreter services
Support groups
Tours available

We proudly display our Gold Seal of Approval™

Stroke Rehabilitation

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

Leadership and Staff

Steve Schaefer
STEVE SCHAEFER

Chief Executive Officer

Steve joined Encompass Health in December 2008 with more than 20 years of leadership experience in the healthcare field

Steve joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, in December 2008. He has more than 20 years of leadership experience in the healthcare field. Under his leadership, the hospital has built upon its community reputation for delivering high quality care and exceptional patient experiences. The hospital exceeds benchmarks in patient satisfaction, clinical outcomes and employee satisfaction. Steve has extended Encompass Health’s reach and commitment in the community with his involvement with The Resource Exchange, Leadership Pikes Peak, the American Heart Association, American Stroke Association and the Memorial Task Force.

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Nathaniel Miller
NATHANIEL MILLER M D

Medical Director

Dr. Nathaniel Miller is the medical director of Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, Colorado Springs and serves as the associate medical director of Encompass Health Littleton.

Dr. Nathaniel Miller is the medical director of Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, Colorado Springs and serves as the associate medical director of Encompass Health Littleton. He received his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Denver and a master’s degree in organic chemistry from CU Denver. He furthered his medical education by receiving his medical doctorate at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University and by completing his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Marianjoy in Wheaton, Illinois. Dr. Miller is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation through the ABPMR and AOA as well as traumatic brain injury. His interests include traumatic brain injury, stroke and spasticity management.

* All physicians are independent and are not employees of this hospital.

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Michelle Achterhof
MICHELLE ACHTERHOF, LCSW, MBA

Director of Case Management

Michelle joined the Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, Rehabilitation team in March 2013.

Michelle joined the Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, Rehabilitation team in March 2013. She has over 14 years of experience in the field of social work. Michelle earned her bachelor’s degree from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI. She then went on to earn her Master’s Degree in Social Work (2012) and Business Administration (2018) from Newman University in Wichita, Kansas. Michelle thrives on providing quality care to our patients. Michelle enjoys hiking with her family and friends.

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Stephanie Davis
STEPHANIE DAVIS, CPA

Controller

Stephanie joined Encompass Health of Colorado Springs in November 2013 with over nine years of financial accounting experience.

Stephanie joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, of Colorado Springs in November 2013 with over nine years of financial accounting experience. Prior to joining the Encompass Health team, Stephanie was a manager in the healthcare audit and attestation practice of a regional accounting firm within their Colorado Springs office. Stephanie holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Missouri in Kansas City. She is a certified public accountant in the State of Colorado and holds memberships in the American Institute of CPAs and Healthcare Financial Management Association.

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Michael Durbin
MICHAEL DURBIN

Director of Human Resources

Michael joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Colorado Springs in January 2018.

Michael joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Colorado Springs in January 2018. Prior to joining Encompass Health he worked in human resources for the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, and he worked in higher education as a residence hall director for several years. Michael holds a master’s degree in organizational leadership from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa, and a Bachelor of Arts in communication and psychology from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.

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Carley Hyman
CARLEY HYMAN, BSN, RN, CRRN

Director of Business Development

Carley joined Encompass Health of Colorado Springs in December 2008 as a nurse liaison and moved into the director of marketing operations position July 2013.

Carley joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, of Colorado Springs in December 2008 as a nurse liaison and moved into the director of marketing operations position July 2013. She graduated from the University of Alaska, Anchorage in 2001 with bachelor's in nursing science with leadership honors. Areas of nursing practice include; critical care, high risk orthopedics, rural nursing and inpatient rehabilitation. She became a CRRN December 2014. She is an avid triathlete and enjoys spending time with her children and dog.

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Jacqueline McGuire
JACQUELINE MCGUIRE

Director of Quality/Risk

Jacqueline is a registered nurse and holds a master’s degree in health administration.

Jacqueline is a registered nurse and holds a master’s degree in health administration. She has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, with the last 5 years spent in quality auditing and reporting. She is passionate about interdepartmental collaboration to ensure efficient, high quality care for the community.

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Cindy Nordell
CINDY NORDELL

Chief Nursing Officer

Cindy has been a registered nurse for more than 20 years and holds a master’s degree in business administration.

Cindy has been a registered nurse for more than 20 years and holds a master’s degree in business administration. In her previous career with Centura Health, she served in a hospital leadership role for three years. As a nurse leader, she loves building a passionate team of caregivers focused on excellent customer service.

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Kiran Pandit
KIRAN PANDIT, M.D.

Attending Physician

Dr. Pandit received his medical training from Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences in India and the University of Louisville’s Internal Medicine Residency Program

Dr. Pandit received his medical training from Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences in India and the University of Louisville’s Internal Medicine Residency Program as well as the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Program in Louisville, Ky., where he also completed his residency. He is a member of the House Staff Council at the University of Louisville, the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the American Academy of Physiatrists, the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine and the Greater Louisville Medical Society. Dr. Pandit has earned many awards and honors, is bilingual and enjoys basketball, golf, and running in his spare time.

* The hospital provides access to independent physicians.

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Patrick Quirk
PATRICK QUIRK, PT

Director of Therapy Operations

Patrick is the director of therapy operations for Encompass Health Colorado Springs.

Patrick is the director of therapy operations for Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, Colorado Springs. He joined the HealthSouth team in 2001; it was then he realized his true passion and talent for rehabilitation. He has more than 13 years of clinical experience. Patrick’s physical therapy career began at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, California in 1998. He was born and raised in California where he went on to get his physical therapy degree from the California State University of Sacramento.

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Paula Wegert
PAULA WEGERT, M.D.

Attending Physician

Dr. Wegert joined Encompass Health in July 2009

Dr. Wegert joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, in July 2009. She completed medical school at the Medical College of Ohio, and completed her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Texas Health Science Center of San Antonio. She is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with a subspecialty in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine.

* The hospital provides access to independent physicians.

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