Superior amenities at our hospitals

Televisions
Telephones
Tours available
Free WiFi
Courtyard
Pet friendly
Interpreter services
Spanish translators available
Support groups
Student observation hours
Smoking

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.

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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Vladimir Slutsker, D.O.
VLADIMIR SLUTSKER, D.O.

Medical Director

Dr. Slutsker joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth in 2005 in Phenix City, AL, and later joined the Encompass Health team in Fredericksburg, VA,  before coming to Gadsden in 2013.

Dr. Slutsker joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth in 2005 in Phenix City, AL, and later joined the Encompass Health team in Fredericksburg, VA,  before coming to Gadsden in 2013. He graduated New York College of Osteopathic medicine in 1995 and completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Slutsker is board certified in PM&R and also a member of the American College of Osteopathic Medicine and the American Osteopathic Medicine Association.

* The hospital provides access to independent physicians.

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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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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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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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