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Welcome to our hospital

At West Tennessee Healthcare Rehabilitation Hospital Jackson, a partnership with Encompass Health, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Located in Jackson, we are a leading provider of inpatient rehabilitation for stroke, amputation 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

48 Beds

Televisions

Telephones

Cafeteria

Free WiFi

Nonsmoking

Courtyard

Pet friendly

Interpreter services

Spanish translators available

Tours available

Student observation hours

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We proudly display our Gold Seal of Approval™

Joint Commission Accreditation

By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for healthcare quality and safety, our hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission.

Hip Fracture Rehabilitation

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

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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.

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.

  • Driveway patient accessible entrance leading to sliding front doors.
  • Sliding doors with magazine racks and luggage carts.
  • Sliding doors leading to reception desk and hallway.
  • Patient seating available on both sides of entrance doors.
  • Computer on desk with chair.
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  • Driveway patient accessible entrance leading to sliding front doors.
  • Sliding doors with magazine racks and luggage carts.
  • Sliding doors leading to reception desk and hallway.
  • Patient seating available on both sides of entrance doors.
  • Computer on desk with chair.
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  • Nurses' station with hallways leading to various areas of hospital.
  • Partitions leading to various work area for employees.
  • Doorway leading to common room with areas for seating and a coffee station.
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  • Therapy room with various equipment and technology such as parallel bars.
  • Therapy beds line walls for individual therapy sessions.
  • Windows lining wall.
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  • Single patient bed with nightstand and large window.
  • Closet space with desktop workstation and chair.
  • Sink opposite of bed.
  • Bathroom with toilet, shower and accessibility seats and door for privacy.
  • Doorway leading to hall.

Leadership and staff

Julie Taylor
Julie Taylor

Chief Executive Officer

The majority of Julie's 25 years of experience has been in post-acute rehabilitation across a diverse range of settings across West Tennessee including skilled nursing, home health, pediatrics and inpatient rehabilitation.
Julie Taylor is a West Tennessee native growing up in Puryear, Tennessee. The majority of her 25 years of experience has been in post-acute rehabilitation across a diverse range of settings across West Tennessee including skilled nursing, home health, pediatrics and inpatient rehabilitation. In 2002, Julie earned her Assistive Technology Practitioner certification and has performed many custom wheelchair evaluations during her career. Julie holds a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. In 2017 she earned her MBA at Bethel University.
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Davidson Curwen
Dr. Davidson Curwen

Medical Director

Dr. Davidson Curwen is a board-certified physiatrist who serves as the medical director for West Tennessee Healthcare Rehabilitation Hospital Jackson.
Dr. Davidson Curwen is a board-certified physiatrist who serves as the medical director for West Tennessee Healthcare Rehabilitation Hospital Jackson, a partnership with Encompass Health, formerly Spire Rehabilitation Hospital, in Jackson, Tenn. Prior to the hospitals opening in July 2017, he served as the medical director for West Tennessee Rehabilitation Center since 1992. He also has a private practice clinic, West TN Rehab Group, where he specializes in guided pain and spasticity management using an array of procedures. Dr. Curwen received his medical training at the University of California at Los Angeles and completed residency at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York, New York. His memberships include: American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Southern Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; American Institute of Ultra-Sound in Medicine; and American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine.  

* The hospital provides access to independent physicians.
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Kimba Anthony
Kimba Anthony, RN, BSN

Chief Nursing Officer

Kimba joined West Tennessee Healthcare Rehabilitation Hospital - Jackson, a partner of Encompass Health, formerly Spire Rehabilitation Hospital, as a registered nurse in June 2017.

Kimba joined West Tennessee Healthcare Rehabilitation Hospital - Jackson, a partner of Encompass Health, formerly Spire Rehabilitation Hospital, as a registered nurse in June 2017. Kimba has served in various roles within Encompass Health. In May 2019 Kimba was promoted to Chief Nursing Officer. She graduated from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Kimba brings more than 37 years of nursing experience, 11 of those specializing in rehabilitation. Kimba has 23 years of management experience.

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Randy Chandler
Randy Chandler

Director of Plant Operations

Randy Chandler joined West Tennessee Healthcare Rehabilitation Hospital – Jackson in March of 2019 as the director of plant operations.

Randy Chandler joined West Tennessee Healthcare Rehabilitation Hospital – Jackson in March of 2019 as the director of plant operations. He brings more than 22 years of facilities management experience with 35 years electrical and plumbing background. He attended Tennessee Technology Center of McKenzie and received an industrial maintenance diploma. He has also attended Jackson State Community College for emergency medical technician and is currently a licensed EMT in Tennessee.

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Trisha Clutts
Trisha Clutts

Director of Therapy Operations

Trisha joined West Tennessee Healthcare Rehabilitation Hospital - Jackson in October of 2018 as the director of therapy operations.

Trisha joined West Tennessee Healthcare Rehabilitation Hospital - Jackson in October of 2018 as the director of therapy operations. She has been a part of the Encompass Health network since 2008 when she started as a staff physical therapist. In addition, she has held the positions of physical therapy lead and physical therapy manager prior to being promoted to this role. Trisha graduated from Purdue University, West Lafayette Campus, in 2004 with undergraduate major of athletic training then went on to achieve her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2008 from Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri. In 2013, Trisha received her Neuro-Developmental Treatment certification and in May of 2017, Trisha became a Certified Lymphedema Therapist through the Norton School of Lymphedema. Trisha has achieved the Clinician Specialist III designation from Encompass Health and continues to treat patients with a variety of diagnosis in the inpatient setting.

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Tasha Glass
Tasha Glass

Director of Human Resources

Tasha brings more than 12 years of experience in human resources with nine of those in healthcare human resources.
Tasha joined West Tennessee Healthcare Rehabilitation Hospital Jackson, a partnership with Encompass Health, formerly Spire Rehabilitation Hospital, in August 2017 as the director of human resources. She graduated from the University of Tennessee at Martin in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in economics and finance. Tasha brings more than 12 years of experience in human resources with nine of those in healthcare human resources. She is an active member of SHRM and also a member of the local West TN SHRM.
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Amy Lambert Kiestler
Amy Lambert Kiestler, RN

Business Development Director

Amy was promoted to the business development director from her former position as a senior rehab liaison with Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, that she started in early 2016.
Amy serves as the business development director and was promoted to this role from her former position as a senior rehab liaison with Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, that she started in early 2016. While attending school, she worked as a technician and intern at the West Tennessee Rehabilitation Center; and after receiving her registered nurse degree in 2007, she continued her work with rehabilitation patients first as a staff floor nurse and then a nurse liaison. She also has experience serving as a rehab liaison for rehab care where she continued providing all inpatient rehabilitation services for the hospital.
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Kyle Lusby
Kyle Lusby, PharmD

Director of Pharmacy

Kyle joined West Tennessee Healthcare Rehabilitation Hospital Jackson, a partnership with Encompass Health and enjoyed the challenge of opening a new hospital pharmacy.
Kyle earned his bachelor’s degree in pharmacy and doctorate degree of pharmacy from Ole Miss. He worked as a community pharmacist before joining the Tennova Volunteer Martin as a staff pharmacist. Kyle joined West Tennessee Healthcare Rehabilitation Hospital Jackson, a partnership with Encompass Health, formerly Spire Rehabilitation Hospital, in May 2017 and enjoyed the challenge of opening a new hospital pharmacy. Outside of work, Kyle serves as a board member of Women’s Resource and Rape Assistance Program and the Weakley County Adult Leadership Program. He also serves as a student mentor for the Tennessee Promise Program and a mock interviewer for the Ned Ray McWherter Institute on the campus of University of Tennessee at Martin. Kyle is a graduate of the Weakley County Leadership Program and WestStar Leadership Program. In 2013, Kyle founded the Robert C. Lusby Memorial Scholarship that is awarded yearly to a graduating senior of Greenfield High School.
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Anita Ricketts
Anita Ricketts

Controller

Anita Ricketts joined West Tennessee Healthcare Rehabilitation Hospital - Jackson in October of 2018 as the controller.

Anita Ricketts joined West Tennessee Healthcare Rehabilitation Hospital - Jackson in October of 2018 as the controller. She brings more than 18 years of accounting and financial management experience with a primary focus on operating results and profitability driven by process improvements. Anita graduated from Union University in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. In addition, she has served as a business consultant and is licensed as a State of Tennessee Insurance Producer for Life and Accident & Health and is licensed as a State of Tennessee Realtor.

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Kenneth White
Kenneth White, MSSW, LAPSW

Director of Case Management

Kenneth, a licensed advanced practice social worker, started his social work career in 1993 at West Tennessee Rehabilitation Center before coming to West Tennessee Healthcare Rehabilitation Hospital Jackson, a partnership with Encompass Health.
Kenneth, a licensed advanced practice social worker, started his social work career in 1993 at West Tennessee Rehabilitation Center before coming to West Tennessee Healthcare Rehabilitation Hospital Jackson, a partnership with Encompass Health, formerly Spire Rehabilitation Hospital. He received his bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Tennessee-Martin and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Tennessee-Memphis. In addition, he has served as an adjunct instructor at a local community college and worked in the areas of home care and hospice as both a care provider and consultant. 
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