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At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Katy, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Located in Katy, we serve the greater Houston area as a leading provider of inpatient rehabilitation for stroke, hip fracture, joint replacements 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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Chief Executive Officer
With 25 years in healthcare consisting of both clinical and operational roles, Nick brings a solid understanding of overall hospital operations to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Katy. Nick has served in a variety of leadership roles including business development, inpatient operations and outpatient areas. Prior to joining our Katy team, Nick served 8 years with Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sugar Land as the CEO. Nick has a clinical background in critical care nursing. He has a master's degree in healthcare and business administration from the University of Houston Clear Lake, and is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Dr. Danique VanDongen is a specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and provides inpatient rehabilitation services for patients at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Katy. As medical director she will be working with clinical staff, patients and their families to design individualized care plans to navigate each person on their road to recovery.
Prior to joining Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Katy, Dr. VanDongen was the associate medical director at the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Pearland and Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sugar Land. She also served as a medical director in the Katy area for 12 years before joining Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospitals.
Dr. VanDongen completed her medical studies at the Weill Cornell Medical College - Cornell University in New York, New York and her residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She is certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and is a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Harris County Medical Society.
Patient Assessment Standards Coordinator
Julianne serves as the Patient Assessment Standards Coordinator at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital in Katy, Texas. Julianne is a registered nurse with over 12 years of nursing experience at an acute care hospital setting. Julianne has a bachelor's degree in dietetics and business foundations certificate from The University of Texas at Austin and a bachelor's in nursing from The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Julianne is also a board certified health and wellness nurse coach, embracing the importance of holistic patient care for optimal healing and rehabilitation.
Director of Case Management
Lori Ann Blanton has 24 years of experience as a nurse, and has spent 12 of those years in case management. She received her doctorate of nursing practicum in executive nursing from the University of South Alabama, with her dissertation in transitions of care with a clinically integrated network. Her passion for effective patient transition from acute to post-acute setting has led her to work at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Katy. As the director of case management, she plans the actions required to meet the patient's health and human service needs. Dr. Blanton is an active member of American Case Management Association (ACMA), American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), and Sigma Theta Tau International, Inc (nursing honor society).
William joined the Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth team in 2011 as the regional operations coordinator for the southwest region. He served as the controller for Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of The Woodlands and Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Pearland before joining the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Katy team in July 2019. William is responsible for assuring that his team and the hospital are effectively equipped with all the tools to treat patients in a high quality, yet cost effective manner. William received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Houston.
Business Development Director
Philip D'Amato serves as the business development director for Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Katy, formerly HealthSouth. Philip has a bachelor's degree in physical education from Montclair State University and a master's degree in social work from the University of Houston. Philip is an accomplished healthcare professional with 19 years of experience, and has a strong background encompassing all aspects of business development in the post-acute environment. He has held various leadership roles both professionally and in the community. Philip is seen as an influential leader, pubic speaker and educator with a recognized ability to educate staff to expand business, facilitate competent care and seamless customer experience.
Director of Therapy Operations
Jessica Gann joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation HealthSouth, in 2015. Prior to Encompass Health, she worked at Baylor Institute of Rehab in Dallas where she became Neuro-IFRAH certified. Jessica received her bachelor's degree at the University of Texas at Austin and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Jessica is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapists, specializing in advanced analytic and hands-on skills in treating patients with musculoskeletal impairments.
Facilities Management Director
Matthew has been employed at Encompass Health since 2014. Matt brings more than 10 years of experience in both residential and commercial construction along with healthcare facilities management. Prior to joining Encompass Health, he worked for North Cypress Medical Center and Perry Homes in management capacities. Matthew was born and raised in Cypress, Texas and earned his bachelor's degree in construction science from Texas A&M University, College Station. He is a certified healthcare facility manager and a certified healthcare safety professional.
Human Resources Director
Grace has been in the healthcare industry for four years. Grace started her healthcare career at Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, before relocating to Houston and joining Encompass Health in 2018. Grace holds a bachelor's degree in human resource development from Texas A&M University and is certified as a professional in human resources through the HR Certification Institute.
Director of Pharmacy
Tesha McCray serves as the director of pharmacy at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Katy. She has been with the company more than 7 years, and is bringing her passion for clinical excellence of patient care to the Katy location. Tesha is a graduate of Texas Southern University's college of pharmacy. She has a vast amount of experience in multiple pharmacy settings including ambulatory care, long term care, and hospital. Tesha is an active member of The American Society of Hospital Pharmacists and enjoys volunteering in her community.
Chief Nursing Officer
With more than 20 years of acute care nursing experience, Rainier serves as chief nursing officer at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Katy. Rainier earned his bachelor's degree in Nursing at Saint Louis University, Baguio City, Philippines and a master's in health care administration at Walden University. Before joining Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Katy, Rainier served as the director of patient care at Catholic Health Initiative St. Luke's Sugar Land Hospital. He is a member of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) and American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).
Director of Quality and Risk Management
Emily Threet has more than 12 years of experience in healthcare. She began her career as a speech-language pathologist and developed into clinical and operational leadership roles. She has a passion for encouraging patients to live life to the fullest. As director of quality and risk management for Encompass Health Katy, she is responsible for the hospital’s quality management program within the intraoperation, including monitoring and evaluating the quality of patient care services. She graduated from Baylor University with a master’s degree in communications, sciences and disorders. Emily is a native Houstonian and an active volunteer with Junior League of Houston.
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