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Welcome to our hospital

At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Middletown, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Serving Delaware and Cecil County, Maryland, we are a leading provider of inpatient rehabilitation after stroke, hip fracture 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

40 Beds

Televisions

Telephones

Cafeteria

Free WiFi

Nonsmoking

Courtyard

Pet friendly

Interpreter services

Spanish translators available

Tours available

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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.

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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. The room links below our virtual tour leave this website and go directly to Google maps to walk through the hospital.

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.

L0 - Lobby
  • Lobby/Foyer of hospital accessed through main hospital entrance.
  • Main desk in lobby entrance for receptionist and admitting area.
  • Chairs for patients and visitors to use.
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  • Outdoor area for rest and relaxation with multiple tables and chairs/benches.
  • Walking track with small stairs for building patient endurance.
  • Gazebo or shaded area for patients and visitors to rest and relax together.
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  • Multiple tables and chairs for patients and visitors to eat together.
  • Buffet style food area with menu, utensils, and condiments to choose.
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  • Vending machines for drinks and snacks available for purchase.
  • Multiple tables and chairs for patients, visitors, and family to sit together.
  • Television with chairs available for use.
  • Bookcase with books and games to borrow.
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  • Multiple tables throughout therapy gym to assist in patient therapies.
  • Exercise equipment throughout gym to be used with technologies in therapy sessions.
  • Small stairs to assist in building patient’s strength.
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  • Activities of daily living suite is a recreated bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom area to simulate activities of daily life for patients to practice before they return home.
  • Bedroom has bed, nightstand, and small desk and chair.
  • Kitchen has small table and chairs, standard kitchen appliances and sink.
  • Bathroom has a shower, sink, and toilet.
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  • Patient room with bed, sink, bathroom, TV and chair for visitors.
  • Wardrobe with storage for personal effects is under the television.
  • Small desk area with chair.
  • Window with exterior view.

Leadership and staff

Mathew Gooch
Mathew Gooch

Area Chief Executive Officer

He has more than 17 years of progressive healthcare leadership experience and is an active member of various civic and healthcare related organizations.

Mat joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, in July of 2014 after having most recently served as chief executive officer for another hospital company in Pennsylvania. He has more than 17 years of progressive healthcare leadership experience and is an active member of various civic and healthcare related organizations, including serving as a Board Member of both the American Heart/Stroke Association and Arthritis Foundation Mat received his bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Tennessee and his master's of healthcare administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Ashish Khandelwal
Dr. Ashish Khandelwal

Medical Director

Dr. Khandelwal has held leadership positions leading interdisciplinary teams to increase patient satisfaction and quality outcomes. 

Dr. Ashish Khandelwal started his career as attending physician at Muroe Regional Medical Center and Ocala Regional Medical Center Ocala, Fla. in 2006. He joined as an attending physician at Christiana Care Hospital Newark DE in 2010 till present. Dr. Khandewal completed an internal medicine residency program at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY Weil Medical College, Cornell University Affiliate in 2006.  Dr. Khandelwal received his medical degree from Dr S N Medical College, Jodhpur India in 1998. He has years of experience as an attending  at CardioVascular and Joint Center Program at Munroe Regional and Ocala Regional Medical Center at Florida and Neurology, Neurosurgery Unit and Joint Center at Christiana Care Hospital which provides him with in depth knowledge of patients requiring acute inpatient rehabilitation care.
Dr. Khandelwal has held leadership positions at CCHS leading interdisciplinary teams to increase patient satisfaction and quality outcomes.  His leadership is integral to Cokesbury Village in Hockessin, DE where he provides medical directorship services.

* The hospital provides access to independent physicians.

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Becky Boney
Becky Boney, BSN, RN

Chief Nursing Officer

Becky started her career with Encompass Health, formerly, HealthSouth, Middletown as a staff nurse.
Becky started her career with Encompass Health, formerly, HealthSouth, Middletown as a staff nurse when the hospital opened in December 2014. She moved to charge nurse before being promoted to her current position of chief nursing officer. Her experience includes working in areas of cardiac and acute care. She achieved her associate's degree in nursing from Delaware Technical and Community College and is currently pursuing her bachelor's degree in nursing at Wilmington University in Dover.
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Melissa BoNey
Melissa BoNey, BSN, RN

Senior Business Development Director

Melissa has 17 years of demonstrated success in the areas of healthcare, business development, and finance.
Melissa joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, in October 2014, bringing with her more than 17 years of demonstrated success in the areas of healthcare, business development, and finance. Melissa holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Oregon, as well as a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Wilmington University.
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Marc Gorum
Marc Gorum, MSW, CCM

Director of Case Management

Marc joined Encompass Health in November 2019.

Marc joined Encompass Health in November 2019. He brings more than 10 years of healthcare experience and has worked in various medical settings from acute care hospitals, nursing homes, hospice and home healthcare agencies. Marc received a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Delaware State University and a master’s degree in social work from Howard University. He is currently completing his clinical doctorate in social work from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Darrall Heaton
Darrall Heaton

Director of Pharmacy

Darrall has more than 15 years of healthcare experience including: inpatient rehabilitation, community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, pharmaceutical research and medical writing.
Darrall has been with Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, since 2010. He has more than 15 years of healthcare experience including: inpatient rehabilitation, community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy in small community and university medical centers, pharmaceutical research, and medical writing. Darrall earned his doctor of pharmacy degree from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, PA. His professional interests include drug information, physical medicine and rehabilitation, nutrition, and family medicine. His passion is to provide the highest level of pharmaceutical care to his patients and the pursuit of life-long learning.

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Kevin McNeil
Kevin McNeil

Director of Plant Operations

Kevin has more than 30 years in health care experience.
Kevin joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital Middletown, formerly HealthSouth, in December 2014. Most recently he served as the director of support services in an acute care hospital and brings extensive knowledge in facility and safety management to the Encompass Health Middletown. Kevin has more than 30 years in health care experience.
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Anitra Robinson
Anitra Robinson

Director of Human Resources

Anitra's professional experience includes policy-planning, management, personnel development, benefits and recruitment.
Anitra Robinson has worked in human resources and recruiting for 13 years. Her professional experience includes policy-planning, management, personnel development, benefits and recruitment. Anitra has demonstrated experience in addressing and implementing strategic plans for talent acquisition, retention and succession planning. She has a special focus on: OSHA reporting, organization re-engineering, team building, presentation and public speaking, training and mentoring, employee relations and customer relationship management. Anitra holds her Bachelor of Science degree from Lincoln University, Pa., in addition to various HR certifications. 
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Lisa Trimble
Lisa Trimble

Area Controller

Lisa brings with her more than 34 years of demonstrated success in the areas of healthcare financial operations.
Lisa joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, in November 2014, bringing with her more than 34 years of demonstrated success in the areas of healthcare financial operations. She is the Area Controller for the Middletown, Delaware, York and Pennsylvania hospitals. Previously, she was the associate vice president/CFO for the home-and-community-based services division of a nationally recognized regional health system and has served in various managerial roles for leading healthcare organizations. Lisa earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Albright College.
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LaDale Walker
LaDale Walker, MHA, RD, LDN

Director of Quality and Risk Management

LaDale brings more than 15 years of healthcare experience and has worked in various areas including nursing, clinical nutrition and nutrition management.
LaDale joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, in November 2014. She brings more than 15 years of healthcare experience and has worked in various areas including nursing, clinical nutrition and nutrition management. LaDale is passionate about the care and safety of our patients and strives to ensure that our guests receive the ultimate patient experience during their stay. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Delaware State University and her master’s degree in healthcare administration from Wilmington University.
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