When their return to independence depends on you,
we are here. Encompass Health offers the advanced
therapy and care patients need after a life-changing illness or injury.
Encompass Health is a national sponsor of Together to End Stroke
This hospital has
Joint Commission Accreditation
At New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland, a Joint Venture of Maine Medical Center and Encompass Health, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Located in Portland, we are the only freestanding full-service inpatient rehabilitation hospital in the state of Maine. We are a leading provider of rehabilitation after stroke, brain injury 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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Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in stroke rehabilitation.
Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in amputee rehabilitation.
Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in hip fracture rehabilitation.
Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in brain injury rehabilitation.
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Chief Executive Officer
Jeanine became the chief executive officer of New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland (NERHP) in 2012 thanks to her base of knowledge, experience and commitment to superior clinical outcomes. She has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare operations, finance and accounting. In 2001, Jeanine began her tenure at NERHP as the chief financial officer/controller and soon was asked to add Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth Concord Rehabilitation Hospital to her financial responsibilities. Jeanine holds a degree in accounting, has worked in both the public and private sectors with eleven years in manufacturing including chief financial officer for five years. She also worked for six years as finance manager for Aetna Insurance (formerly NYLCare) of Maine.
Dr. Morrione completed a geriatric fellowship at Maine Medical Center and joined New England Rehabilitation Hospital in 2008. A graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine, Dr. Morrione completed his residency in family medicine at Maine Medical Center. He is a member of the American Geriatric Society and is board-certified in family medicine and in geriatric medicine. Dr. Morrione is also on staff at Maine Medical Center.
* The hospital provides access to independent physicians.
Associate Medical Director
Dr. Savage comes to us from his physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Savage is a graduate of Hamilton College and earned his Doctor of Medicine from SUNY Upstate Medical University.
Human Resources Director
Mary Cote joined NERHP in December of 2011. She has more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare field with 27 years dedicated to the human resources area. Mary comes to NERHP from a Portland, Maine, rehabilitation and residence facility where she held a senior leadership position with primary responsibility for the human resource function. She attended the University of Southern Maine and holds certifications as a Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR), personnel law, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) General Industry Safety and Health. Mary and her husband live in Auburn, Maine.
Director of Case Management
Laura came to New England Rehabilitation Hospital in October 2018 with many years of case management experience in both the public and private sector. She holds a B.A. in Criminology from the University of Southern Maine, and a Master’s Social Work Degree from the University of New England. Laura is a proud Navy Mom. In her free time she enjoys spending time outdoors and offshore fishing with her family.
Chief Nursing Officer
Nancy began her nursing career at NERHP in 2007. She has held several positions including staff nurse, admission nurse, shift coordinator, medical compliance analyst, stroke program leader and nurse manager. Prior to becoming a nurse, she had a long history of working with children and adults who were recovering from a brain injury. She is a nursing graduate of Central Maine Community College and has a bachelor’s degree from the University of New England. She received the 2014 Sandra Marriner CRRN of the Year award, the 2015 Clinician of the Year award, and the 2016 Employee of the Year award.
Business Development Director
Steve joined New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland in August 2017. He brings 18 years of public health and healthcare leadership experience at the federal, state, and community level. Passionate about healthcare, Steve relishes his role in the design and implementation of referral programs, business development, customer service, and community outreach. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and a Master of Public Health degree from Emory University. Steve is a 2008 graduate of the Daniel Hanley Center’s Health Leadership Development (HLD) program. In 2012, he was honored as one of Maine’s Forty Under 40 awardees by MaineToday Media. Steve enjoys exploring the outdoors with his wife and three children.
Director of Therapy Operations
Laura joined New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland in 2011. She has held positions as a staff physical therapist as well as physical therapy team leader. In 2020 Laura became the director of therapy operations. Prior to joining the team at NERH she had experience in acute care, skilled nursing, and other acute rehabilitation settings. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy. Since 2006, Laura has been a board certified specialist in neurologic physical therapy through the American Board of Physical Therapy specialties. In 2018 Laura received the employee of the year award for NERH as well as the outstanding employee achievement award for the northeast region of Encompass Health. In addition to clinical practice, Laura enjoys teaching and has provided guest lab instruction and lecturing at the University of New England.
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