Superior amenities at our hospitals

60 Beds
Cafeteria
Free WiFi
Telephones
Televisions
Interpreter services
Pet friendly
Support groups
Tours available
Student observation hours
Volunteers

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We proudly display our Gold Seal of Approval™

Stroke Rehabilitation

Our stroke rehabilitation program has earned Disease-Specific Care Certification from The Joint Commission.

Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Our brain injury rehabilitation program has earned Disease-Specific Care Certification from The Joint Commission.

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Leadership and Staff

Casey Good
CASEY GOOD

Controller

Casey joined Encompass Health Northwest Tucson in September 2019. Prior to joining the Encompass Health team, Casey was an audit manager for a regional accounting firm specializing in the government and non-profit sectors.

Casey joined Encompass Health Northwest Tucson in September 2019. Prior to joining the Encompass Health team, Casey was an audit manager for a regional accounting firm specializing in the government and non-profit sectors. Casey holds a bachelor's and master's degree in accounting from the University of Arizona.  He is a certified public accountant in the State of Arizona and holds memberships in the American Institute of CPAs and the Arizona Society of CPAs.

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Kristin McHaley-Haeflinger
KRISTIN MCHALEY HAEFLINGER

Director of Therapy Operations

Kristin McHaley Haeflinger has been a physical therapist with Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth since 2009

Kristin McHaley Haeflinger has been a physical therapist with Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, since 2009. She grew up in the Denver metro area and went to school for her bachelor’s degree in health and exercise science at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo. She then went on to get her doctorate in physical therapy from Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences in Rochester, Minn. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association Neurology Section and is a certified clinical instructor taking an active interest in the next generation of physical therapists. Kristin is also a member of the Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association. She maintains an active certification in NDT and is passionate about patients with neurologic deficits.

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Gina Ragonese
GINA RAGONESE

Chief Nursing Officer

Gina joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth Southern Arizona in May of 2016.

Gina joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth Southern Arizona in May of 2016. She began her nursing career in Chicago as an OR nurse. She has held a variety of leadership positions which include peri-operative services, interventional radiology, ambulatory surgery and outpatient pain management. In addition, she has been a clinical instructor for a local college. Gina is an experienced nurse leader who is focused on her team and dedicated to exceptional quality, patient safety and satisfaction. Gina holds master’s degree in both nursing and business administration and recently completed her doctorate in nursing.

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Kimberly Romo
KIMBERLY ROMO

Area Business Development Director

Kimberly joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Institute of Tucson (RIT) in April 2016 as director of business development.

Kimberly joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Institute of Tucson (RIT) in April 2016 as director of business development. The Tucson native leads business development efforts and manages a team of nurse liaisons who assess patients for possible admission. She also takes care of all hospital marketing, advertising, media requests, outreach and sponsorships. Prior to joining the RIT team, Kimberly worked at Tucson Medical Center in the communications/marketing department. She spent 11 years in the broadcast journalism industry, including KGUN 9 in Tucson, and also worked in the pharmaceutical industry. Kimberly received a bachelor’s degree in communication studies from the University of San Diego and is active on many boards in Southern Arizona.

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Randy Short
RANDY SHORT

Director of Plant Operations

Randy came to Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, in January of 2017.

Randy came to Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth in January of 2017. Randy is a 30-year plus veteran of the healthcare and maintenance fields working with medical buildings to make sure they are in compliance with several required regulations and meeting Joint Commission requirements. As a facilities maintenance director, Randy is also experienced with OSHA, NFPA and has other necessary accreditations that benefit the hospital. Before coming to Encompass Health, Randy, a Tucson resident for more than 45 years, worked with the assisted and memory care units for the elderly and has worked in the hospital setting both in Tucson and Texas.

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Joann Smith
JOANN SMITH

Director of Quality Assurance and Risk Management

Joann holds a bachelor’s degree in clinical laboratory science from Hahnemann University in Pennsylvania.

Joann holds a bachelor’s degree in clinical laboratory science from Hahnemann University in Pennsylvania. Joann’s 30 plus years work experience includes clinical, forensic and industrial laboratories, infection control, quality, risk management and compliance. She has 20 years’ experience in management roles. She joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth in 2004 overseeing quality, risk management, compliance and patient safety.

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Jennifer Stone
JENNIFER STONE

Director of Case Management

Jennifer joined the Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth Southern Arizona team in September of 2015

Jennifer joined the Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth Southern Arizona team in September of 2015. She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Arizona and a master’s degree in social work from Arizona State University. Prior to working at Encompass Health, she worked at an acute care hospital, and has previous experience working in hospice and outpatient dialysis settings. Jennifer is a licensed master social worker in the state of Arizona, and is passionate about utilizing research to improve patient experiences and outcomes.

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