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Welcome to our hospital

At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Ocala, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Located in Ocala, we are a leading provider of inpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech language pathology for stroke 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

Televisions

Telephones

Free WiFi

Courtyard

Interpreter services

Tours available

80 Beds

Private rooms

Nonsmoking

ADA approved service animals allowed

Cafeteria

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We proudly display our Gold Seal of Approval™

Stroke Rehabilitation

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

Hip Fracture Rehabilitation

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

Hospital happenings

After multiple stays in the hospital and skilled nursing facilities, Judy Sims arrived at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Ocala with one specific goal—she wanted to be able to walk more than 50 feet, and she wanted to do so before her grandson’s birthday.

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Hospital happenings

We are proud to celebrate the discharge of the first patient who came to our hospital for rehabilitation to regain strength and function after beating COVID-19 at Ocala Regional Medical Center. We are happy to see her return to her husband and wish her luck on her continued recovery!

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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.

  • 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.
  • Hallway leading away from lobby area to the rest of the hospital.
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  • Multiple tables and chairs for patients and visitors to eat together.
  • Vending machines for drinks and snacks available for purchase.
  • Buffet style food area with menu, utensils, and condiments to choose.
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  • Multiple tables and chairs for patients, visitors, and family to sit together.
  • Television with chairs available for use.
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  • Outdoor area for rest and relaxation with multiple benches.
  • Walking track with small stairs for building patient endurance.
  • Area for gardening around courtyard area.
  • Gazebo or shaded area for patients and visitors to rest and relax together.
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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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  • 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

Karthik Muthu
KARTHIK MUTHU

Chief Executive Officer

Karthik was named chief executive officer of Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, Hospital of Ocala in October 2016.

Karthik was named chief executive officer of Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, Hospital of Ocala in October 2016. Prior to joining Encompass Health Ocala, he served as the associate administrator of a 75-bed rehabilitation hospital in Phoenix, Ariz.. Karthik achieved his master’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Central Arkansas and served as a CARF surveyor with program specialty in stroke and amputation for five years.

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Juan Beyley
JUAN BEYLEY-PAGAN, M.D.

Medical Director

Dr. Beyley-Pagan serves as the medical director of Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth Ocala.

Dr. Beyley-Pagan serves as the medical director of Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth Ocala. Specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation, he oversees the care of patients who are recovering from debilitating illnesses and injuries. Dr. Beyley-Pagan achieved his medical doctorate at the Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine in Bayamón, Puerto Rico, and completed his residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Austin, Texas.

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Monica Brigham
MONICA BRIGHAM

Director of Therapy Operations

Monica is Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Ocala’s director of therapy operations.

Monica is Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Ocala’s director of therapy operations. Prior to working at Encompass Health Ocala, she served as the rehab director for Oakhurst Health where she received their national award for excellence in customer service and product development. She also led her team to department of the year and was awarded department head of the year. She has more than 17 years of experience being an occupational therapist. Monica is a graduate from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Tallahassee, Florida.

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Jill Christy
Jill Christy

Business Development Director

Jill Christy serves as the business development director of Encompass Health Ocala.

Jill Christy serves as the business development director of Encompass Health Ocala. She has been employed with Encompass Health since 2007 and brings more than 20 years’ experience in healthcare. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in social work from Marshall University and a master’s degree in social work with a specialized focus on business administration and mental health from West Virginia University. Jill serves on the Marion County American Heart Association Go Red for Women Leadership Team Committee and is a designated coach for the Marion County AHA Heart Walk.

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Rob Costello
ROB COSTELLO

Controller

Rob has 30 years of broad financial and accounting experience spanning financial consolidations and reporting, mergers & acquisitions, planning, forecasting, analysis and shared services.

Rob has 30 years of broad financial and accounting experience spanning financial consolidations and reporting, mergers & acquisitions, planning, forecasting, analysis and shared services. Past roles include director titles with experience in manufacturing and IT infrastructure industries. Rob obtained his bachelor’s degree from Ball State University in Indiana, and maintains CPA status in both Maryland and Illinois.

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Heather Frizzell
HEATHER FRIZELL, RN

Director of Quality

Heather is the director of quality for Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth Ocala.

Heather is the director of quality for Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth Ocala. Before moving into her current role, she served the hospital as the infection control nurse and hospital educator. She has more than 14 years’ experience working as a nurse in a variety of settings and roles. She completed her registered nurse certification in from Sir Sandford Fleming College in Peterborough, Canada, and is currently enrolled in a healthcare risk management online course through the University of Central Florida, in which she expects to have the HCRM certification completed in early 2018.

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Linda McCarthy
LINDA M. MCCARTHY

Chief Nursing Officer

Linda McCarthy has more than 30 years of experience in health care and hospital management.

Linda McCarthy has more than 30 years of experience in health care and hospital management. She earned master’s degree in business administration from Detroit College of Business, a Bachelor of Science in health care administration from Ferris State University and bachelor’s degree in nursing from Chamberlain University. Her past experience includes positions as an operating room staff nurse, director of surgical services and chief nursing. During her nursing career, she has developed a reputation for her commitment to team philosophy and change management. Her enthusiasm does not remain within the walls of the hospital as she a member of multiple professional and community organizations including Altrusa International, Citrus County Chamber of Commerce Business Women’s Alliance, Florida Nurses Association and the Association of Operating Room Nurses.

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MaryAnne McCreadie
Mary Anne McCreadie

Director of Case Management

Mary Anne McCreadie serves as the director of case management for Encompass Health Ocala.

Mary Anne McCreadie serves as the director of case management for Encompass Health Ocala. Mary Anne has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare and hospital management. She completed a bachelor’s degree in nursing from The College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale, New York. In addition she earned the Certified Case Manager designation in 2014.

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