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Joint Commission Accreditation
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 hip fracture rehabilitation.
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Chief Executive Officer
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.
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.
* The hospital provides access to independent physicians.
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.
Business Development Director
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.
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.
Director of Quality
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.
Chief Nursing Officer
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.
Director of Case Management
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.
We are focused on two things: the progress our patients make and the outcomes they achieve. This is evidenced by our industry-leading performance scores.
We want you to get better, and to make that happen, we need to know where you began. Upon arrival at one of our hospitals, we will measure how much help you need to perform basic skills – this is called your Functional Outcome Measures. Your rehabilitation team will review these with you, set challenging but attainable goals, and design a treatment plan to help you meet your specific goals. Before you leave the hospital, we will rescore your Functional Outcome Measures assessment to see how much you’ve improved, determine how well you have met your goals, and provide you the materials and training you need to continue your progress after you leave the hospital.
Our nurses deliver specialized, around-the-clock care that is crucial on a patient’s journey to recovery.
Our physical therapists help patients increase their physical function, mobility, strength, balance and safety by designing specialized testing and exercises.
Our occupational therapists design activity-based therapy to promote a patient’s independence in self-care, home management and work skills.
Our independent private-practice physicians and medical directors have specialized training and experience in rehabilitation medicine, and provide close clinical oversight for each patient and their treatment plan.
Our respiratory therapists help our patients with their lungs and respiratory system when their breathing is affected by injury or surgery.
Our speech-language pathologists help patients overcome communication disorders, speech challenges and swallowing problems.
Our dietary and nutritional counselors oversee each patient’s meals to make sure they receive the proper nutrition during and after treatment.
Our case managers coordinate care plans with our clinical teams, patients and loved ones to ensure all needs are met and any questions are answered.
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We deliver connected care and superior outcomes through our state-of-the-art inpatient rehabilitation hospital.