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At Quillen Rehabilitation Hospital, a joint venture of Ballad Health and Encompass Health, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Located in Johnson City and serving the surrounding area including Elizabethton, we are a leading provider of inpatient rehabilitation for stroke, trauma, cardiac conditions 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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By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for healthcare quality and safety, our hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission.
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Spady has served as the medical director at Quillen Rehabilitation Hospital since November 2014. Prior to becoming medical director, he worked extensively at Quillen Rehabilitation Hospital and has more than 30 years’ experience in physical medicine and rehabilitation. He graduated from Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania then went on to complete his surgical internship at The Graduate Hospital and his residency in PM&R at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Post residency, he began teaching at Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky from 1986-1989. His hobbies include fly-fishing, photography and web design.
The hospital provides access to independent physicians.
Chief Nursing Officer
Lynn has been employed with Quillen Rehabilitation Hospital since 2011. She has 29 years nursing experience in emergency medicine, surgery, acute care and skilled nursing. She graduated from the University of Pikeville in Pikeville, KY with an associate’s degree in nursing and from Virginia Commonwealth University with a bachelor’s degree in the same field. She also obtained a master’s in business administration from Milligan College. In November 2014, Lynn accepted the role as chief nursing officer of Quillen Rehabilitation Hospital.
Human Resources Director
Penny Lawson began her career in healthcare over 26 years ago at Indian Path Medical Center. In 1998, Penny began her career in human resources at Indian Path and provided services to employees of the 261-bed acute care hospital. In November 2014, Penny accepted the role of director of human resources for Quillen Rehabilitation Hospital. She is currently pursuing her PHR certification and plans to be completed by Fall 2015.
Director of Therapy
Jeff graduated from Tennessee State University in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy and began his clinical career at Quillen Rehabilitation Hospital immediately following graduation in 1996. In addition to inpatient rehabilitation, Jeff has worked in acute care, as well as, a dedicated wound care unit where he specialized in contact casting for diabetic foot ulcers. In 2006, Jeff returned to Quillen Rehabilitation Hospital in a clinical role and in November 2014, he accepted the role of director of therapy operations.
Director Plant Operations
Ken Runion started his career in facility maintenance while working for a local textile company. He progressed through an electro/mechanical apprenticeship program while there and spent four years working as a maintenance mechanic. In 2001, he joined Mountain States Health Alliance and assumed responsibility for Quillen Rehabilitation Hospital as the facilities engineer. He accepted the position as director of plant operations in November of 2014 as part of the joint venture between Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth and Mountain States Health Alliance.
Director of Quality and Risk
Director of Case Management
Kristen has been a social worker since 2009 and started with the Encompass Health network at its Bristol hospital in 2013. She was promoted to director of case management at the Kingsport hospital in 2015 then joined the Quillen Rehabilitation Hospital in 2018.
Business Development Director
Miranda joined Quillen Rehabilitation Hospital in March 2015 as a rehab liaison and brings more than 5 years of healthcare experience to her role. She was promoted to director of marketing operations in May 2017. Prior to joining Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, Miranda worked as a physical therapist assistant at HMG Rehab. She graduated from Walter’s State Community College in 2012 with her associate’s degree in physical therapist assistant and went on to graduate with her bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration from King University in 2017.
Debbie joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth as controller of Quillen Rehabilitation Hospital in October 2014. She received her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Mississippi State University and her master’s in business administration from Loyola University in New Orleans. Debbie received her certification as a Certified Healthcare Financial Professional (CHFP) in 2013. She began her career has an accountant and financial analyst in the oil and gas industry and transitioned into healthcare after moving to the Johnson City area in 1994. Debbie has over 15 years experience in the healthcare industry including three and a half years as the financial analyst for Quillen Rehabilitation Hospital while it was owned by Mountain States Health Alliance.
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