Superior amenities at our hospitals

Central West End - 96 beds
St. Peters - 35 beds
Activity daily living area w/Bedroom, Kitchen and Bath
ADA approved service animals allowed
Amputee clinic
Bariatric rooms
Cafeteria
Community Re-Entry programs
Day room
family lounge
Free WiFi
Home Evaluations
Interpreter services
Nonsmoking
Onsite hemodialysis
Outdoor gardening
outdoor-mobility-space
Private rooms
Semi private rooms
Service animals allowed
Spanish translators available
Student observation hours
Support groups
Televisions
Telephones
Therapy dogs
Tours available
Transportation services

We proudly display our Gold Seal of Approval™

Stroke Rehabilitation

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

Wound Care

Our wound care 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.

Spinal Cord Rehabilitation

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

Amputee Rehabilitation

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

Professionally accredited

Our hospital complies with local, state and federal regulations. We are accredited by The Joint Commission, a leader in determining quality and safety standards for healthcare delivery, and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

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Community Health Needs Assessment

According to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), all not-for-profit hospitals are required to complete a community health needs assessment and implementation plan every three year.

Read our 2016 report.
Read our 2013 report.

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Leadership and staff

Mark Dwyer
Mark Dwyer

Chief Executive Officer

Mark Dwyer has been named chief executive officer of The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis, which provides inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services through its hospitals in St. Louis and St. Peters.
Mark Dwyer has been named chief executive officer of The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis, which provides inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services through its hospitals in St. Louis and St. Peters. Mark began his career in rehabilitation as a physical therapist, has served in a variety of rehabilitation leadership roles throughout his 30-year career. Most recently, he served as the director of rehabilitation services and sports medicine at an acute care hospital in Kansas. On top of his responsibilities as a healthcare leader, Mark served as an adjunct instructor and lecturer for physical therapy students in the university setting. Mark earned a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy and a master’s degree in health services administration with a concentration in outcomes from Kansas University. He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
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David Carr
David Carr, M.D.

Medical Director

Dr. Carr, medical director of The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis, is the Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Professor of Geriatric Medicine and professor of medicine and neurology at Washington University at St. Louis.

Dr. Carr, medical director of The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis, is the Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Professor of Geriatric Medicine and professor of medicine and neurology at Washington University at St. Louis. He is a board-certified internist and geriatrician, serves as the clinical director of the Division of Geriatrics and Nutritional Science and is a clinician in the Washington University Memory Diagnostic Center. Dr. Carr is actively involved in the daily operations of The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis.

David Carr, M.D. is an independent physician.

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Shivani Bass
Shivani Bass

Director of Therapy Operations

Shivani Bass joined The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis in 2007.

Shivani Bass joined The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis in 2007. She is certified as a neurological clinical specialist and clinical brain injury specialist. Shivani completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Delaware, graduating in 2004. She then earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Washington University in 2007.

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Charles Hoercher
Charles Hoercher, RPH

Director of Pharmacy

Charles Hoercher has served as the hospital’s director of pharmacy for 23 years.

Charles Hoercher has served as the hospital’s director of pharmacy for 23 years. Charles graduated from St. Louis College of Pharmacy in 1973, and has gained valuable experience in his field as a pharmacology instructor and as a clinical pharmacy consultant.

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Julie Hurst
Julie Hurst

Controller

Julie serves as the hospital’s controller and brings nine years of healthcare experience. 

Julie serves as the hospital’s controller and brings nine years of healthcare experience. Her experience includes varying levels of administration, human resources and, staff development/leadership training, with a focus in finance and overall operations. She joined The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis in March 2014. She has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and a master's degree in business administration and healthcare management from West Texas A&M University.

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John Jones
John Jones, RN, MSN, MBA

Chief Nursing Officer

John joined The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis in 2018. 

John joined The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis in 2018. John has been a nurse for over 20 years with valuable experiences as a practicing nurse, nurse manager, and chief nursing officer. John has been an advocate for patient care and satisfaction throughout his 24 year career. John holds a master's degree in nursing from Chamberlain College of Nursing in St. Louis, as well as a Master of Business Administration from Keller Graduate School of Management.

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Lee Lambert
Tracie Lee-Lambert, M.S.W.

Business Development Director

Tracie serves as the director of admissions and marketing operations.

Tracie serves as the director of admissions and marketing operations. She received her bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University and her master's degree in social work from the University of Texas-Austin. Tracie brings more than 30 years of healthcare and 25 years of acute rehab expertise to The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis.

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Angela Valleck
Angela Valleck

Director of Quality and Risk Management

Angie serves as the director of quality and risk management.

Angie serves as the director of quality and risk management. She has more than ten years of healthcare experience specifically at The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis.

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Deborah Wilke
Deborah Wilke

Director of Case Management

Deb Wilke joined the Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth team in December 2013.

Deb Wilke joined the Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth team in December 2013. She brings more than 36 years of nursing and management experience to her role of director of case management. Prior to joining Encompass Health, she held the positions of manager of case management, St. Louis SSM Health Care system, and was the director of emergency services for two St. Louis Community Hospitals. Deb received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and Master of Science in Nursing from Webster University in St. Louis, MO.

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