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At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Salisbury, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Located in Salisbury and serving the eastern shore of Maryland, we are a leading provider of inpatient rehabilitation for stroke, brain injury, hip fracture 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

64 Beds
Televisions
Telephones
Free WiFi
Nonsmoking
Courtyard
Pet friendly
Interpreter services
Spanish translators available
Tours available
Support groups
Student observation hours

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We proudly display our Gold Seal of Approvalâ„¢

Stroke Rehabilitation

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

Brain Injury Rehabilitation

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

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Leadership and staff

Steve Walas
Steve Walas

Chief Executive Officer

Steve has been an employee with Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, since 1999 and the chief executive officer of Encompass Health Chesapeake Rehabilitation Hospital since April 2010.
Steve has been an employee with Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, since 1999 and the chief executive officer of Encompass Health Chesapeake Rehabilitation Hospital since April 2010. He has more than 10 years of administrative experience in acute rehab settings. Steve graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor's degree in health policy and administration.
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Gunnar Zorn
Gunnar Zorn, M.D.

Medical Director

Dr. Zorn specializes in comprehensive generalized rehabilitation, musculoskeletal disorders, electro diagnostic medicine and independent medical examinations.

Dr. Zorn has been a part of the Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, Chesapeake Rehabilitation hospital team for more than 15 years. He specializes in comprehensive generalized rehabilitation, musculoskeletal disorders, electro diagnostic medicine and independent medical examinations. A graduate of Duke University and Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Dr. Zorn completed his internship at the Medical Center of Delaware in Newark and his residency at Jefferson University Hospital.

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Greg Hartman
Greg Hartman

Business Development Director

Greg brings with him 10 years of demonstrated sales, marketing and public relations experience.
Greg joined the Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, team in 2010 and brings with him 10 years of demonstrated sales, marketing and public relations experience. Prior to working at Encompass Health, he served as a regional director of marketing for a Maryland skilled nursing chain and as a territory manager for Vitas Hospice. Greg is an Eastern Shore native who earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology and psychology from the University of Maryland and has worked on classes towards a master’s degree in psychology from Salisbury University.
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Samantha Mcloughlin
Samantha Mcloughlin

Director of Quality and Risk

Samantha joined the Encompass Health as a field liaison working with the marketing team before transitioning to her current role as the quality and risk director.
Samantha joined the Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, team in 2013 as a field liaison working with the marketing team. In 2014 she transitioned to her current role as the quality and risk director. She brings with her a strong clinical background in acute care nursing; specializing in the care of neurological, stroke and post-operative spine patients. Samantha received her associate degree in nursing from the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.  
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Karen Rounsley
Karen Rounsley

Controller

Karen brought more than 20 years of accounting and financial management experience to her position.
Karen has been the controller at Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, Chesapeake Rehabilitation Hospital for 15 years and employed at the hospital for nearly 20 years. She brings more than 20 years of accounting and financial management experience to her position. Karen has a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting from Salisbury University.
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Belinda Thompson
Belinda Thompson

Human Resources Director

Belinda has served as the director of human resources with Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, since 2000.
Belinda has served as the director of human resources with Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, since 2000. Preceding employment with Encompass Health, Belinda’s careers included work in the community mental health and wellness field; most recently as the director of a HUD-IV homeless program in Delaware, and nutritional services management in Delaware and New York. A Salisbury University undergrad and graduate student, Belinda holds a degree in psychology with a concentration in gerontology and certification in personnel management.
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Bryan Twigg
Bryan Twigg, PT

Director of Therapy

Bryan has worked as a physical therapist in inpatient, outpatient, acute and home health settings.
Bryan has been with Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, since September 1995. He has worked as a physical therapist in inpatient, outpatient, acute and home health settings. He served as senior physical therapist for our outpatient neurological program for nine years and has served as director of therapy since October 2013. Bryan earned his degree in physical therapy from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, where he graduated with honors and was inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi National Honors Society.
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Maria Valdez
Maria Valdez

Director of Case Management

Maria brings a strong clinical background from her experience in the acute care setting as well as care coordination experience from working in the community. 
Maria joined the Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, team in 2013 and worked in nursing, admissions and education prior to becoming the director of case management in May of 2017. She brings a strong clinical background from her experience in the acute care setting as well as care coordination experience from working in the community. As a native of the Eastern Shore, she received her associate’s degree in nursing from Wor-Wic Community College and a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Wilmington University.
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