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Encompass patient testimonial - Alyssa's story


In 2008, Alyssa Whitson was left for dead after a former coworker attacked her at their place of business during a robbery. While she was lucky to survive the gun shots fired into the back of her head, she now lives with complications as a result of the brain injury. In celebration of her 51st birthday, Alyssa was granted a birthday wish to meet someone else who lives with a disability, Winter the dolphin.

Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sarasota to hosted Stroke Awareness Month event


In the United States, stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and leading cause of disability. To educate community members on stroke, Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sarasota offered a stroke awareness and survivor event on Wednesday, May 22.

Sarasota CEO Marcus Braz discusses stroke awareness with ABC 7's Suncoast View


Stroke is the leading cause of serious long-term disability in the United States. As part of Stroke Awareness month in May, Marcus Braz, CEO of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sarasota sat down with ABC 7’s Sunset View to help educate the community on the prevention and treatment of stroke. 

Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sarasota to host Parkinson’s disease brain donation education presentation


In an effort to improve the future for Parkinson’s disease patients, Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sarasota has teamed up with the Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s and the University of Florida to educate the community on the University of Florida's Brain Donation Program on May 17 from 1:30 – 3 p.m.

Encompass Patient Testimonial - Gary's Story


Gary’s video: Find out how the team at Encompass Health Sarasota helped Gary Lansford find his voice and sing again while battling Parkinson’s disease.

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Does traumatic brain injury affect how we age?

As we age, our brains change. Traumatic brain injuries can alter how we experience these changes. Attend this virtual CEU opportunity to learn more about traumatic brain injuries and their impact on aging. Guest speaker Dr. Richard Senelick specializes in both neurology and the subspecialty of neurorehabilitation.

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Dr. Senelick