Superior amenities at our hospitals

34 Private rooms
Televisions
Telephones
Nonsmoking
Free WiFi
Interpreter services
Courtyard
Pet friendly

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Joint Commission Accreditation

By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for healthcare quality and safety, our hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission.

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Leadership at our hospital

Meet the leadership and staff at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Shelby County

James Taylor
Dr. James Taylor

Medical Director

Dr. Taylor serves as medical director for Encompass Health Shelby County, which opened on April 11, 2018.

Dr. Taylor serves as medical director for Encompass Health Shelby County, which opened on April 11, 2018. He was born in Dothan, Alabama, graduated from Dothan High School, and received his bachelor’s degree from Columbia University as well as his Doctorate degree from Columbia University College of Physician and Surgeons in New York. He completed his internship and first year of residency at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in internal medicine. Following a two-year stent in the Air Force, he completed his residency as well as a fellowship in Cardiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Taylor is Board Certified in cardiovascular disease as well as internal medicine and holds memberships with the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. He spent over 21 years at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine in the department of medicine, division of cardiology as an instructor, assistant professor and professor. After leaving UAB in 2013, he joined the Alabama Cardiovascular Group now located at the Grandview Hospital Complex. In addition to working with the Alabama Cardiovascular Group, in 2018 he began completing consultative work at the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Lakeshore and now Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Shelby County.

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Phyllis Casey
PHYLLIS CASEY

Controller

Phyllis brings more than 30 years of healthcare accounting and operations experience to Encompass Health.
Phyllis brings more than 30 years of healthcare accounting and operations experience to Encompass Health.  Phyllis spent her college years at Auburn University, finishing up and working on her MBA at UAB. She has served in various controller and/or CFO roles in large and small organizations across the Southeast including Carolinas Healthcare, Community Healthcare Systems, Acadia Healthcare, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She began her healthcare career at a start-up HMO here in Birmingham and knew from that point that she wanted to work in the healthcare environment.  She thrives on helping people who help patients.  In her free time, Phyllis enjoys spending time with her husband, their blended families and her 3 dogs.
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Sumer Herald
Sumer Herald

Director of Case Management

Sumer has been employed a Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, since 2014 and was named director of case management in 2018.
Sumer has been employed a Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, since 2014 and was named director of case management in 2018. She brings more than six years of clinical social work experience to Encompass Health of Shelby County. Sumer is a certified case manager and earned her master’s degree in social work at the University of Alabama.
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Beth Jackson
BETH JACKSON

Director of Quality

Beth Jackson brings more than 30 years of leadership and clinical experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Shelby County as a transfer from HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Fredericksburg. 
Beth Jackson brings more than 30 years of leadership and clinical experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Shelby County as a transfer from HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Fredericksburg. She joined the Encompass Health network originally at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Northern Virginia in 2014, where she served as director of quality and risk management. Shortly after, Beth had the opportunity to serve both HealthSouth Northern Virginia and HealthSouth Fredericksburg in a dual role as a quality / risk director and interim chief nursing officer.  Prior to her career with Encompass Health, Beth served as the statewide director for the division of trauma, designation and stroke categorization for the State of West Virginia, where she had oversight of all West Virginia hospital trauma designations and stroke center categorizations. She has many years of experience in quality and performance improvement within Virginia, West Virginia, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Kentucky and Mississippi.  Her clinical experiences consist of director of the operating room, post anesthesia care, emergency department, critical care, organ procurement coordinator, infection control practitioner and case management.  Beth graduated from Alderson Broaddus College in Philippi, West Virginia with a bachelor’s degree in nursing.
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Clara Pitts
CLARA PITTS

Director of Human Resources

Clara has more than 20 years of human resources experience, with ten of those years in the health care environment. 
Clara Pitts joined Encompass Health in November of 2017 to serve as the director of human resources.  She has more than 20 years of human resources experience, with ten of those years in the health care environment.  She has a strong human resources background with emphasis on employee relations and development.  Clara completed her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Faulkner Christian University and her master’s degree in human resources management from Troy State University.  She is SPHR certified (Senior Professional of Human Resources.)  Clara is active in her church and enjoys spending time with her grandson. 
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Anna Pate
ANNA PATE VANDERBLEEK, PharmD

Director of Pharmacy

Anna has been employed at Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, since 2014 and was named director of pharmacy in 2018
Anna has been employed at Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, since 2014 and was named director of pharmacy in 2018.  She brings six years of pharmacy experience to Encompass Health Shelby County. Anna earned her doctorate  degree in pharmacy from Auburn University. 
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Shannon Wiggins
SHANNON WIGGINS, MS, CCC-SLP

Director of Therapy Operations

Shannon brings more than 15 years of clinical and management experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Shelby County.
Shannon has been practicing as a speech-language pathologist in acute care, outpatient and post-acute care since 2002. She brings more than 15 years of clinical and management experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Shelby County. Shannon graduated from the University of South Alabama with a master’s degree in speech-language pathology and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competency from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
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