When their return to independence depends on you,
we are here. Encompass Health offers the advanced
therapy and care patients need after a life-changing illness or injury.
Encompass Health is a national sponsor of Together to End Stroke
This hospital has
Joint Commission Accreditation
At St. John Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Encompass Health, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Located in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and serving the greater Tulsa area, our inpatient rehabilitation hospital provides inpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech language pathology for stroke, brain injury 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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Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in stroke rehabilitation.
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Chief Executive Officer
David has served as chief executive officer of St. John Rehabilitation Hospital since August 2015. David first joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, in 2001 as a registered nurse. He has spent the majority of his healthcare career within the rehabilitation and hospice settings. David has held various leadership positions within Encompass Health, including associate administrator of Encompass Health in Jonesboro, Ark. and chief nursing officer of Encompass Health in Midland, Texas. A graduate of Angelo State University, David completed his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in nursing. David’s focus is to continuously improve the hospital’s performance to exceed the expectations of patients, visitors, staff, and physicians.
Dr. Jodi Yelverton serves as medical director of St. John Rehabilitation Hospital, affiliated with Encompass Health, formerly Healthsouth. Before coming to St. John Rehabilitation Hospital, she proudly served our country’s heroes for more than a decade as the medical director of the Polytrauma Rehabilitation Program at Ernest Childers Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic. She is a graduate of the Louisiana State University School of Medicine where she was a musculoskeletal fellow and interned in the department of internal medicine. While at the University of Minnesota, she served as chief resident for physical medicine and rehabilitation. She is a fellowship-trained electromyography specialist, holds board certification in physical medicine & rehabilitation and belongs to Diplomat American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.
* The hospital provides access to independent physicians.
Director of Therapy Operations
Beth has been with Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, since October 2015. Beth has worked in many therapy settings including inpatient rehabilitation, acute care, ICU/critical care, outpatient, and private practice. Beth has a Bachelor of Science in occupational therapy and a Master of Science in management. She has taught numerous therapy classes and presented at the state level on numerous therapy topics, including neuro developmental treatment, spinal cord injury, and functional integration in therapy interventions. Beth was awarded the Occupational Therapist of the Year in 2012 from the Oklahoma Occupational Therapy Association. Beth is driven to help rehabilitation patients achieve exceptional outcomes.
Chief Nursing Officer
Susan has served as chief nursing officer of St. John Rehabilitation Hospital since August 2016. She was previously the nurse manager for Bernsen Rehabilitation Center at St. John Medical Center for the last eleven years. Susan has spent most her sixteen-year nursing career in the rehabilitation setting. She is a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN), and has her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Western Governors University. Susan is looking forward to continuing to serve the Tulsa and surrounding area patient population in the rehabilitation setting by providing quality patient care with excellent patient outcomes.
Director of Human Resources
Patrick joined the St. John Rehabilitation Hospital team in June of 2018 as the director of human resources. He brings experience from several different industries. Most recently he served in acute care, critical access and hospice lines of healthcare. A graduate of Oklahoma State University, Patrick has a bachelor’s degree in management with a focus in human resources. In the hospital, his goal is to provide the very best patient care by ensuring the needs of every employee are met to the fullest, while also ensuring that St. John Rehabilitation Hospital is fun, engaging and the place to work in Tulsa!
Michelle has served as the PAS coordinator at St. John Rehabilitation Hospital since November 2015. Michelle has worked as a nurse for Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, since July, 2009. She graduated from Midland College with her LVN license in 1999. Most of Michelle’s career has been in pediatric care and rehabilitation. She is very passionate about rehab care and the reward of seeing a patient get back to their previous functional level and returning to their home environment.
Director of Case Management
Tiffany has served as the director of case management of St. John Rehabilitation Hospital since February 2016. Tiffany joined us from St John Health System. Tiffany received her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Wichita State University in 1990. Tiffany has her certification in case management and has worked in the profession of case management for 20 years. Tiffany has been very involved with CMSA and has held various board positions over the years.
Chief Financial Officer
Rebekah has been chief financial officer with Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, since August 2012, starting at the Fort Smith, Ark hospital and transferring to St. John Rehabilitation Hospital in May 2016. Rebekah has 18 years of healthcare accounting experience varying between acute in-patient, home health, hospice, the State Advantage Wavier program and rehabilitation. A graduate of Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK, she has completed her Bachelor of Science with an emphasis in accounting. Rebekah continually strives to work closely with the chief executive officer in improving the hospital’s performance and support the leadership team with the information they need to successfully complete their job.
Director of Plant Operations
Tom joined St. John Rehabilitation Hospital as facility/safety director in June 2017. He brings 30 years of Facility/Safety experience from the acute care sector of healthcare, working at hospitals in St. Louis, Missouri; Kansas City, Missouri; Springfield, Missouri; and Miami, Oklahoma. Tom’s education is in mechanical engineering and education and his passion lies in the areas of facility management, safety and emergency management. Over the years, he has served on leadership teams for the Medical Reserve Corps, Oklahoma State Health Department and Miami/Delaware Country Emergency Management. He has worked many disasters and emergencies facing hospitals as facility/safety officer in several states including Oklahoma. Tom is driven to help all patients and staff succeed while remaining continually safe at the hospital.
Business Development Director
Samantha serves as the business development director for St. John Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Encompass Health. She joined the team in November of 2019, previously serving with the Encompass Health – Home Health division for over 6 years, where she showed fast growth in position, responsibility, and results. Samantha served as a division manager prior to transferring to St. John Rehabilitation. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas. Sam has a heart for therapy and believes in advocating for excellent patient care. She is passionate about helping those on her team live successful and fulfilled lives, while exceeding both their personal and professional goals.
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