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50 Beds
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Televisions
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Cafeteria
Courtyard
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Pet friendly
Student observation hours
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We proudly display our Gold Seal of Approval™

Stroke Rehabilitation

Our stroke 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.

Wound Care

Our wound care program has earned Disease-Specific Care Certification from The Joint Commission.

Hip Fracture Rehabilitation

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

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Best of 2018
Readers' Choice

Readers of the Senior Resource Guide voted the Encompass Health hospitals in Houston as the 2018 winner for best rehabilitation facility in the area!

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Leadership and staff

Bindu Varghese
BINDU VARGHESE

Chief Executive Officer

With more than 18 years in healthcare, consisting of clinical and operational roles, Bindu Varghese brings a solid understanding of overall hospital operations to Encompass Health Sugar Land Rehabilitation Hospital.

With more than 18 years in healthcare, consisting of clinical and operational roles, Bindu Varghese brings a solid understanding of overall hospital operations to Encompass Health Sugar Land Rehabilitation Hospital. She has been with Encompass Health Sugar Land for more than 11 years and served as the director of therapy operations for eight of those years. Bindu has a clinical background in occupational therapy and also holds a master’s degree in business administration. Since her time at Encompass Health Sugar Land, she has led the team to its successful completion in many large scale projects. She has also served on Encompass Health’s National Therapy Leadership Board and Diversity Council. Bindu is driven and passionate in providing quality care to the patients and getting them back home with their loved ones.

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Ralph Mancini
RALPH MANCINI

Medical Director

Dr. Mancini brings more than 20 years of experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sugar Land, formerly HealthSouth Sugar Land Rehabilitation Hospital.

Dr. Mancini brings more than 20 years of experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sugar Land, formerly HealthSouth Sugar Land Rehabilitation Hospital. He currently practices at Memorial Hermann Katy Rehabilitation Hospital, Kindred and Select Specialty Long Term Acute Care facilities and skilled nursing facilities in west Houston. Dr. Mancini previously assisted in facilitating the opening of Katy Rehabilitation Hospital where he acted as medical director, and he has also served as medical director at Rosewood Hospital’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit. He holds a medical degree from Ohio State University College of Medicine and completed his physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at the University of Minnesota.

* All physicians are independent and are not employees of this hospital.

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Lisa Calvo
LISA CALVO

Director of Quality and Risk Management

Lisa brings more than 10 years of healthcare experience as the director of quality and risk management.

Lisa brings more than 10 years of healthcare experience to the Encompass Health Sugar Land, formerly HealthSouth Sugar Land team as the director of quality and risk management. Prior to joining the Sugar Land team, she worked in several settings including long term acute care and behavioral health, managing ancillary services, health information, quality and medical staff services. Lisa earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Houston Clear Lake and her master’s degree in business administration from Texas Women’s University. Lisa is passionate about quality outcomes, process improvement and standardization in healthcare.


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 Shelia Fitzgerald
SHELIA FITZGERALD

Human Resources Director

Shelia Fitzgerald brings more than 18 year of human resources experience and has extensive healthcare experience.

Shelia Fitzgerald brings more than 18 year of human resources experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sugar Land, formerly HealthSouth Sugar Land Rehabilitation Hospital and has extensive healthcare experience. She graduated from LeTourneau University with a master’s degree in business administration. Before moving to Texas Shelia lived in New York City. She is a member of Society for Human Resources management (SHRM).


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Matthew Hall
MATTHEW HALL

Maintenance Manager and Safety Officer

Matthew joined the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sugar Land, formerly HealthSouth Sugar Land Rehabilitation Hospital team in July of 2014.

Matthew joined the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sugar Land, formerly HealthSouth Sugar Land Rehabilitation Hospital team in July of 2014 and serves as the maintenance manager and safety officer. Matt has more than five years of experience in both the residential and commercial construction and healthcare facilities management. Prior to joining Encompass Health, he worked for North Cypress Medical Center and Perry Homes in management capacities. Matt regularly volunteers his time and knowledge for community construction projects for nonprofit organizations, dedicating himself for the care of others. Matthew was born and raised in Cypress, Texas, and has earned his Bachelor of Science in construction science from Texas A&M University, College Station.


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Tesha McCray
TESHA MCCRAY

Director of Pharmacy

Tesha McCray serves as the director of pharmacy at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sugar Land, formerly HealthSouth Sugar Land Rehabilitation Hospital.

Tesha McCray serves as the director of pharmacy at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sugar Land, formerly HealthSouth Sugar Land Rehabilitation Hospital. She has been a registered pharmacist for 18 years after receiving her bachelor's degree in pharmacy at Texas Southern University in 1995. She has a vast amount of experience in multiple pharmacy settings including ambulatory care, long term care and hospital. Tesha is an active member of The American Society of Hospital Pharmacists.


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 Christy Medlin
CHRISTY MEDLIN

Business Development Director

Christy Medlin comes to Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth with more than 18 years of experience in healthcare, consisting of both clinical and marketing roles.

Christy Medlin comes to Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth with more than 18 years of experience in healthcare, consisting of both clinical and marketing roles. Christy brings a solid understanding of customer service and a patient satisfaction focus to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sugar Land. She has served in a variety of leadership roles professionally and in the community, including business development in skilled nursing, hospice, home health and inpatient nursing. Christy has a clinical background starting out her career as a CNA then graduated as an LVN from Gadsden State Nursing School in 2001.


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 Steve Midgett
STEVE MIDGETT

Chief Nursing Officer

Steve Midgett is a registered nurse with more than 25 years of nursing experience, 22 of those years in nursing management.

Steve Midgett is a registered nurse with more than 25 years of nursing experience, 22 of those years in nursing management. He earned his bachelor's degree in nursing and a master's degree in nursing leadership and management at Drexel University in Philadelphia. Steve's nursing background is in intensive care, and he has been certified in critical care for 15 years. He holds certifications as a Certification in Rehabilitation Nursing (CRRN®) and Nurse Executive Advanced (NEA-BC).

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Carol Neilson
CAROL NEILSON

Controller

Carol joined the Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth team as controller in August of 2013.

Carol joined the Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth team as controller in August of 2013. She is a certified public accountant and has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Angelo State University. Carol has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare and financial management for private, public and non-profit organizations.


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 Laura Renshaw
LAURA RENSHAW

Food and Nutrition Manager

Laura comes to Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth with more than 10 years of food service management.

Laura comes to Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth with more than 10 years of food service management. She received her degree from Le Cordon Bleu College in Austin, Texas, as an executive chef of culinary arts. Laura has experience in various capacities that now represent her broad knowledge of food service operations and management. Laura started her culinary career in fine dining restaurants in South Texas in 2004. She then transitioned to food service management with Aramark Services, working in a variety of healthcare settings. Prior to joining the Encompass Health team, Laura worked as a chef for the Houston Methodist System. Laura’s passion for impeccable food and top notch service standards make her a great asset to the Encompass Health team.


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Jessica Thomas
Jessica Thomas

Director of Therapy

Jessica has more than 8 years of experience as speech language pathologist with Encompass Health Sugar Land, formerly known as HealthSouth Sugarland Rehabilitation Hospital.

Jessica has more than 8 years of experience as speech language pathologist with Encompass Health Sugar Land, formerly known as HealthSouth Sugarland Rehabilitation Hospital. She served as the lead therapist and therapy manager for the past few years. Jessica earned her master’s degree in communication disorders from West Texas A&M University as well as a master’s in business administration (MBA) from Texas Woman’s University. She is passionate about providing excellent patient care and has a strong desire to see patients improve their function in order to have a better quality of life. 

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