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Welcome to our hospital

At Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Serving Tennessee and the greater Nashville area, we are a leading provider of rehabilitation after stroke, brain injury, spinal cord 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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Superior amenities at our hospitals

80 Beds
Televisions
Telephones
Free WiFi
Nonsmoking
Courtyard
Pet friendly
Interpreter services
Spanish translators available
Tours available
Support groups
Volunteers
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.

Spinal Cord Rehabilitation

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

Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation

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

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Leadership and staff

Jeffrey Palmucci
Jeffrey Palmucci

Chief Executive Officer

Jeffrey Palmucci was named CEO in September 2017 for Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital, where he served as the interim chief operating officer for six months prior.

Jeffrey Palmucci was named CEO on Sept. 18, 2017 for Vanderbilt-Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital, where he served as the interim chief operating officer for six months prior. Since 2010, Jeff has served as administrative director of operations for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Outpatient Imaging Services, Rehabilitation Services and Nutrition Services. He also shared oversight of five Vanderbilt imaging center ventures for adult and pediatric patients. Jeff earned a bachelor’s degree from St. Joseph's College and is a Certified Radiology Administrator of the American Healthcare Radiology Administrators and a Registered Technologist in Radiography of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

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Jeff Johns
Jeff Johns

Medical Director

Dr. Johns is certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and is sub-specialty board certified in spinal cord injury medicine.

Dr. Johns joined Vanderbilt Stallworth in August 2013, coming from Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital where he served as the associate hospital medical director and medical director for the spinal cord injury program from 2006 - 2013. A graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he completed his medical studies at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Johns completed his residency and chief residency at the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and is sub-specialty board certified in spinal cord injury medicine.

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Christine Campbell
Christine Campbell

Controller

Christine has more than 20 years’ healthcare experience in hospital and outpatient settings.

Christine joined Vanderbilt Stallworth in 2016. She previously resided in Houston, Texas, and has more than 20 years’ healthcare experience in hospital and outpatient settings. She is a graduate of Austin Peay State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

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CIndy Childress
Cindy Childress MBA, BSN, RN, NE-BC

Chief Nursing Officer

Cynthia Childress was named chief nursing officer in May 2018 for Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital.

Cynthia Childress was named chief nursing officer in May 2018 for Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital.  Prior to joining Vanderbilt Stallworth, Cindy served in a variety of roles at Vanderbilt Medical Center since 2001 including manager for orthopedics/urology, general surgery and colorectal surgery. In addition, she served as the business coordinator for the Surgical Patient Care Center. She started her career at Wellmont Holston Valley Hospital in East Tennessee as a critical care RN and as a critical care educator. Cindy has an MBA from Middle Tennessee State University and a BSN from East Tennessee State University.

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Michael Dubov
Michael Dubov, M.S., CCM

Director of Case Management

Michael joined Vanderbilt Stallworth in 2002 as a case manager and was promoted to director of case management in March 2018.

Michael joined Vanderbilt Stallworth in December 2002 as a case manager. He previously worked for Neurorestorative Group as a vocational rehabilitation specialist and case manager. In January 2018, he assumed the interim director of case management role and was promoted to the permanent position in March 2018. Michael’s clinical interests include spinal cord injury and multiple trauma rehabilitation. He graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in anthropology in 1996, and completed his master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling from The University of Memphis in 1998.

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Angela Janico
ANGELA JANICO

Director of Quality and Risk Management

Angela joined Vanderbilt Stallworth in 2017 as a registered nurse and was promoted to director of quality and risk management in April 2019.

Angela joined Vanderbilt Stallworth in 2017 as a registered nurse and was promoted to director of quality and risk management in April 2019. With over 7 years of nursing experience, Angela worked in a variety of clinical settings including medical-surgical, hospice, long term care and rehabilitation. Her clinical interests are traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury rehabilitation. Angela earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from Trent University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She resides in Nashville area with her husband Michael and their daughter Sydney.

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Eric Lieman
Eric Lieman

Director of Therapy Operations

Eric has been employed at Vanderbilt Stallworth since 2008 when he started as a staff physical therapist, before being promoted to the director of therapy operations. 

Eric Lieman, PT, DPT, has been employed at Vanderbilt Stallworth since 2008. He started as a staff physical therapist, was promoted to therapy manager in January 2016, and now serves as the director of therapy operations. Eric’s clinical interests include neurological rehabilitation. He graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in psychology in 2001, and completed his physical therapy degree in 2006 at Columbia University. Eric lives in Nashville with his wife Gina and twins Isabella and Dylan.

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Tim Owens
Tim Owens

Director of Support Services

Tim brings more than 25 years of healthcare experience to Vanderbilt Stallworth.

Tim brings more than 25 years of healthcare experience to Vanderbilt Stallworth. Tim grew up in Melbourne Beach, Florida and began a career in materials management when he entered healthcare in 1981 after a tour in the Navy. He joined the rehabilitation sector in 1989. Tim has worked in rehabilitation hospitals in Florida, Texas, California and Tennessee with progressive levels of responsibility.

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Melissa Pino
Melissa Pino

Director of Human Resources

Melissa has more than 14 years of healthcare human resources experience in for-profit, non-profit and higher education settings.

Melissa has more than 14 years of healthcare human resources experience in for-profit, non-profit and higher education settings. She comes to Vanderbilt Stallworth from the University of Miami in Miami, Florida, where she spent four years as the human resources manager at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and one year as the senior nurse recruiter for the Miller School of Medicine. Melissa earned a bachelor’s degree in human resource management from Florida Atlantic University and a master’s degree in human resource management from Nova Southeastern University. She has her Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification and is a SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP).

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Fadi Sidani
Fadi Sidani

Business Development Director

Fadi joined Vanderbilt Stallworth as the business development director in January 2020 with over 20 years of healthcare experience.

Fadi joined Vanderbilt Stallworth as the business development director in January 2020 with over 20 years of healthcare experience. After earning a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University, he’s worked for national and international healthcare organizations, specializing in leadership, marketing and business development. Fadi is passionate about helping people and developing strong relationships, both personal and at work.

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Tamika Stallworth
Tamika Stallworth, PharmD, MBA, CPh

Director of Pharmacy

Tamika brings more than 10 years of pharmacy management experience to her role as director of pharmacy.

Tamika brings more than 10 years of pharmacy management experience to her role as director of pharmacy. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Florida A&M University in 2004 and completed her master’s degree in business at the University of Florida in 2012. Tamika has practiced in many areas of pharmaceutical care including inpatient, long-term acute care, community and home infusion settings. Her practice expertise includes management, antimicrobial stewardship and pharmacokinetics. She supports the Tennessee Schools of Pharmacy in her role as associate faculty/preceptor. Outside of Tamika’s professional life, she enjoys spending quality time with her husband.

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Community Health Needs Assessment

Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital is a joint venture between Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Encompass Health, one of the nation’s leading rehabilitation services provider.

All non-profit hospitals are required by law to produce a "Community Health Needs Assessment" (CHNA) and "Implementation Strategy" (IS) every three years. Stallworth published our first CHNA in 2013, which you can read here. This report gives us a community health profile of Davidson, Montgomery, Rutherford, and Williamson Counties. Our 2013 IS describes how we plan to address the community health needs identified by the process. Please provide your thoughts on the 2013 Needs Assessment and Implementation Plan by clicking here. The 2016 report is available below. 

Read the 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment and the 2016 Implementation Strategy

We encourage you to leave comments, reactions, and thoughts about the CHNA and IS here.

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