20601 Old Cutler Road
Miami, FL 33189
8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day.
This hospital has
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.
Our stroke rehabilitation program has earned Disease-Specific Care Certification from The Joint Commission.
Our hip fracture rehabilitation program has earned Disease-Specific Care Certification from The Joint Commission.
Lourdes Nunez, M.D. is a family practitioner and the medical director at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Miami, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Miami. She also maintains a family medicine practice for outpatients at her Kendall office on 120th Street. Dr. Nunez has been on staff at Encompass Health since 2000. Her presence in the facility has brought a competent and calming component to her patients, family members and staff.
Dr. Nunez received her medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She completed her internship and residency in family practice at the Good Samaritan Regional Medical in Phoenix, Arizona.
Dr. Nunez’s approach is gentle, but thorough. She is a proponent of preventative measures for optimum health and open-minded to alternative healthcare practices.
* All physicians are independent and are not employees of this hospital.
Business Development Director
Director of Therapy Operations
Maite joined the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Miami, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Miami as speech therapy team leader in September 2014. Maite has a bachelor’s degree in exceptional student education from Florida International University and a master’s degree in speech-language pathology from Nova Southeastern University. She began her career as a speech-language pathologist in an inpatient rehabilitation hospital and skilled nursing facility with a specific interest in swallowing disorders. She is now certified and highly skilled in VitalStim therapy and has completed numerous continuation education courses in dysphagia management.
Chief Nursing Officer
Rafael Alvarez Luis is the chief nursing officer at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Miami, formerly HealthSouth Miami Rehabilitation Hospital. He has more than 10 years of acute care nursing experience and has worked in several nursing positions during his career at Encompass Health Miami. Rafael received his MSN and ARNP from the Universidad de Turabo in Puerto Rico and is a member of the National ARNP Association Board. He was appointed as the CNO of HealthSouth Miami in 2018 and has been optimal in assisting with organizational change, performance measurement, quality and process improvement, patient safety and group facilitation.
Jose is a certified public accountant with more than 18 years of progressive financial and accounting experience. He is also an attorney admitted to practice law in Puerto Rico’s state and federal courts. Prior to joining Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, Jose was international controller for a Miami-based insurance company. From 2012 to 2014, Jose held his own law and accounting practice, where he represented clients in torts, labor law matters, contracts, collections and social security disability cases. He also provided accounting services such as audit, tax advisory and other attestation and consulting services for his clients. Jose is a former vice-president and controller for MAPFRE Life Insurance Company, where he was in charge of supervising all the finance and accounting activities for more than 13 insurance products. Prior to joining MAPFRE, Jose was the director of fiscal affairs for the Puerto Rico Health Insurance Administration, where he was in charge of managing the accounting department as well as the $1.4 billion budget of the state health insurance plan, which was sponsored by the government.