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.
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Joint Commission Accreditation
At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Newnan, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Located in Newnan, we serve the Atlanta metro area as a leading provider of inpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech language pathology for stroke 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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By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for healthcare quality and safety, our hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission.
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
Shawn Bright joined Encompass Health Newnan in April 2018. As CEO, he oversees the day-to-day operations as well as patient quality and care at the physical inpatient rehabilitation hospital. He comes to Encompass Health Newnan after serving as CEO of Adams County Regional Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. In his more than 28 years’ experience, Bright has worked in a variety of healthcare roles starting his career as a nursing assistant and monitor technician while in college to becoming a registered respiratory therapist then moving into leadership roles such as director of operations, CEO and CEO – regional vice president. A registered respiratory therapist by trade, he earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He also earned a second bachelor’s degree from Liberty University and went on to receive a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Louisiana State University.
Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Newnan, formerly HealthSouth, welcomed Ashli Alexander, M.D., MPH, as medical director in January of 2018. Dr. Alexander is a board certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physician. She received her medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine and specializes in the management and treatment of complex rehabilitation patients. Dr. Alexander has medical expertise in caring for patients with occupational injuries, neurological disorders, spinal disorders, stroke, amputations, sports-related injuries and pain disorders.
* The hospital provides access to independent physicians.
Director of Therapy Operations
Kent brings more than 20 years of healthcare management and leadership experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Newnan, formerly HealthSouth. He graduated from the Medical College of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy and has a master's degree in business administration from the University of West Georgia. He also completed a doctoral degree in physical therapy from the University of Montana. He has been active in the Physical Therapy Association of Georgia serving as a former president and a member of the board of directors.
Director of Pharmacy
Akela is the director of pharmacy at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Newnan, formerly HealthSouth. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Mercer University Southern School of Pharmacy in Atlanta, GA. To continue her education, she completed a pharmacy practice residency at Columbus Regional Hospital. Akela has worked at institutions including Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, GA, Columbus Specialty Hospital in Columbus, GA, West Central Regional Hospital in Columbus, GA and Regional Rehabilitation Hospital in Phenix City, AL.
Director Facilities Management
Wolf began his career with Encompass Health at Walton Rehabilitation Hospital in 2010 as a maintenance mechanic and was promoted to maintenance manager and then facilities management director for Encompass Health’s Newnan Facility in January 2020. His prior experience includes maintenance engineering positions in the hospitality industry. Wolf’s expertise includes engineering, environmental services, security, and safety. Wolf graduated from Pennco Technical College obtaining his degree in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration.
Human Resources Director
Erin has worked in human resources for more than 20 years at companies in the financial services, hospitality and telecommunications industries. She earned her undergraduate degree from Florida State University and her master's degree of business administration from University of Central Florida. Erin is Registered Corporate Coach (RCC) and a DDI certified trainer/facilitator. Additionally, she holds certifications in Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, the Birkman Method and DiSC Personality.
Jenny brings more than 15 years of financial management experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Newnan. In 1993, she earned a bachelor’s degree in international economic affairs from the University of West Georgia and became a Certified Public Accountant in 2001. Additionally, she holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of West Georgia. She is a member of the Georgia Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs.
Director of Case Management
Michelle started her career in healthcare in 2002 as a Licensed Practical Nurse. She brings more than 15 years of nursing experience including nine of those years in case management. Michelle received her associate degree in nursing at Tennessee State University then subsequently obtained her bachelor’s degree from the University of West Georgia. She has practiced case management in the acute care, long term acute care and now the inpatient rehabilitation settings. Michelle is a member of the Case Management Society of America and the Academy of Certified Case Managers.
Director of Quality & Risk Management
Latesha joins Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Newnan with more than 20 years of experience in healthcare, including serving in various hospital leadership positions. Latesha earned her undergraduate degree in nursing from Lake-Sumter Community College and her master’s degree in nursing with Clinical Nurse Leader credentials at University of West Georgia. In addition, she holds a master's degree in business administration in healthcare administration from South University.
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