Superior amenities at our hospitals

50 Beds
Televisions
Telephones
Free WiFi
Cafeteria
Courtyard
Interpreter services
Tours available
Nonsmoking

We proudly display our Gold Seal of Approval™

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.

Stroke Rehabilitation

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

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Leadership and Staff

Ashli Alexander
Ashli Alexander, M.D., MPH

Medical Director

Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Newnan, formerly HealthSouth, welcomed Ashli Alexander, M.D., MPH, as medical director in January of 2018.
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.
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David Broom
David Broom

Director of Plant Operations

David brings 26 years of healthcare facility maintenance to Encompass Health Newnan, formerly HealthSouth.
David brings 26 years of healthcare facility maintenance to Encompass Health Newnan, formerly HealthSouth. David has advanced and learned by working with several different healthcare organizations, including Tanner Health System, Piedmont Downtown Campus and Community Health Systems. David has also been involved in numerous Joint Commission surveys as well as day to day survey readiness. 
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Kent Buchanan
Kent Buchanan

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.
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.
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Akela Fordham
Akela A. Fordham, Pharm.D.

Director of Pharmacy

Akela is the director of pharmacy at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Newnan, formerly HealthSouth.
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.
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Nancy Kendall
Nancy Kendall

Chief Nursing Officer

Nancy is the chief nursing officer of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Newnan, formerly HealthSouth.
Nancy is the chief nursing officer of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Newnan, formerly HealthSouth. Nancy has more than 20 years of experience in the nursing field with 12 years in various leadership positions. Nancy is involved in several professional organizations including the American Organization of Nurses Executives, Georgia Organization of Nurse Leaders and Association of Rehabilitation Nurses.

Nancy earned her master’s degree in nursing at Troy State University School of Nursing and her undergraduate degree in nursing from Georgia Southwestern State University. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau honor society for nursing. 
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Tricia Nelson
Tricia Nelson

Controller

Tricia currently serves as controller at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Newnan, formerly HealthSouth.
Tricia currently serves as controller at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Newnan, formerly HealthSouth. Tricia’s career spans over 25 years of progressive and accomplished home health and hospital CFO experience. She received her master’s degree in business administration from North Greenville University in her hometown of Greenville, SC.
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