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Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Franklin accounting assistant honored with top companywide award

Barbara Mays OEAAFRANKLIN, Tenn., May 3, 2018 – Barbara Mays, accounting assistant at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Franklin, has been honored as one of only seven finalists out of more than 30,000 inpatient rehabilitation employees in the Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, network to receive the 2018 Outstanding Employee Achievement Award. Barbara was honored yesterday at an awards gala in Birmingham, Alabama.

Award finalists were selected based on their performance in four areas: contributions to extraordinary patient experience, team spirit and cooperation, commitment to continuous quality improvement and going above and beyond the call of duty. The process began with each of Encompass Health’s 130 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals honoring an employee of the year. Then, seven winners were named at the regional level.

“While most of Barbara’s work is behind the scenes as an accounting assistant, her detail, diligence and hard work make her a crucial component in our hospital’s success,” said Scott Peterson, CEO of Encompass Health Franklin. “She has devoted herself to Encompass Health and the patients we serve. She exhibits all the characteristics you’d want in a dedicated employee and has proven herself to be an outstanding, selfless human.”

Barbara has been a devoted employee of Encompass Health for over 19 years, first starting at Encompass Health Rehabilitation of Toms River in New Jersey. While working as the business office manager, she learned that a co-worker’s previously donated kidney was wearing out and needed to be on a donor list. Barbara got herself tested the next day and discovered her kidney was a match. She donated her kidney to her co-worker in 2014. Barbara has been described as all heart, amazing and selfless. She joined the Encompass Health Franklin team during the hospital’s inception in 2015, and has been an invaluable member of the team.

Learn more about Barbara by watching this brief video.

About Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Franklin
Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Franklin is a 40-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation services. Serving patients throughout middle Tennessee, the hospital is located at 1000 Physicians Way and on the Web at

About Encompass Health
As a national leader in integrated healthcare services, Encompass Health (NYSE: EHC) offers both facility-based and home-based patient care through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies and hospice agencies. With a national footprint that includes 130 hospitals, 221 home health locations, and 59 hospice locations in 37 states and Puerto Rico, the Company is committed to delivering high-quality, cost-effective, integrated care across the healthcare continuum. Encompass Health is ranked as one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. For more information, visit, or follow us on our newsroom, Twitter and Facebook.

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