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Welcome to our hospital

At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Princeton, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Located in Princeton and serving the surrounding area, we are a leading provider of inpatient rehabilitation for stroke, hip fracture 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

60 Beds

Bariatric rooms

Televisions

Telephones

Free WiFi

Nonsmoking

Pet friendly

Interpreter services

Tours available

Student observation hours

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We proudly display our Gold Seal of Approval™

Stroke Rehabilitation

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

Hip Fracture Rehabilitation

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

Take a virtual tour

The following region contains a Google 3D virtual tour feature that allows a user to view the Encompass Health facility. To assist screen reader users in understanding what is presented in the 3D virtual tour, each image view is independently described within lists that can be found under each linked heading. The room links below our virtual tour leave this website and go directly to Google maps to walk through the hospital.

Please click on the arrows to navigate through the hallways on each floor. Use the "L" options on the right-hand side of the tour window below to navigate through different areas/floors of the hospital for a full virtual tour. See a key to "L" areas below.

L0 - Lobby
  • Lobby/Foyer of hospital accessed through main hospital entrance.
  • Main desk in lobby entrance for receptionist and admitting area.
  • Chairs for patients and visitors to use.
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L1 - ADL suite
  • Activities of daily living suite is a recreated bedroom, kitchen, grocery store, and bathroom area to simulate activities of daily life for patients to practice before they return home.
  • Bedroom has bed, nightstand, and small desk and chair.
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  • Shared patient room with two beds, sink, bathroom, TV and chairs for visitors.
  • Two wardrobes under TVs for storage.
  • Nightstands are placed next to each bed with a curtain to divide room between patient beds.
  • Window with exterior view.
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  • Patient room with bed, sink, bathroom, TV and chair for visitors.
  • Wardrobe with storage for personal effects is under the television.
  • Small desk area with chair.
  • Window with exterior view.
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  • Multiple tables throughout therapy gym to assist in patient therapies.
  • Exercise equipment throughout gym to be used with technologies in therapy sessions.
  • Small stairs to assist in building patient’s strength.
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  • Multiple tables and chairs for patients, visitors, and family to sit together.
  • Television with chairs available for use.
  • Vending machines for drinks and snacks available for purchase.
  • Desk with chair and computer with piano, and ping pong table.
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  • Multiple tables and chairs for patients and visitors to eat together.
  • Buffet style food area with menu, utensils, and condiments to choose.

Leadership and staff

Robb Williams
Robb Williams

Area Chief Executive Officer

After an extensive career in retail management, Robb entered the nursing profession in 1996.

After an extensive career in retail management, Robb entered the nursing profession in 1996. After serving in various leadership positions throughout his nursing career, Robb assumed duties as hospital assistant administrator of Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital, overseeing overall hospital operations, while directly overseeing several clinical and ancillary departments as well as serving as administrator of the Southern West Virginia Clinic. Robb graduated cum laude from Bluefield State College and also earned a bachelor's degree in organizational leadership from Mountain State University. He obtained his master of business administration in healthcare administration from Ashford University in 2012. Robb serves as an elected Board of Director for the City of Bluefield as well as the head basketball coach at Princeton Senior High School.

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Kyle Zhang
Kyle Zhang, M.D.

Medical Director

Dr. Zhang became medical director of Encompass Health Princeton, formerly HealthSouth Southern Hills in November 2014.

Dr. Zhang became medical director of Encompass Health Princeton, formerly HealthSouth Southern Hills in November 2014. He brings over a decade of expertise in physical medicine and rehabilitation to the southern West Virginia region. Dr. Zhang brings unique perspectives and significant medical leadership experience gained in various medical directorships throughout his career.

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Tina Altizer
Tina Altizer

Director Therapy Operations

Tina joined Encompass Health Princeton, formerly HealthSouth Southern Hills in April 2015 as the director of therapy.

Tina joined Encompass Health Princeton, formerly HealthSouth Southern Hills in April 2015 as the director of therapy. She has 20 years of experience as a certified speech language pathologist and also has experience in skilled nursing/long term care, acute care, home health, outpatient therapy and public schools. Tina earned her master's degree in communication disorders from Radford University in 1997 and is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She is licensed by the Virginia and West Virginia Board of Speech Language Pathology.

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Greg Angle
Greg Angle

Director of Quality and Risk Management

Greg Angle brings more than 30 years healthcare experience to Encompass Health Princeton, formerly HealthSouth Southern Hills.

Greg Angle brings more than 30 years healthcare experience to Encompass Health Princeton, formerly HealthSouth Southern Hills. Greg has served within several facilities in and around the Mercer County area as CNA, EMT, RN, department director and licensed nursing home administrator. Greg holds an 18-month certificate in surgical technology, an associate of science in nursing and a Bachelor of Science in human resource management, as well as a master’s degree in strategic leadership.

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Tammy Dalton
Tammy Dalton

Business Development Director

Tammy has been employed at Encompass Health Princeton, formerly HealthSouth Southern Hills since March 1993.

Tammy has been employed at Encompass Health Princeton, formerly HealthSouth Southern Hills since March 1993. She earned her associate's degree in respiratory services from Mountain State University. She has more than 26 years of experience in healthcare with 23 years in rehabilitation. Tammy’s first role at Encompass Health was as a staff respiratory therapist. She was promoted to respiratory supervisor in 1996. Tammy joined the marketing department as a rehab liaison in 2001 and was promoted to senior rehab liaison in 2008.  She joined the leadership team as director of marketing operations in February 2016.

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Any Flowers
AMY FLOWERS

Controller

Amy joined Encompass Health Princeton in June 2019, and brings more than 15 years of experience in finance along with service in various leadership roles to Encompass Health Princeton.

Amy joined Encompass Health Princeton in June 2019. She brings more than 15 years of experience in finance along with service in various leadership roles to Encompass Health Princeton. Amy graduated Cum Laude earning her bachelor's degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting from Bluefield College in 2002. She earned her master of business administration degree with high distinction from Liberty University in 2017. Amy is a member of Delta Mu Delta, an international honor society that recognizes academic excellence in business administration programs.

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Taylor Graham
Taylor Graham

Chief Nursing Officer

Taylor joined the Encompass Health team in August 2020 as the chief nursing officer.

Taylor joined the Encompass Health team in August 2020 as the chief nursing officer. A native of Princeton, WV, Taylor graduated from WV University School of Nursing and is currently pursuing her master's degree in healthcare administration. Taylor brings a diverse nursing background to this position, starting her healthcare career as a CNA and gaining experience as a RN in critical care at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, in critical care as a traveling nurse, and in nursing management in a skilled facility. Her interest in healthcare began as a passion for bettering her native community and she is actively involved in her church activities within the community.

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Jan Thibodeau
Jan Thibodeau

Senior Director of Human Resources

Jan joined the Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth team in July 2007 as the director of human resources, bringing more than 20 years of experience in human resources, education, management and finance to the Encompass Health leadership team.

Jan joined the Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth team in July 2007 as the director of human resources, bringing more than 20 years of experience in human resources, education, management and finance to the Encompass Health leadership team. She holds bachelor's degrees in business management and in human resource management from University of Phoenix and is pursuing a master's degree in human resource management from Ashworth University. She was promoted to the Senior Director of Human Resources in 2018.

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Greta Walker
Greta Walker

Director of Case Management

Greta has been employed at Encompass Health Princeton, formerly HealthSouth Southern Hills since February 2016.

Greta has been employed at Encompass Health Princeton, formerly HealthSouth Southern Hills since February 2016. She has nine years of case management experience, with focus in discharge planning, patient advocacy, crisis intervention, mental health evaluation and ethical decision- making counseling. After obtaining her bachelor's degree in social work from Concord University she began her career as a medical social worker. She continued her education and received her master's degree in social work from Concord University in 2014.

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