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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This hospital has
Joint Commission Accreditation
At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Round Rock, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Located in Round Rock, we serve the greater Austin area as a leading provider of inpatient rehabilitation for stroke, brain injury 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.
Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in brain injury rehabilitation.
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Chief Executive Officer
David has served as chief executive officer of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Round Rock since September 2018. David first joined Encompass Health in 2012. He has spent the majority of his healthcare career in critical care and rehabilitation leadership positions. He has held various leadership positions within Encompass Health, including CNO-trainer for the Company’s southwest region and chief nursing officer of the Encompass Health hospitals in Jonesboro, Arkansas and Arlington, Texas. A graduate of International College and a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse, David’s focus is to continuously improve the hospital’s performance to exceed the expectations of patients, visitors, staff and physicians.
Dr. Octavio Vela has been at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Round Rock, formerly HealthSouth Round Rock Rehabilitation Hospital since 2016. He completed a transitional internship in both orthopedic and neurosurgery, followed by a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at University of Texas Health Science Center of San Antonio. Dr. Vela has professional affiliations with American Medical Association and American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Dr. Vela is an independent private practice physician.
Director of Pharmacy
Mike is a native of Crockett, located in East Texas. He received his pharmacy degree from the University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy and earned his MBA from Sam Houston State University. Mike joined Encompass Health Round Rock in 2012 as director of pharmacy. Prior to joining Encompass Health Round Rock, he oversaw the pharmacy information systems for Seton Family of Hospitals for 12 years. In addition, he served seven years on the Texas State Board of Pharmacy. Mike and his wife founded a 501(c) 3 charity, Rock of Ages Foundation, which is dedicated to helping senior citizens with prescription drug costs.
Associate Medical Director
Dr. Ryan Coughlan has been with Encompass Health since October 2017 and is currently serving as the associate medical director. She received her master’s degree in public health from Tulane University, followed by her medical doctorate from the University of Missouri - Columbia. Dr. Coughlan completed residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio where she was honored to work with, learn from and care for military veterans and civilians alike. She is passionate about helping patients and families adapt to new health circumstances so they can return to the activities and loved ones that are important to them.
Dr. Coughlan is an independent private practice physician.
Chief Nursing Officer
Randi started her career in rehabilitation as a licensed vocational nurse prior to advancing her degree and obtaining her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington. She served as the nurse manager of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Round Rock for six years before stepping into the chief nursing officer role. She has more than 10 years of experience in rehabilitation nursing. As the chief nursing officer, she is committed to providing exceptional patient care and experience. Randi is dedicated to following Encompass Health’s values and leading by example.
Joe has served as CFO/controller of Encompass Health Round Rock since April 2016. He brings more than 15 years of healthcare finance experience including working as a Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) and with the Tricare Program. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Houston-Clear Lake.
Patient Assessment Standards Coordinator
JoAnn began her career in inpatient rehabilitation and brings more than 35 years of experience as a physical therapist assistant. She joined Encompass Health Round Rock as a PTA in 2008 before being promoted to patient assessment standards coordinator position in 2017. Joann holds an associate degree in applied science from St. Phillip’s College in San Antonio and earned her UDSMR PPS Certification.
Director of Human Resources
Lisa has worked with Encompass Health of Round Rock, formerly HealthSouth of Round Rock since March 2014 and brings more than 10 years of human resource experience to the team. She is originally from Brenham, Texas, and relocated to Austin in 1996. Lisa is dedicated to our family of employees and places extreme emphasis on success through teamwork.
Director of Case Management
Maria brings more than 10 years of case management expertise to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital. A Michigan native, she graduated from Saginaw Valley State University with a bachelor’s degree in social work in 2000. She received her Certification in Case Management (CCM) in 2017. Maria joined Encompass Health Round Rock as a case manager in 2015 before being promoted to director of case management in 2020. As the director of case management, she serves as an advocate for patients and families, ensuring a comprehensive approach to patient care is provided.
Patient Assessment Standards Coordinator
Patti has practiced physical therapy for more than 20 years, joining Encompass Health in 2008. Her areas of expertise and interest is neurology, especially stroke and brain injury. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Texas Medical Branch.
Director of Therapy Operations
Christie has been practicing in the field of occupational therapy for more than 18 years. She has worked for the Encompass Health network since 2009 and has a passion for assisting patients and their families in achieving the highest outcome for their independence and success at home and in the community. After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Texas Tech University in 1996, she obtained her bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy in 1998 from The University of Texas Health Science Center of San Antonio.
Facility Management Director
Thomas Standley, facility management director, joined the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Round Rock after serving over 15 years as director of plant operations in hospitals in New Mexico, Wyoming, New York and Texas. Thomas is a 24-year veteran of the U.S. Navy and retired as a Master Chief Petty Officer. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Trinity University College. He manages the facility operations that include the areas of environment of care, plant operations/maintenance, dietary and environmental services.
Director of Quality
Marcy is a registered nurse with a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University in Louisiana. She has spent the majority of her career working in quality and patient safety in the Houston area. Marcy obtained a master’s degree in business administration while working full time and supporting a family. Her mission is to ensure Encompass Health Round Rock provides the quality of care with a personal touch to all patients and their families with a goal to promote a maximum level of productivity upon returning to their community.
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