Superior amenities at our hospitals

96 Beds
Televisions
Telephones
Free WiFi
Courtyard
Cafeteria
Interpreter services
Spanish translators available
Tours available
Support groups
Pet friendly
Smoking
Volunteers
Student observation hours

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.

Hip Fracture Rehabilitation

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

Spinal Cord Rehabilitation

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

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Leadership and Staff

Marcus Braz
Marcus Braz

Chief Executive Officer

Marcus joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sarasota, formerly HealthSouth, in 2010.
Marcus joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sarasota, formerly HealthSouth, in 2010. He is responsible for the hospital's day-to-day operations. Prior to his time at Encompass Health Sarasota, Marcus served in leadership roles at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sunrise and several leadership roles at St. Lucie Medical Center on the east coast of Florida for 14 years. Marcus completed his undergraduate studies at Stonehill College in Massachusetts, received his master's degree at Arcadia University as well as a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Temple University.
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Alexander DeJesus, M.D.
Alexander DeJesus, M.D.

Medical Director

Dr. DeJesus is medical director and chief medical officer at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sarasota, formerly HealthSouth.
Dr. DeJesus is medical director and chief medical officer at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sarasota, formerly HealthSouth. A graduate of Harvard University, Dr. DeJesus completed his medical studies at Rutgers University Medical School. He went on to perform two internships in surgery at Staten Island Hospital in New York. Additionally, Dr. DeJesus completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at New York University’s Rusk Institute. He is certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and twice has been awarded Medical Director of the Year by Encompass Health.

* The hospital provides access to independent physicians.

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Barbara Bierut
Barbara Bierut

Controller

Barb has more than 25 years of accounting leadership experience. 
Barb has more than 25 years of accounting leadership experience. She earned her bachelor's degree in accounting from State University of New York at Buffalo, a master's degree in accounting from Nova Southeastern University and holds an active Florida CPA license. Barb is a member of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
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Kathryn Duval
Kathryn Duval

Associate Administrator

Kathy has 25 years of healthcare leadership experience.
Kathy has 25 years of healthcare leadership experience. Prior to joining the Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, team, Kathy served in leadership roles at acute care hospitals in Colorado and Virginia. Kathy completed her undergraduate degree at Purdue University in Indiana and received a master's degree in communication disorders and an MBA from Colorado State University.
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Marivee Jerome
Marivee Jerome

Director of Human Resources

Marivee joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sarasota, formerly HealthSouth, in 2007.
Marivee joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sarasota, formerly HealthSouth, in 2007. She has 10 years of human resources experience with a strong emphasis in employee relations, recruitment and project management. Marivee is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) as well as the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA). Marivee is a Florida native and received her bachelor's degree in business from the University of Phoenix. Marivee is married and has two daughters.
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Ginger Mace
Ginger Mace

Business Development Director

Ginger has more than 30 years of healthcare marketing experience.
Ginger has more than 30 years of healthcare marketing experience. Prior to joining the Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, team, she served as the vice president of marketing for the HCA West Florida Division. In her VP role, she was responsible for marketing and public relations for the 16 hospitals in the West Florida Division and the call center in Ft. Myers. During her tenure with HCA, she consistently grew marketshare and led the development of the HCA West Florida brand identity. She created numerous successful marketing campaigns, including the emergency room billboard wait time campaign. She is a native Floridian and a graduate of Eckerd College. Ginger and her husband Bob reside in Bradenton.
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Janetta Mikos
Janetta Mikos

Director of Case Management

Janetta Mikos is a certified case manager with more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare continuum.
Janetta Mikos is a certified case manager with more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare continuum, including acute care, acute inpatient rehabilitation, academic and outpatient settings. Mikos has a Bachelor of Science in occupational therapy from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, and a Master of Science in health services administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois.
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Matt Shouse
Matt Shouse

Director of Therapy Operations

Matt is a licensed physical therapist who joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, as the director of therapy operations in 2015.
Matt is a licensed physical therapist who joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, as the director of therapy operations in 2015. Prior to joining Encompass Health, he began as a staff therapist and was promoted to rehabilitation supervisor at St. Lucie Medical Center, where he was employed for 15 years. Matt has an bachelor's degree in food and nutrition from Florida State University and a master's degree in physical therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. Matt is a member of The American Physical Therapy Association and is an Orthopaedic Certified Specialist in Physical Therapy. Matt is married to Gina and has two sons, Kaeden and Caleb.
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