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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At Sea Pines Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Encompass Health, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Located in Melbourne, we serve the Space Coast as a leading provider of inpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech language pathology for stroke, brain injury, 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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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 hip fracture rehabilitation.
Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in wound care.
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
Prior to his appointment to Sea Pines Rehabilitation Hospital, Mark was the chief executive officer at North Shore Medical Center in Miami, FL, where he led his team to achieve The Joint Commission's Thrombectomy Stroke Center Certification as the first hospital in Miami-Dade, design and construction of a new 16-bed forensics unit to serve Florida Department of Corrections patients, reinvigorated the bariatric surgery program as well as numerous other initiatives. Mark was the chief operating officer at Palmetto General Hospital and was the lead COO for Tenet Healthcare’s Miami-Dade group of hospitals. In his COO role, Mark implemented best practices across the five hospitals to optimize efficiency and improve quality of care. Mark has a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a master’s degree in business administration from Fitchburg State University.
Dr. Juan Lebron is the medical director at Sea Pines Rehabilitation Hospital. He is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Lebron earned his medical degree from the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara in Mexico, and joined Sea Pines Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Encompass Health, upon completion of his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) at the State University of New York in Syracuse, N.Y. As a native of Humacao, Puerto Rico, Dr. Lebron is fluent in Spanish and has settled into the Brevard County lifestyle comfortably. He is happy to see patients in the only acute rehabilitation hospital setting in Brevard County, where he specializes in the rehabilitation of patients with conditions such as stroke, neurological disorders, hip fracture, traumatic brain injury and amputation. In addition, he has expanded into outpatient rehabilitation for continuum of care. Dr. Lebron is currently seeing patients in the inpatient setting at Sea Pines Rehabilitation Hospital and can be consulted at several acute hospitals for any PM&R needs.
Dr. Lebron is an independent private practice physician.
Director of Therapy Operations
Kersten has been a physical therapist for more than 13 years and has worked in inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, home health care and long term acute care both as a staff therapist and a director. She joined with Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth Sea Pines team in the fall of 2012. Kersten is a graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina with a master’s of science in rehabilitation sciences degree, and a doctor of physical therapy degree.
Chief Financial Officer
A 28-year Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth Sea Pines Rehabilitation Hospital veteran, Dana has nearly 20 years of healthcare experience. She is responsible for all accounting functions, including patient business services, accounts payable, payroll, purchasing, medical records and dietary. Dana is a 1996 graduate of Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, with a master’s degree in business administration specializing in hospital administration.
Director of Quality and Risk Management
Kerri joined Encompass Health Sea Pines in September 2016 and brings with her more than 15 years of experience as a registered nurse in the acute care setting. She earned her bachelor's degree in business management and went on to receive her bachelor’s degree in nursing in 2003 from Barry University. Kerri has served in multiple roles within the company. Prior to joining Encompass Health Sea Pines, Kerri worked in the acute care settings, both for-profit and not-for-profit hospitals in various leadership and operational roles and with a focus in infection prevention and education.
Director of Case Management
After obtaining her bachelor’s degree in therapeutic recreation from Illinois State University, Karen joined Encompass Health Sea Pines, formerly HealthSouth Sea Pines in 1996 as a recreational therapist. Karen continued her education and received her registered nursing degree from Eastern Florida State College. She is a Certified Case Manager with more than 13 years’ experience in case management.
Chief Nursing Officer
Agnes joined Encompass Health Sea Pines, formerly HealthSouth Sea Pines in April 2016 and brings with her more than 30 years of experience as a registered nurse. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Philippine Women’s University and her Master of Science degree in nursing healthcare administration and healthcare finance from Florida Atlantic University. Prior to joining Encompass Health Sea Pines, formerly HealthSouth Sea Pines, Agnes worked in acute care settings, both for-profit and not-for-profit, as well as in teaching hospitals in various executive and operational roles; most recently as regional patient experience manager for South Florida.
Program Director - Hip Fracture
Dr. Mahathy Katukuri is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She earned her medical degree from Siddhartha Medical College in India and moved to the United States in 2007, where she completed her internship at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio. She then completed her residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. Prior to joining Sea Pines Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Encompass Health, in March of 2015, Dr. Katukuri worked as an outpatient musculoskeletal physiatrist at Florida Sports and Spinal Rehabilitation. Her clinical interests include general physical rehabilitation, stroke, brain injury, neurological rehabilitation and electrodiagnostics, among others. She enjoys the Florida climate and the many outdoor activities it accommodates including swimming and spending time with her family. In addition to English, Dr. Katukuri is fluent in Hindi and Telugu.
Director of Human Resources
Nupur is a process and people-improvement-driven human resources professional with a master’s degree in industrial/organizational psychology from the Florida Institute of Technology. A SHRM Certified Professional, she possesses more than six years of core human resources experience in the areas of recruitment, national and international on/off-boarding, vendor management, skills development training, and policy drafting and interpretation. In her current role at Sea Pines Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Encompass Health her core functions include recruiting, onboarding, orientation, compliance reporting, training and development, policy communication and interpretation. Her areas of interest include diversity and inclusion, organizational development, training and development as well as human resources operations improvement.
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