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At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sewickley, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Serving Sewickley, Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas, we are a leading provider of inpatient rehabilitation for stroke, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis 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 brain injury rehabilitation.
Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in amputee rehabilitation.
Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in Parkinson's disease.
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 multiple sclerosis.
Last weekend our staff organized some fun for our patients with a bingo event. Patients used disposable bingo sheets with cheerios as markers. To maintain appropriate social distancing, patients participated from the doorway to their rooms.
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Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sewickley recognized as one of the top 10 percent of inpatient rehabilitation facilities in the United States We are proud to be named within the top 10 percent of 868 inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) that qualified to be ranked in the IRF database of Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR) for cases discharged between January 2019 and September 2019. “Our hospital works hard to ensure we provide our patients the very best in rehabilitative care. I am proud of our team for earning this recognition,” said Leah Laffey, CEO of Encompass Health Sewickley.
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Our hospital had some surprise visitors last weekend! Thank you to our own Herlinda Mixter and her family for volunteering their time to dress up as Easter bunnies and visit patients at their windows. Their visit brought many smiles to the faces of our patients and employees.
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Chief Executive Officer
Leah brings more than 25 years of healthcare management experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sewickley, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Sewickley, including experience in acute care hospitals, acute inpatient rehabilitation, long-term acute care and hospital operations in Pittsburgh and New Castle. She has held a number of progressively responsible management positions including chief nurse, vice president, chief operating officer and chief executive officer. Leah is actively engaged in a number of professional organizations, community initiatives and government relations activities that positively impact the delivery of rehabilitation services to patients and families. She has contributed to articles that have been published and is often recognized for her community involvement throughout southwestern Pennsylvania. Leah received her doctorate degree in 2010. She is committed to seeing that patients who receive rehabilitation care receive the best outcome.
Dr. Mustovic has practiced in Pittsburgh as a physiatrist, a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) since 1990. She brings more than 25 years of rehabilitation experience to her role as medical director. Dr. Mustovic graduated summa cum laude from Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania; and completed her medical degree at The University of Rochester in Rochester, New York. She completed her internship and residency in PM&R at the University of Pittsburgh and joined the group practice, Medical Rehabilitation Inc., upon finishing her residency. She has served as associate program director of the St. Francis and University of Pittsburgh Residency programs in PM&R, vice chairperson of the Mercy Hospital Department of Rehabilitation as well as medical director of the rehabilitation program at Mercy Providence Hospital. She enjoys teaching resident physicians as a way of promoting and developing the field of rehabilitation.
* The hospital provides access to independent physicians.
Director of Therapy
Scott leads the team of inpatient and outpatient physical therapists at Encompass Health Sewickley, formerly HealthSouth Sewickley. A graduate of D’Youville College with a master’s degree in physical therapy, Scott has been with Encompass Health in the Pittsburgh region for more than 14 years. Scott teaches and guest lectures across a variety of universities including: The University of Pittsburgh; Chatham College; and Duquesne, Slippery Rock and Saint Frances Universities. He has been published in a variety of professional magazines and was named as Encompass Health’s Clinician of the Year in 2003, selected among HealthSouth’s nationwide network of clinicians. Scott is currently working towards his doctorate at the University of Pittsburgh in the field of rehabilitation science with a focus on robotic interventions for the treatment of persons after a stroke.
Director of Human Resources
Melissa joined Encompass Health Sewickley, formerly HealthSouth Sewickley in late 2011, bringing more than 13 years of human resources experience in the healthcare industry. She is a graduate of Cheyney University, located outside of Philadelphia, and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in management. She obtained her master’s degree in human resources administration from LaRoche College, located in the north hills of Pittsburgh. Melissa is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and volunteers with community projects and other business organizations. She is committed to her staff and management team.
Business Development Director
Lisa Hopkins, OTR/L, is the director of marketing operations for Encompass Health Sewickley, formerly HealthSouth Sewickley. She started her career as an occupational therapist after graduating from the University of Pittsburgh in 1994. Since then, she’s held a variety of leadership roles both in occupational therapy, as well as marketing. Immediately prior to joining as Encompass Health Sewickley’s DMO, Lisa was a part of the hospital’s joint marketing team with Encompass Health Harmarville, serving as a marketing liaison covering the Sewickley geographical territory and prior as a rehab liaison covering the South Hills. Prior to joining Encompass Health Sewickley, she served as the manager of occupational therapy for the Western Pennsylvania Hospital. Other roles she has held include the co-director for the Encompass Health Harmarville 5K Determination Dash, Chair of the Pittsburgh Fieldwork Council and member of both the American Occupational Therapy Association and the Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association. She currently serves as chairperson for the North/West Chapter of the MASH (Marketing Admissions Supporting Healthcare) Networking group.
Director of Case Management
Tracy is a certified case manager bringing 25 years of case management experience to the director of case management role. She has a bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation counseling, and a certification as a Disability Management Specialist, initially working in the insurance field assisting people with disabilities in returning to the work force. Tracy began her case management role with Encompass Health Sewickley in 1993, and enjoys educating patients and families on community resources while coordinating home services for continuity of care and successful return to the community.
Chief Nursing Officer
Melissa is our chief nursing officer. Prior to joining Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, Melissa served as the vice president of patient care and chief nursing officer in the Dignity Health System in California. Before that, Melissa was the vice president of nursing and chief nursing officer in the UPMC Health System at UPMC Horizon for eight years with administrative responsibility over their inpatient rehab unit. She also served as the emergency director at UPMC St. Margaret’s. Melissa is a surveyor for the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Pathway to Excellence, where she credentials Magnet programs in hospitals. As part of this program, Melissa has demonstrated success in helping hospitals maximize both the patient experience and employee engagement. Melissa is a nurse practitioner and holds a doctorate in nursing.
Director of Quality/Programs
Michelle is the quality director/ program director for Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sewickley, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Sewickley with more than 20 years of experience in occupational therapy and healthcare. In addition to her work maintaining quality outcomes in patient care, she serves as the program director for the hospital’s Disease Specific Care Programs with the Joint Commission. Michelle earned her bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and her doctorate degree in occupational therapy from Chatham University in Pittsburgh. She is a licensed occupational therapist and is certified as a brain injury specialist (CBIS) with the Academy of Brain Injury Specialists and a certified neuro-developmental treatment therapist with the Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association (NDTA). Michelle’s work has been recognized by the Pennsylvania Association of Rehabilitation Facilities (PARF Leadership Award 2011), HealthSouth Corporation Therapy Leader of the Year (2012), The Hospital Association of Pennsylvania (Achievement Award 2013), and Duquesne University Leadership Award (2013).
Dan is a Certified Public Accountant with more than 30 years of financial management experience in the healthcare industry. Dan worked for seven years in public accounting serving a broad spectrum of healthcare clients. His progressive experience in the private health care sector covers a wide variety of financial and administrative positions including seven years as a chief financial officer. Dan became a member of the HealthSouth team in 2011. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and an Advanced Member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
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