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Welcome to our hospital

At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Shelby County, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Located in Pelham and serving the greater Birmingham area, we are an inpatient rehabilitation hospital that provides inpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech language pathology for stroke 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

34 Private rooms

Televisions

Telephones

Nonsmoking

Free WiFi

Interpreter services

Courtyard

Pet friendly

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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.

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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.

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.

  • Driveway patient accessible entrance leading to sliding front doors.
  • Sliding doors with magazine racks and luggage carts.
  • Sliding doors leading to reception desk and hallway.
  • Patient seating available by entrance doors.
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  • Nurses station with hallways leading to other areas of the hospital.
  • Partitioned areas for employees to work.
  • Doorway leading to day room.
  • Dayroom with multiple tables and chairs for dining or playing games.
  • Countertop area with sink and cabinets.
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  • Tables and chairs for dining.
  • Television and artwork on walls.
  • Vending machines for drinks and snacks.
  • Hot and cold buffet style food bars.
  • Fountain drink and hot drink machines available in cafeteria.
  • Station with plasticware, straws and napkins.
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  • Therapy room with various equipment and technology such as parallel bars.
  • Therapy beds line walls for individual therapy sessions.
  • Windows lining wall.
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  • Courtyard surrounded by outside of hospital and trees.
  • Staircase with railing.
  • View of lawn and parking lot.
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  • Single patient bed with nightstand and large window.
  • Sink and mirror beside bed.
  • Wardrobe for personal items as well as desktop, chair and TV.
  • Door leading to bathroom.
  • Doorway leading to hall.

Hospital happenings

Employees of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Shelby County raising awareness during National Rehabilitation Awareness Week. This year’s theme was Discover the Possibilities.

- Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Shelby County

Leadership at our hospital

Meet the leadership and staff at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Shelby County

Nathan Ford
NATHAN FORD

CEO

Nathan began his career with Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, in 2012.
Nathan has served as chief executive officer of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Shelby County since October 2019. Nathan first joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, in 2012 as a registered nurse. Nathan has held various leadership positions within Encompass Health, including associate administrator of Encompass Health in Chattanooga, Tenn. and chief nursing officer of Encompass Health in Phenix City, Ala.. Nathan received his associate’s degree in nursing from Chattahoochee Valley Community College and he received his Bachelor of Science in nursing as well as his Master of Science in nursing from Chamberlain College of Nursing. He is a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse and a member of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses. 
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James Taylor
Dr. James Taylor

Medical Director

Dr. Taylor serves as medical director for Encompass Health Shelby County, which opened on April 11, 2018.

Dr. Taylor serves as medical director for Encompass Health Shelby County, which opened on April 11, 2018. He was born in Dothan, Alabama, graduated from Dothan High School, and received his bachelor’s degree from Columbia University as well as his Doctorate degree from Columbia University College of Physician and Surgeons in New York. He completed his internship and first year of residency at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in internal medicine. Following a two-year stent in the Air Force, he completed his residency as well as a fellowship in Cardiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Taylor is Board Certified in cardiovascular disease as well as internal medicine and holds memberships with the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. He spent over 21 years at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine in the department of medicine, division of cardiology as an instructor, assistant professor and professor. After leaving UAB in 2013, he joined the Alabama Cardiovascular Group now located at the Grandview Hospital Complex. In addition to working with the Alabama Cardiovascular Group, in 2018 he began completing consultative work at the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Lakeshore and now Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Shelby County.

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Rebecca Clark
Rebecca Clark

Business Development Director

Rebecca joined Encompass Health in 2016 as a rehabilitation liaison at Lakeshore Rehab prior to being named business development director at Encompass Health of Shelby County in 2019.
Rebecca joined Encompass Health in 2016 as a rehabilitation liaison at Lakeshore Rehab prior to being named business development director at Encompass Health of Shelby County in 2019. Rebecca is a registered nurse and brings with her more than 25 years of leadership and clinical experience. Prior to joining Encompass Health, she was area vice president for Amedisys and was responsible for 7 locations in Alabama. Rebecca received her nursing degree from the University of West Alabama and has held her RN license since 1995.
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Stephanie Cocherell
Stephanie Cocherell

Director of Pharmacy

Stephanie began her career with Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth in 2016.
Stephanie began her career with Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth in 2016. She has served in the role of director of pharmacy since February of 2020. She has over 12 years of pharmacy experience, starting as pharmacy technician before earning her bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences and her Doctorate of Pharmacy from Auburn University. She has practiced for 5 years as a licensed pharmacist with 4 of those in a hospital setting.
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Maura Donnan
Maura Donnan

Human Resources Director

Maura joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Shelby County in 2020.

Maura joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Shelby County in 2020. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of North Alabama. She has more than 15 years of human resources experience in the health care environment. Maura currently holds her professional human resources (PHR) and SHRM-CP (Society of Human Resources- Certified Professional) certification.

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Shannon Haywood
Shannon Haywood, OT

Director of Therapy Operations

Shannon graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree and a certificate in occupational therapy.
Shannon graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree and a certificate in occupational therapy. She has over 29 years of experience in adult rehabilitation and has completed NEURO-IFRAH certification for the treatment and management of adults with hemiplegia from a stroke or brain injury. Shannon joined Encompass Health Lakeshore, formerly HealthSouth, in 1998. She held staff and leadership positions as senior occupational therapist and therapy manager before transitioning to Encompass Health Shelby County in April 2020 as DTO.
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Sumer Herald
Sumer Herald

Director of Case Management

Sumer has been employed a Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, since 2014 and was named director of case management in 2018.
Sumer has been employed a Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, since 2014 and was named director of case management in 2018. She brings more than six years of clinical social work experience to Encompass Health of Shelby County. Sumer is a certified case manager and earned her master’s degree in social work at the University of Alabama.
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Danny Ivicsics
Daniel Ivicsics

Director of Facilities

Danny began his career in residential maintenance and facilities in 1990.

Danny began his career in residential maintenance and facilities in 1990. In 2009, Danny joined Encompass Health as a maintenance mechanic at the Rehab Institute of St. Louis. Danny served as a maintenance supervisor prior to his transition to the Shelby County location in 2020.

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Carolyn Snowden
Carol Snowden, RN

Director of Quality & Risk Management

Carol brings more than 10 years of healthcare quality expertise to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Shelby County.
Carol brings more than 10 years of healthcare quality expertise to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Shelby County. She has over 20 years of nursing experience and has a passion for patient safety and quality patient care.
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