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Welcome to our hospital

At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Spring Hill, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Located in Brooksville, we are a leading provider of inpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech language pathology for stroke, brain injury, spinal cord 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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What to expect

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Superior amenities at our hospitals

80 Beds

Televisions

Telephones

Free WiFi

Courtyard

Interpreter services

Spanish translators available

Tours available

Support groups

Volunteers

Student observation hours

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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.

Stroke Rehabilitation

Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in stroke rehabilitation.

Hip Fracture Rehabilitation

Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in hip fracture rehabilitation.

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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. The room links below our virtual tour leave this website and go directly to Google maps to walk through the hospital.

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.

L0 - Lobby
  • Lobby/Foyer of hospital accessed through main hospital entrance.
  • Main desk in lobby entrance for receptionist and admitting area.
  • Chairs for patients and visitors to use.
  • Two hallways leading from main lobby to other hospital areas.
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  • Outdoor area for rest and relaxation with multiple tables and chairs/benches.
  • Walking track with small stairs for building patient endurance.
  • Gazebo for patients and visitors to rest and relax together.
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  • Activities of daily living suite is a recreated bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom area to simulate activities of daily life for patients to practice before they return home.
  • Bedroom has small table and chairs, bed, nightstand, and small desk and chair.
  • Kitchen has standard kitchen appliances and sink.
  • Bathroom has a shower, sink, and toilet.
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  • Multiple tables and chairs for patients and visitors to eat together or watch television.
  • Vending machines for drinks and snacks available for purchase.
  • Buffet style food area with menu, utensils, and condiments to choose.
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  • Exterior view of hospital building’s sign from the street or parking lot.
  • Exterior view of hospital building’s front entrance.
  • Patient parking or guest parking.
  • Parking lot for patients and visitors adjacent to hospital building.

Hospital happenings

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- Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Spring Hill

Leadership and staff

Jeff Alexander
JEFF ALEXANDER

Chief Executive Officer

Jeff was named chief executive officer of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Spring Hill, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Spring Hill in April 2017.

Jeff was named chief executive officer of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Spring Hill, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Spring Hill in April 2017. Prior to joining Encompass Health Spring Hill, he served as the CEO of a 34-bed long term acute care hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. Jeff achieved a bachelor’s degree in communications from University of Illinois at Springfield and a master’s degree in business administration from Benedictine University.

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Dr. Michael Ahuja
MICHAEL AHUJA

Medical Director

Dr. Michael Ahuja is board certified in physical medicine & rehabilitation, and is a member of American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Dr. Michael Ahuja joined as medical director in November 2017. He is board certified in physical medicine & rehabilitation, and is a member of American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He completed his medical doctorate residency training at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, Mo. Prior to medical school, he completed his MBA in healthcare management from Davenport University in Michigan. Dr. Ahuja has a special focus to improve performance indicators and quality metrics among patients with stroke and brain injury. He strives to make patient care an individualized experience. Prior to his position as medical director, he worked at Halifax Health/Brooks in Daytona Beach.  When not working Dr. Ahuja enjoys traveling and spending time with his family.

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Michelle Anthony
MICHELLE ANTHONY

Chief Nursing Officer

Michelle has been a registered nurse for nearly 30 years and has been working in acute physical rehabilitation for the past 23 years.

Michelle has been the director of nursing for Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth for 10 years. She has been a registered nurse for nearly 30 years and has been working in acute physical rehabilitation for the past 23 years. She has held various nursing leadership positions throughout her time in rehabilitation. Michelle has worked in a variety of clinical settings including critical care, medical surgical and rehabilitation nursing. Michelle graduated from the Pottsville Hospital School of Nursing in Pennsylvania and is currently working on completing her bachelor’s degree in nursing through Old Dominion University.

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Andrew Bedard
ANDREW BEDARD

Director of Therapy Operations

Andrew has been employed by Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth since 1997 and has been a director of therapy operations since 2003.

Andrew has been employed by HealthSouth since 1997 and has been a director of therapy operations since 2003. He assisted with the start up of both Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Panama City, Florida, and Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Spring Hill. Andrew graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy. Andrew has more than 15 years of healthcare experience.

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Chris Ballish
CHRIS BALLISH

Business Development Director

Chris brings more than 20 years of healthcare management and business development expertise to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Spring Hill, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Spring Hill.

Chris brings more than 20 years of healthcare management and business development expertise to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Spring Hill, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Spring Hill. He graduated with degrees in cardiopulmonary sciences and healthcare management. Chris has extensive experience in acute and post-acute care. His team completes clinical evaluations, provides marketing support, public relations and inpatient rehabilitation education to a wide geographic service area.

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Jack Hartley
JACK HARTLEY

Director of Plant Operations

Originally from Pennsylvania, Jack brings more than 24 years of healthcare-based plant operations experience with 15 years in a management role.

Originally from Pennsylvania, Jack brings more than 24 years of healthcare-based plant operations experience with 15 years in a management role. He assisted in opening the hospital in 2003. Jack graduated from CHI Institute in 1992 with his diploma in HVAC technology.He holds his Certified Healthcare Engineer Certification from Florida Healthcare Engineers Associations and his Florida State Security Officers license.

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Kimberly Lunt
KIMBERLY LUNT

Controller

Kimberly is a certified public accountant with nearly 15 years of accounting and finance experience.

Kimberly is a certified public accountant with nearly 15 years of accounting and finance experience. She joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth in 2010. Prior to that, she was an assistant vice president with a real estate finance company with an emphasis on financial projections and reporting. She graduated from the University of Florida with a master’s degree in accounting.

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Amy Plunkett
AMY PLUNKETT

Director of Quality/Risk

Amy brings more than 20 years of diverse healthcare experience to the Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, Spring Hill team.

Amy brings more than 20 years of diverse healthcare experience in clinical staffing and scheduling, education, quality management and both practical and registered nursing to the Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, Spring Hill. She is dedicated to a culture of excellence, professionalism and quality outcomes through collaborative practice with patient and family centered care.

Amy previously worked at Encompass Health a nursing scheduler from 2003 to 2005 before leaving to pursue other interests and become a licensed practical nurse. She returned in 2014 as the quality and risk coordinator before being promoted to the director of risk and quality management in May 2018. Amy graduated from Pasco-Hernando State College with an Associate in Science in registered nursing and plans to pursue her bachelor’s degree in nursing.

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Mary Salamanca
Mary Salamanca

Director of Human Resources

Mary brings more than 10 years of prior human resources experience to the Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth team.

Mary brings more than 10 years of prior human resources experience to the Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth team. Mary’s experience includes multi-unit human resources management with a focus on organizational development. In 2002, she graduated from the University of Central Florida with a master's degree in management, specializing in human resources and change management.

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Michael Vargas
MICHAEL VARGAS

Director of Case Management

Michael holds a certification in case management from the CCMC®, and has a background in intensive case management with special focus on dual diagnosis populations.

Michael brings more than 10 years of case management experience to the Encompass Health Spring Hill, formerly HealthSouth Spring Hill team. He holds a certification in case management from the CCMC®, and has a background in intensive case management with special focus on dual diagnosis populations. Michael joined HealthSouth in 2007, and holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Hawaii Pacific University, and a dual master's Degree in mental health & rehabilitation counseling from the University of South Florida. 

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