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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.

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Leadership and Staff

Dale Neely
DALE NEELY

Chief Executive Officer

Dale began his healthcare career in 1998 as a physical therapist with Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth in Florence, Alabama.

Dale began his healthcare career in 1998 as a physical therapist with Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth in Florence, Alabama. After receiving his Master of Business Administration (MBA), he went to work for Hospital Corporation of America as an associate administrator and advanced to chief operating officer at HCA facilities in Georgia and Florida. He joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Tallahassee in December of 2012. A Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, Dale received a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Tennessee and a MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.

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Dr. Robert Rowland
ROBERT ROWLAND, M.D.

Medical Director

Dr. Rowland of Southern Medical Group, P.A., graduated cum laude from Duke University before receiving a Master of Science in Chemistry from Florida State University.

Dr. Rowland of Southern Medical Group, P.A., graduated cum laude from Duke University before receiving a Master of Science in Chemistry from Florida State University. He completed medical school and an internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He is board certified in internal medicine, a member of the American College of Physicians, and is active in the Capital Medical Society of Tallahassee.

Robert Rowland, M.D. is an independent private practice physician whose office is located at the hospital.

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Carol Bugayong
CAROL BUGAYONG

Director of Human Resources

Carol has more than 10 years of experience in human resources management.

Carol has more than 10 years of experience in human resources management. She brings a vast knowledge in human resources through an extensive career in the field. Carol began her career with The Target Company and continued with Bank of America, The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated and Amedisys Home Health. She joined HealthSouth in 2012 and oversees all areas of human resources including recruitment and retention, regulatory compliance, compensation, benefits, employee relations, performance management, and training.

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Lisa Hamilton
Lisa Hamilton

Director of Case Management

Lisa has served as the director of case management for Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Tallahassee since February of 2019.

Lisa has served as the director of case management for Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Tallahassee since February of 2019. She began her career in healthcare in 1995 after completing her bachelor’s degree in social science at Florida State University in 1993. Then, she went on to achieve an associate degree in nursing from Tallahassee Community College in 1995. The first eight years of Lisa’s nursing career were in the role of home health field registered nurse; and in 2003, she began working in the capacity of liaison/patient care coordinator for home health and home infusion companies in Tallahassee. In January of 2017, Lisa moved into the care transition coordinator role for Encompass Health Home Health Tallahassee then transferred into the role of branch director before moving into her current role.

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Chuck Harris
CHUCK HARRIS

Business Development Director

Chuck joined Encompass Health Tallahassee, formerly HealthSouth Tallahassee in 2016 as director of marketing operations and brings more than 20 years’ experience.

Chuck joined Encompass Health Tallahassee, formerly HealthSouth Tallahassee in 2016 as director of marketing operations and brings more than 20 years’ experience of healthcare marketing and sales to his role. He began his healthcare career at Pfizer Pharmaceuticals in 1996 as a pharmaceutical representative then in 2008 he joined American Health Imaging as a marketing director. Born and raised in Tallahassee, Chuck earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Florida State University

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Jennifer Spooner
JENNIFER SPOONER

Controller

Jennifer brings 20 years of accounting and finance experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Tallahassee, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Tallahassee.

Jennifer brings 20 years of accounting and finance experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Tallahassee, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Tallahassee. In addition to Encompass Health, her background in healthcare includes working with Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare as well as serving as the controller for Southeastern Urological Center, P.A. She is responsible for all accounting functions including patient business services, accounts payable, payroll and purchasing. Born and raised in Tallahassee, Jennifer earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Florida State University.

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Elizabeth Squires
ELIZABETH SQUIRES CRRN, BSN

Chief Nursing Officer

Elizabeth brings fifteen years of nursing and leadership experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Tallahassee, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Tallahassee.

Elizabeth brings fifteen years of nursing and leadership experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Tallahassee, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Tallahassee. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Florida State University in 2001. Elizabeth came to Encompass Health in 2013 as a nursing supervisor before accepting the position of chief nursing officer. She is a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse, a certification that demonstrates knowledge, experience and commitment to excellence in comprehensive care for people with physical disabilities and chronic illnesses in all specialties and settings of rehabilitation.

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Todd Steffy
TODD STEFFY

Director of Plant Operations

Todd graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry.

Todd graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. He served in the Navy Nuclear Power program for eight years and earned a Master of Science in Management from Troy State University. He comes to HealthSouth with a diverse background in the operations and maintenance of a variety of mechanical and electrical systems.

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Val Sullivan
VALERIE SULLIVAN, PT, MS, CWS

Director of Quality and Risk Management

Val is a Licensed Healthcare Risk Manager and a Certified Wound Specialist.

Val is a Licensed Healthcare Risk Manager and a Certified Wound Specialist. She has been a clinician and educator in wound management for the past 20 years. She was formerly the clinical manager of advanced wound care services and hyperbaric medicine at Capital Regional Medical Center. Val also participates in many philanthropic endeavors including serving on the board of directors for the Save a Leg, Save a Life Foundation. Val earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from Slippery Rock University, a Master of Science in Movement Science Education from Florida State University and a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Florida A&M University.

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Sara Visnovske
SARA VISNOVSKE, OT, CHT

Director of Therapy Operations

Sara, the director of therapy operations at Encompass Health Tallahassee, formerly HealthSouth Tallahassee, has been practicing in the field of occupational therapy for more than 25 years.

Sara, the director of therapy operations at Encompass Health Tallahassee, formerly HealthSouth Tallahassee, has been practicing in the field of occupational therapy for more than 25 years. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a bachelor’s degree in health sciences and has worked in a variety of healthcare settings all over the country. After completing a post-graduate fellowship in hand therapy, she became a Certified Hand Therapist. She has been employed by HealthSouth for nearly a decade; and before assuming her current role, she served as a staff therapist and occupational therapy team lead.

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