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.
Encompass Health is a national sponsor of Together to End Stroke
This hospital has
Joint Commission Accreditation
At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Tinton Falls, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Serving Monmouth County and the New Jersey shore, we are a leading provider of inpatient rehabilitation for stroke, brain injury and other complex neurological and orthopedic conditions.
Setting the standard in post-acute care, our hospital holds Joint Commission disease-specific certifications in stroke rehabilitation, brain injury rehabilitation, Parkinson’s disease rehabilitation, hip fracture rehabilitation, cardiac rehabilitation and pulmonary rehabilitation.
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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No pets allowed
Student observation hours
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 pulmonary rehabilitation.
Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in cardiac 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 hip fracture rehabilitation.
Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in Parkinson's disease.
Our staff was excited to celebrate receiving the COVID-19 vaccines! We're happy for the opportunity to keep our employees and our patients safe through this preventative measure.
- Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Tinton Falls
Steve Barlotta is a New Jersey musician who plays saxophone in his longtime group. After battling COVID-19 for 37 days, Steve was discharged to Encompass Health Tinton Falls to begin rehabilitation to regain strength. Steve had two main goals for rehabilitation: to play again and be strong enough to walk out unassisted. During his stay, he also was an active participant in the Encompass Health virtual COVID-19 support group, providing key insights to other patients. Almost three months after contracting COVID-19, Steve completed his first goal—he played the saxophone again, his therapy team as his audience. Soon after, he achieved his other goal of walking out of rehabilitation into the arms of his family he had not seen in months. We are so proud of the progress Steve has made and hope he can bring his musical talent to crowds again soon.
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Chief Executive Officer
Beth Lynch is the CEO at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Tinton Falls, a Joint Venture with Monmouth Medical Center, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Tinton Falls. She received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science in communication disorders from Eastern Washington University. Beth joined the HealthSouth team in 2003 as a speech language pathologist at HealthSouth Valley of the Sun in Arizona. She has experience in program development, marketing and leadership following her tenure as the director of therapy operations at Encompass Health of The Woodlands. Beth utilizes her skills in operational management and prioritizes patient-focused care to deliver exceptional patient experiences and functional outcomes.
Dr. Carol Sonatore, a board-certified physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation, serves as medical director of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Tinton Falls as of October 2020. After graduating New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1997, she completed her internship at Long Beach Medical Center in New York. Thereafter, Dr. Sonatore completed residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation followed by fellowship in cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Sonatore’s leadership roles included medical director of the acute rehabilitation unit and chair of the department of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Princeton Medical Center. She subsequently served as the medical director of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Toms River from August 2012 through December 2017. After working as a medical director for Horizon NJ Health from January 2018 until October 2020, Dr. Sonatore re-joined the Encompass Health family at Tinton Falls.
Dr. Sonatore is an independent private practice physician.
Jim joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth in August 2018 with over 20 years of financial experience in the healthcare industry. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Seton Hall University and a master’s degree in finance from Monmouth University. Prior to joining Encompass Health, Jim has served in various financial managerial roles at Atlantic Health, Monmouth Medical Center and Mountainside Hospital. His experience in healthcare includes both acute care hospitals and physician practices.
Director of Case Management
Ari brings more than 25 years of healthcare expertise to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Tinton Falls. She graduated from Rutgers University with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a master's degree in social work with a concentration in administration, policy and planning. She also received a master’s degree in business administration with honors from Keller Graduate School of Management with a concentration in project management. Ari holds an accredited case manager (ACM) credential.
Chief Nursing Officer
Maria Clohosey has spent her entire career in the acute care rehabilitation industry. Maria has been a nurse for 30 years, and spent 25 years being in a nursing leadership role. Additionally, Maria has extensive experience with traumatic brain injury patients as she was a staff nurse for five years on a brain trauma unit. She graduated from Seton Hall University with her bachelor's and master's degrees in nursing.
Director of Therapy
James leads Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Tinton Falls inpatient therapy services. James has been a member of the team at Tinton Falls since 2011, when he joined the therapy department as a staff physical therapist. He ascended through the various levels of therapy leadership before assuming the role of director of therapy operations in 2019. James’ clinical expertise lies in the realms of cardiac rehabilitation, neurologic rehabilitation, wound care, and rehabilitation of the geriatric population. The American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties of the American Physical Therapy Association named James a board-certified clinical specialist in geriatric physical therapy in 2017. James has also earned specialty certification in wound care from the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy and is a certified exercise expert for aging adults through the APTA Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy. James graduated from the University of Miami with a doctorate degree in physical therapy in 2011 and a bachelor's degree of health science in 2007.
Director of Plant Operations
Keith joined Encompass Health Tinton Falls, formerly HealthSouth Tinton Falls in the spring of 2017 with more than 20 years of experience in project management and safety compliance in healthcare. He began his career in long term care working as a supervisor of housekeeping while in college. During this time, Keith continually grew in his role as he furthered his education and worked his way up to a director position. His healthcare experience includes skilled nursing, assisted living and independent living. Keith obtained his bachelor’s degree in business management from New Jersey City State University.
Business Development Director
Doug has extensive business development experience where he has most recently served as regional director of sales and marketing for Preferred Care Partners Management Group. In addition, he secured Accountable Care Organization preferred provider status for multiple skilled nursing facilities. Doug’s healthcare experience covers a broad spectrum including ambulance services, independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing facilities. He received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Monmouth University and is a Mesa, Arizona, leadership graduate.
Director of Pharmacy
Reeya oversees the inpatient pharmacy services at Encompass Health Tinton Falls, formerly HealthSouth Tinton Falls. She received her Doctorate of Pharmacy from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, and started her career with the Encompass Health network as a pharmacy intern in Virginia in 2007. In 2009, she joined the team at Encompass Health Tinton Falls. She takes pride in the extensive pharmacy involvement with patients, physicians and nurses in an acute rehabilitation setting. In addition, she is committed to improve medication management , increase awareness of appropriate use of antimicrobials and promote safe use of medications.
Director of Human Resources
Lori Skowrenski brings 26 years of experience in human resources with more than 10 years as a human resources director. She completed a master’s degree in business management, a PHR designation and her undergraduate degree in business. Lori has worked for various companies to gain her expertise and wealth of information from companies such as Prudential, Credit Union of New Jersey and Navicore, and has also worked in HR consulting. Lori has been with Encompass Health Tinton Falls, formerly HealthSouth Tinton Falls as director of human resources since March 2017. She brings value to the hospital’s staffing, onboarding, coaching, development and employee engagement processes.
Director of Quality
Deanna began her career with Encompass Health Tinton Falls, formerly HealthSouth Tinton Falls, as a physical therapy student in 2012. Throughout her career with Encompass Health she has served as a physical therapist, the center coordinator for clinical education for physical therapy students, and as a senior physical therapist before training in quality and risk management in early 2019. Due to her passion for treating those with neurological disorders, Deanna developed the hospital’s Parkinson’s Disease Rehabilitation Program in 2015, which earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in 2016. Deanna earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University and her Bachelor of Science in exercise science from Immaculata University. She has been designated a neurologic clinical specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.
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