Superior amenities at our hospitals

Televisions
Telephones
Free WiFi
Courtyard
80 Beds
Nonsmoking
Pet friendly
Interpreter services
Cafeteria
Day room
Tours available
Support groups

We proudly display our Gold Seal of Approval™

Stroke Rehabilitation

Our stroke rehabilitation program has earned Disease-Specific Care Certification from The Joint Commission.

Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Our brain injury rehabilitation program has earned Disease-Specific Care Certification from The Joint Commission.

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Leadership and staff

Michael Kissner
MICHAEL KISSNER

CEO

Mike joined the Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth team in May 2014 and brings twenty-five years of executive healthcare experience to the Treasure Coast.

Mike joined the Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth team in May 2014 and brings twenty-five years of executive healthcare experience to the Treasure Coast. He graduated from Florida State University receiving his degree in business administration and then earned a master’s of business administration through Florida Institute of Technology. Having held executive level positions in physician practice management, disease management, hospitalist, and acute care hospital systems, Mike brings a broad knowledge and a unique perspective of health care delivery systems. Mike also has familiarity with and appreciation for Vero Beach and Indian River County where he and his wife, Norma lived and raised two sons, Michael and Matt.

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Jimmy Lockhart
JIMMY LOCKHART, M.D.

Medical Director

Dr. Jimmy Lockhart is the chief medical officer and medical director at Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth Treasure Coast Rehabilitation Hospital.

Dr. Jimmy Lockhart is the chief medical officer and medical director at Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth Treasure Coast Rehabilitation Hospital. A graduate of Meharry Medical College, Dr. Lockhart completed his physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at Louisiana State University in New Orleans. He is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

* The hospital provides access to independent physicians.

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Suzie Aldrich
SUSAN ALDRICH

Director of Therapy Operations

Susie is the director of therapy operations at Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth Treasure Coast Rehabilitation Hospital.

Susie is the director of therapy operations at Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth Treasure Coast Rehabilitation Hospital. An experienced clinician and manager, she has inpatient, outpatient and rehabilitation training from Lutheran General Hospital and Marianjoy Rehabilitation Center. Susie is NDT certified and specializes in rehabilitation. Her passion is education and her teaching experience includes seminars on Stroke Management, Gait Dysfunction and Neuro Rehabilitation. Susie graduated from Northwestern University in Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy.

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Maureen Brami
MAUREEN BRAMI

Chief Nursing Officer

Maureen is the chief nursing officer at Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth Treasure Coast.

Maureen is the chief nursing officer at Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth Treasure Coast. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Texas, Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas and her Masters in Business Administration from Texas Woman’s University in Houston, Texas. Her nursing background is in critical care with certification as a critical care nurse. Maureen has worked in acute care at both for-profit and not-for-profit facilities. She has been in a leadership role for the past 15 years and thoroughly enjoys teambuilding, teaching and ensuring our patients are safe and have the best patient experience we can offer.

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Kevin Hardy
KEVIN HARDY

Chief Financial Officer

Kevin serves as the chief financial officer for Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth Treasure Coast Rehabilitation Hospital.

Kevin serves as the chief financial officer for Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth Treasure Coast Rehabilitation Hospital. He has more than 23 years of progressive financial and administrative experience ranging from large, for-profit medical-surgical and specialty hospitals, to both large and small nonprofit community health systems where he was responsible for all the financial reporting, regulatory reporting, and facility operational management reporting and control. While at Encompass Health Treasure Coast, Kevin has held the positions of controller, regional controller and, briefly, was responsible for the operational duties as interim administrator. He graduated from the University of Central Florida with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

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Alastair Kennedy
ALASTAIR KENNEDY, M.D.

Medical Staff, President

Dr. Kennedy received his medical degree from the University of Glasgow in Scotland.

Dr. Kennedy received his medical degree from the University of Glasgow in Scotland. He has been a senior guest lecturer at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa and a research professor at the State University of Buffalo in New York. Dr. Kennedy is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a fellow of the Royal Academy of Physicians. He is credentialed in internal medicine, rheumatology and rehabilitation. He has been elected the president of the medical staff since the hospital opened. With a focus on education, Dr. Kennedy is active as a community advisor to the new FSU medical school extension in Indian River County and guests lectures at the University of South Florida Medical School.

Dr. Alastair Kennedy is an independent private practice physician whose office is located at the hospital.

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Pam McDonald
PAM MCDONALD

Area Director of Business Development

Pam serves as an area director of business development overseeing all aspects of marketing and admission operations.
Pam serves as an area director of business development overseeing all aspects of marketing and admission operations. She has worked for Encompass Health for 11 years. Prior to joining the Vero Beach team, she spent five years as the director of marketing in Ocala receiving Encompass Health’s marketing team of the year award for the southeast region in 2015. Pam also worked five years as a senior rehabilitation nurse liaison in Brooksville, Fla. and served as the area director of marketing operations in Tennessee and Virginia where she also received marketing team of the year recognition in 2017. She received employee of the quarter from Encompass Health Spring Hill where she also established and maintained a stroke support group of more than 30 members. She has more than 21 years’ experience in sales and marketing and 13 years of experience in nursing.
 
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Karrie Mutterback
KARRIE MUTTERBACK

Director of Case Management

Karrie has been employed at Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth Southern Hills since May 2011.

Karrie has been employed at Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth Southern Hills since May 2011. She has more than 14 years of case management experience, with focus in the areas of discharge planning, utilization review, ethics, and patient advocacy. After obtaining her bachelor’s degree in psychology at Greensboro College, she began her career in the social work field. Karrie is a licensed social worker in the state of West Virginia.

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Mary Jean Palmer
MARY-JEAN PALMER, RN, MS, HACP, CPHQ, LHRM

Quality Risk Management Director

Mary-Jean's nursing career started in psychiatric nursing at Ellis Hospital.

Mary-Jean grew up on a dairy farm in Cooperstown, NY. She attended Cooperstown Central School and completed her RN training at Ellis Hospital School of Nursing. She received her bachelor degree from Russell Sage College in Troy, NY and a master's degree from Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz.

Mary-Jean's nursing career started in psychiatric nursing at Ellis Hospital. After moving to Arizona, she was employed as a corporate nurse before joining Good Samaritan Medical Center in outpatient, acute hemodialysis, renal/transplant. She has also served as the Director of Quality Management for Kindred Hospital in Ontario, Calif.

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Linda Rinehart
LINDA RINEHART

Human Resource Director

Linda Rinehart is the human resources director of Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth Treasure Coast Rehabilitation Hospital.

Linda Rinehart is the human resources director of Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth Treasure Coast Rehabilitation Hospital. Linda brings over 30 years of experience in executive level human resource management. Her recent experience includes eight years of experience in a regional human resources position. She also has experience with other industries including a healthcare not-for-profit and various positions for a Fortune 500 Insurance Company. Linda attended Queens College, where she obtained her B.S. in business administration.

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