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Welcome to our hospital

At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Tustin, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Located in Tustin, we serve the surrounding area including Newport Beach and Mission Viejo as a leading provider of inpatient rehabilitation for stroke, brain 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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Superior amenities at our hospitals

48 Beds

Televisions

Telephones

Free WiFi

Courtyard

Pet friendly

Tours available

Support groups

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We proudly display our Gold Seal of Approval™

Stroke Rehabilitation

Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in stroke 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.
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  • Multiple tables and chairs for patients and visitors to eat together.
  • Vending machines for drinks and snacks available for purchase.
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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.
  • Area for gardening around courtyard area.
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  • Multiple tables throughout therapy gym to assist in patient therapies.
  • Exercise equipment throughout gym to be used with technologies in therapy sessions.
  • Small stairs to assist in building patient’s strength.
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  • Shared patient room with two beds, sink, bathroom, TV, wardrobes, and chairs for visitors.
  • Nightstands are placed next to each bed with a curtain to divide room between patient beds.
  • Window with exterior view.

Leadership and staff

Diana Hanyak
DIANA HANYAK

Chief Executive Officer

With over 25 years experience in hospital administration, Diana is responsible for the leadership and operations of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Tustin, formerly HealthSouth Tustin Rehabilitation Hospital, as chief executive officer.

With over 25 years experience in hospital administration, Diana is responsible for the leadership and operations of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Tustin, formerly HealthSouth Tustin Rehabilitation Hospital, as chief executive officer. Diana’s healthcare experience includes roles in operations, business development and strategic planning General Acute, Acute Psychiatric, Long Term Acute Care (LTAC) and Acute Rehabilitation hospitals, and most recently as CEO of Kindred Hospital in Santa Ana, California for over nine years. Diana’s personal philosophy is that the patient is at the center of everything we do. She believes that by creating a positive workplace that inspires our caring staff to continually focus on quality and service, the hospital will attract and retain the best healthcare professionals. Diana holds a master's degree in healthcare administration and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

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Ann Vasile
ANN VASILE, M.D.

Medical Director

Dr. Ann Vasile began her clinical practice in 1993 and is currently serving as medical director* of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Tustin, formerly HealthSouth Tustin Rehabilitation Hospital.

Dr. Ann Vasile began her clinical practice in 1993 and is currently serving as medical director* of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Tustin, formerly HealthSouth Tustin Rehabilitation Hospital. In addition, she serves as medical director at Paradigm Medical Director and a partner at Rehabilitation Associates Medical Group. Throughout her career, she has been involved in multiple leadership roles in spinal cord injury and rehabilitation. She received her medical doctorate from Albany Medical College in New York then completed a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at New York University’s Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine and the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Vasile has held board certification in physical medicine and rehabilitation since 1994, and has held a second specialty board certification in spinal cord Injury medicine since 1999. She remains actively involved in rehabilitation, research, advocacy and innovative interventions to improve function and quality of life for disabled persons throughout the continuum.

* The hospital provides access to independent physicians.

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Gretchin Bitner
GRETCHIN BITNER, MPT

Director, Therapy Operations

In her role as DTO, Gretchin brings a wealth of experience that includes more than 16 years in the acute rehabilitation level of care.

In her role as DTO, Gretchin brings a wealth of experience that includes more than 16 years in the acute rehabilitation level of care. After joining the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Tustin, formerly HealthSouth Tustin Rehabilitation Hospital, team as a staff physical therapist in June 2003, Gretchin was eventually promoted to director of Therapy Operations in February 2008. She currently serves as an active member in both the Orange County Stroke Rehabilitation Network and on the Program Advisory Committee for the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Concorde College. Gretchin earned both her bachelor’s degree in Biology and master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Slippery Rock University.

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LaDonna Butler
LADONNA BUTLER, BSN, MSHCA,

Chief Nursing Officer

LaDonna is a respected healthcare executive with over 30 years of progressive leadership experience in various parts of the healthcare continuum.

LaDonna is a respected healthcare executive with over 30 years of progressive leadership experience in various parts of the healthcare continuum. After years of direct care nursing experience, LaDonna moved into leadership positions where she applies her skills in culture and strategy, process improvement, service and quality, project oversight, operational processes, and clinical and financial performance.

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Maryam Jouharzadeh
MARYAM JOUHARZADEH, PHARM.D.

Director, Pharmacy

Maryam graduated with a bachelor's degree in biology from the University of California at Irvine in 2001.

Maryam graduated with a bachelor's degree in biology from the University of California at Irvine in 2001. She earned her doctorate of pharmacy in 2008 from Loma Linda University, where she also completed all of her clinical rotations. Maryam started her pharmacy career in Louisiana, working in both direct patient care and in retail as a director of pharmacy for CVS. A preceptor for pharmacy students since 2009, she also received her immunization certification from American Pharmacists Association in 2010. Throughout her career endeavors, Maryam's philosophy has been to adhere to the core value of emphasizing customer satisfaction as the center of any successful operation. Maryam currently holds an active pharmacist license in the states of Louisiana and California.

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Paula Redmond
PAULA REDMOND

Controller

Paula joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Tustin, formerly HealthSouth Tustin Rehabilitation Hospital, in 2006.

Paula joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Tustin, formerly HealthSouth Tustin Rehabilitation Hospital, in 2006. In her involved role as Controller, she has the oversight of several business functions within the hospital including accounts payable and receivable, billing, health information management and materials management. Paula has spent the last 15 years of her career in healthcare, and before joining Encompass Health she worked in several industry sectors including general acute care, cardiac specialty care, and as practice administrator for a multi-specialty group. She is a graduate of Cal Poly Pomona, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Accounting.

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JoAnn Roiz
JOANN ROIZ

Director, Human Resources

JoAnn is certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR).

JoAnn is certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR). She brings more than 25 years of human resource management expertise to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Tustin, formerly HealthSouth Tustin Rehabilitation Hospital. Having worked in several business environments including small business, retail and manufacturing, she brings a wealth of knowledge to her role as director of Human Resources. JoAnn has been with the hospital since 2007, and is currently an active member of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM), the American Society of Healthcare Human Resources Management (ASHHRA) and the Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA).

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Lindsey Taylor
LINDSEY TAYLOR

Director of Case Management

Lindsey has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare, with focus in the areas of case management discharge planning, payor and physician relations and social services.

Lindsey has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare, with focus in the areas of case management discharge planning, payor and physician relations and social services. She has worked for Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Tustin, formerly HealthSouth Tustin Rehabilitation, since 2008. She earned an undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

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Ben Zavala
BEN ZAVALA

Director, Plant Operations

Ben has been head of Plant Operations at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Tustin, formerly HealthSouth Tustin Rehabilitation Hospital, for close to a decade.

Ben has been head of Plant Operations at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Tustin, formerly HealthSouth Tustin Rehabilitation Hospital, for close to a decade. Before joining the hospital, Ben’s extensive experience included 18 years of supervisory service in several long term care facilities, including Alzheimer’s units. In addition to the invaluable expertise Ben has acquired through his many years of healthcare experience, he’s also earned certification in HVAC, plumbing and electrical systems. Ben also serves as the hospital’s safety and security officer and was awarded our prestigious Employee of the Year award in 2009.

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