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At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Utah, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Located in Sandy, we serve the greater Salt Lake valley 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

84 Beds
Televisions
Telephones
Free WiFi
Courtyard
Interpreter services
Support groups
Cafeteria
Pet friendly

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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.

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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Leadership and staff

ChuckSmith
Chuck Smith

Chief Executive Officer

He enjoys building strong hospital teams that work together in providing excellent patient care.

Chuck Smith joined Encompass Rehabilitation Hospital of Utah with over 25 years of post-acute experience. He began his healthcare career as a floor nurse. He continued to grow his skill as a manager, director, financial officer, regional operations director, and as VP of hospital services prior to joining the Encompass Health team. In addition to his nursing, Chuck holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration & management and a master’s degree in business administration. He enjoys building strong hospital teams that work together in providing excellent patient care.

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MICHAEL KONIUCH

Medical Director

Dr. Koniuch is a board-certified physiatrist who practices general acute inpatient rehabilitation medicine and treats a variety of neurological and musculoskeletal diseases.

Dr. Koniuch is a board-certified physiatrist who practices general acute inpatient rehabilitation medicine and treats a variety of neurological and musculoskeletal diseases (including stroke, traumatic brain injury, amputation, spinal cord injury and many others). He has been a physiatrist at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Utah, formerly HealthSouth since August 2016, He is currently medical director and medical staff president. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a major in cognitive and behavioral neurosciences. He completed medical school at Wayne State University, an internship at Henry Ford Hospital and his PM&R residency at Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital.

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Stephen Bartlett, DPT

Geriatric Certified Specialist

Stephen has enjoyed working in the healthcare field since his time in undergraduate school as a therapy technician and has grown to love the geriatric population.

Stephen is a certified physical therapist that has been working in the inpatient rehab setting, for Encompass Health, for over 5 years. He is a graduate of Utah State University in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in human movement science, and completed his doctorate of physical therapy degree from Tour University Nevada in 2014. He became a geriatric certified specialists in the spring of 2019. Stephen has enjoyed working in the healthcare field since his time in undergraduate school as a therapy technician and has grown to love the geriatric population.

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OWEN CHRISTENSON

Human Resources Director

Owen manages human resources, workers’ compensation, and medical staff credentialing for the hospital.

Owen manages human resources, workers’ compensation, and medical staff credentialing for the hospital. Owen graduated from Brigham Young University with a Master of Science with an emphasis in youth and family recreation. He has his Professional in Human Resources Certification and is a member the National and Utah Society for Human Resources. He enjoys fly fishing and playing with his family.

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BRENDA EATHERTON

Director of Case Management

She has been a social worker for 29 years and has worked in a variety of settings.

Brenda has been with Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, for 11 years under the capacity of case management. Case management helps to ensure that our team of physicians, therapists, and nurses all work in a coordinated effort to provide top quality services to our patients and their families from the time of admission to the day of discharge. She has been a social worker for 29 years and has worked in a variety of settings. She graduated from the University of Wyoming with a bachelor’s degree in social work.

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Rulon Hunter

Facilities Management Director; Plant Operations

Rulon ensures that our patients and employees are in a safe, clean, healthy environment by maintaining and caring for our hospital facility.

Rulon has over 35 years of experience in building maintenance with 23 years at Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth. Rulon ensures that our patients and employees are in a safe, clean, healthy environment by maintaining and caring for our hospital facility. Our Encompass Health hospitals maintain the highest standards and is accredited by The Joint Commission. He enjoys being in the outdoors with his family camping, and four-wheeling.

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Adry Oliveira

Chief Nursing Officer

Adry has been practicing nursing for more than 10 years.

Adry has been practicing nursing for more than 10 years. She received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Southern New Hampshire University. Adry has worked in multiple areas of nursing including LTAC, ICU, and cath lab and has over 5 years of management experience. She is a member of American Organization for Nursing Leadership. Adry is passionate about ensuring that the nurses in Utah have the education and training necessary to take care of all types of patients.

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Matt Poss

Chief Financial Officer

Matt prides himself on being a resource to others to help ensure patients and staff achieve success.

Matt brings 11 years of financial and operational experience within the healthcare industry. Prior to joining Encompass Health he held regional and corporate roles across the country within the post-acute sector. Matt received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of California San Diego and earned his master’s degree in healthcare administration from the University of South Dakota. He enjoys utilizing data to find answers to difficult problems, budget management, the negotiation process, and mentoring/collaborating. Matt prides himself on being a resource to others to help ensure patients and staff achieve success.

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CHRIS ROCK

Director of Quality and Risk Management

He has over 20 years of experience in quality and risk management in the healthcare industry.

Chris Rock has been employed by Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, for 5 years. He has over 20 years of experience in quality and risk management in the healthcare industry. Prior to joining Encompass Health, he held risk/quality/compliance positions for several community hospitals and organizations in Utah. Chris holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing and an MBA/health services administration degree. He enjoys working on process improvement and patient safety, and ensuring that our patients receive excellent care during their stay at Encompass Health.

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