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Welcome to our hospital

At Encompass Health Valley of the Sun Rehabilitation Hospital, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Located in Glendale, we serve the greater Phoenix area as a leading provider of inpatient rehabilitation for stroke, brain injury, cardiac conditions 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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What to expect

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Superior amenities at our hospitals

75 Beds

Telephones

Televisions

Free WiFi

Cafeteria

Tours available

Support groups

Pet friendly

Volunteers

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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.

Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in brain injury rehabilitation.

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in cardiac rehabilitation.

Hospital happenings

Congratulations Dr. Robert Kronenberg on winning the Bowl of Hygeia. The Arizona Pharmacy Association awarded him the coveted honor that was received by only 19 pharmacists in the entire country last year. Dr. Kronenberg was our hospital’s primary pharmacist for 19 years, and continues to work for us on a part-time basis after his retirement. He was nominated for the Bowl of Hygeia due to his outstanding lifetime achievements as a pharmacist. See below for his bio and a link to the Bowl of Hygeia award for more details.

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Robert Kronenberg

Hospital happenings

Encompass Health Valley of the Sun staff went outside to watch as the Luke Air Force base sent 15 fighter jets to salute healthcare workers.

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Take a virtual tour

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.

  • Lobby/Foyer of hospital accessed through main hospital entrance.
  • Main desk in lobby entrance for receptionist and admitting area.
  • hairs for patients and visitors to use.
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L2 - Courtyard
  • Outdoor area for rest and relaxation with multiple tables and chairs/benches.
  • Gazebos for patients and visitors to rest and relax together.
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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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  • Multiple tables throughout therapy gym to assist in patient therapies.
  • Exercise equipment throughout gym to be used with technologies in therapy sessions.
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  • Patient room with bed, sink, bathroom, TV and chair for visitors.
  • Wardrobe with storage for personal effects is under the television.
  • Small desk area with chair.
  • Window with exterior view.
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  • Shared patient room with two beds, sink, bathroom, and chairs for visitors.
  • Two wardrobes next to patient beds for storage with a curtain to divide room between patient beds.
  • Window with exterior view.

Leadership and Staff

Beth Bacher
Beth Bacher, MBA

Chief Executive Officer

Beth joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, in 2001.

Beth joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, in 2001. She received her bachelor’s degree from CPSU in California and a master’s degree in business administration in healthcare management from WIU in Phoenix. Her management provides support to clinical and administrative efforts, while maintaining positive customer relations. Her motivation comes from working with a dynamic team who is dedicated to providing an exceptional patient experience.

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Michael Kravetz
Michael Kravetz, M.D.

Medical Director

Dr. Kravetz is board-certified in both physical medicine and rehabilitation and pain medicine.

Dr. Kravetz is board-certified in both physical medicine and rehabilitation and pain medicine. He attended Stanford University and the University of Arizona, College of Medicine, and completed his residency at the University of California Davis Medical Center. Dr. Kravetz is the medical director and chief of staff at Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, where he provides direct patient care and administrative direction. For more than 20 years Dr. Kravetz has combined compassion and expertise to help patients achieve their rehabilitation goals.

* All physicians are independent and are not employees of this hospital.

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Brenda Clark
Brenda Harris, MSN, RN, CRRN

Director of Quality/Risk

As a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN) with more than twenty years’ experience, Brenda brings a passion for providing an exceptional patient experience.

Brenda joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, in 2015. Originally from Texas, she earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington and her Master of Science in nursing education through Western Governors University. As a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN) with more than twenty years’ experience, including an extensive background in clinical education, Brenda brings a passion for providing an exceptional patient experience through ensuring quality of care, extensive education, and compassion for those we serve. Brenda is also an ACLS/BLS instructor, a non-violent crisis intervention instructor, and an instructor for Encompass Health’s Clinical Excellence University CRRN Review Course.

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Danette Garcia
Danette Garcia, PHR

Human Resources Director

Danette has been a part of the Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, family since 1994.

Danette has been a part of the Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, family since 1994. She worked in various positions with the hospital while completing her bachelor’s degree in human resource management. She received her certification in Professional HR in 2009. The various positions she held within HealthSouth have helped as she recruits for openings and manages all aspects of employee relations. Danette's positive attitude is an effective tool whether she is interviewing potential employees or providing general orientation.

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Katy Haney
Katy Haney, CPA

Controller

Katy joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, in April 2009. She has a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Phoenix and is a licensed CPA.

Katy joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, in April 2009. She has a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Phoenix and is a licensed CPA. Katy has 20 years of accounting experience in various industries including non-profit, transportation and construction. She enjoys working with staff to develop operational efficiencies at Valley of the Sun. This enables the hospital to continue to provide superior patient care and see positive patient outcomes.

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Diane Hendrix
Diane Hendrix

Director of Business Development

Diane joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, Valley of the Sun in November 2014 as a rehabilitation liaison then assumed the director of marketing operations position in September 2017.

Diane joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, Valley of the Sun in November 2014 as a rehabilitation liaison then assumed the director of marketing operations position in September 2017. She has more than 20 years’ experience in the health care industry in case management and has extensive background in Arizona long-term care and rehabilitation for individuals who have sustained a traumatic brain injury or stroke. Diane is committed to patient advocacy and assisting patients in returning to the highest level of independence possible.

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Derry Hollock
Derry Hollock, SLP

Director of Therapy Operations

Derry has been a member of the Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, team since 2002, and has treated patients since 1989.

Derry has been a member of the Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, team since 2002, and has treated patients since 1989. She has a master’s degree in speech-language pathology, and enjoys using new techniques and technology to help patients achieve independence. Derry is a firm believer that patient knowledge promotes patient satisfaction. She works with her staff to promote superior outcomes, cutting edge therapy treatment, and to exceed the patient's expectations.

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Stephanie Palmer
Stephanie Couture, RN, CRRN, MSN

Chief Nursing Officer

Stephanie earned her undergraduate degree at Grand Canyon University and her master’s degree at Chamberlain University.

Stephanie earned her undergraduate degree at Grand Canyon University and her master’s degree at Chamberlain University. She began her career at Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, in 2010 and quickly found her passion for rehabilitation nursing. She has worked in a variety of clinical roles prior to becoming chief nursing officer of Encompass Health Valley of the Sun in Glendale, AZ in 2014.

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Liz Ross
Liz Ross, RN, CRRN, CCM

Director of Case Management

Liz joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, in 1996 and is a certified rehabilitation registered nurse.

Liz joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, in 1996 and is a certified rehabilitation registered nurse. During her career she has held a variety of clinical and management positions, which have given her the experience to understand and respond to patients’ concerns, which is a key element in the continual effort to improve the rehabilitation experience for each patient.

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