Encompass Health of North Alabama Breaks Ground for Rehab Hospital

After more than 30 years serving patients at its Governors Drive facility, Encompass Health of North Alabama is moving across Chapman Mountain.

The hospital recently broke ground for its new facility at the at the intersection of U.S. 72 and Moores Mill Road.

Hospital and elected officials were on hand, including Doug Beverly, CEO of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of North Alabama; State Rep. Rex Reynolds; and Mark Tarr, President & CEO, Encompass Health Corp.

“This space may dirt for now; but in the spring of 2022, this will be a place where patients will discover hope and regain independence,” said Beverly. “Our hospital has proudly served the Huntsville community for more than 30 years, and we’ve been honored to treat more than 45,000 patients during that time.

“We look forward to this next chapter and continuing to support our community with high-quality, rehabilitative services for many years to come.”

Encompass Health of North Alabama has served the Huntsville community since May 1987 at 107 Governors Drive in Huntsville. The hospital provides intensive rehabilitation services that help patients recovering from strokes, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations and complex orthopedic conditions regain function and independence.

The new inpatient rehabilitation hospital will offer 76 private patient rooms, a spacious on-site therapy gym, advanced technologies, cafeteria, therapy courtyard and an in-house pharmacy. The hospital is expected to begin serving patients in the new location in the spring 2022.

Encompass Health of North Alabama has earned disease-specific care certifications from The Joint Commission for its stroke, amputee, hip fracture and brain injury rehabilitation programs. For information, visit  encompasshealth.com/huntsvillerehab.