Middletown physician honored as companywide medical director of the year
MIDDLETOWN, Del., March 30, 2018 – Dr. Ashish Khandelwal, medical director at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Middletown was named as the 2018 Medical Director of the Year at the Company’s Annual Medical Director’s Meeting held this past weekend in St. Petersburg, Florida.
The 2018 Medical Director of the Year designation was handpicked from a pool of 127 medical directors across the country by Chief Medical Officer Dr. Lisa Charbonneau and regional presidents of Encompass Health, formerly known as HealthSouth. The award recognizes Dr. Khandelwal’s outstanding clinical knowledge, exemplary performance in the development of quality clinical programs and overall excellence in leadership.
“Under Dr. Khandelwal’s leadership, our clinical staff works together as a team to provide high-quality, cost-effective healthcare services to help our patients reach superior outcomes," said Mat Gooch, chief executive officer of HealthSouth Middletown. “He leads our team the same way he practices medicine – with conviction, determination and compassion. He’s accessible and approachable to everyone he interacts with. Dr. Khandelwal is a remarkable physician and is truly deserving of this honor.”
After graduating with his medical degree from Dr. S N Medical College in Jodhpur, India in 1998, Dr. Khandelwal completed an internal medicine residency program at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center. Post residency, he worked in a variety of settings including acute, cardiovascular and orthopedic care. He is committed to patient satisfaction and reaching superior outcomes helping each patient he sees return to independence at their most optimal levels. In addition, he participates in the Delaware stroke committee, which is a statewide initiative designed to improve care for residents who have suffered stroke. He has served in the medical director role at HealthSouth Middletown since the hospital opened in December 2014.
HealthSouth Middletown is an inpatient rehabilitation hospital that cares for patients recovering from a variety of debilitating illnesses and injuries including stroke, brain injury, amputation, hip fracture and spinal cord injury.
About HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Middletown
HealthSouth Middletown is a 37-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation services. Serving patients throughout Delaware and the surrounding area, the hospital is located at 250 East Hampden Road and on the web at www.healthsouthmiddletown.com.
About Encompass Health
As a national leader in post-acute care, Encompass Health (NYSE: EHC) offers both facility-based and home-based patient care through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies and hospice agencies. With a national footprint that spans 127 hospitals and 237 home health & hospice locations in 36 states and Puerto Rico, the Company is committed to delivering high-quality, cost-effective care across the post-acute continuum. Driven by a set of shared values, Encompass Health is the result of the union between HealthSouth Corporation and Encompass Home Health & Hospice, and is ranked as one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For, as well as Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work. For more information, visit encompasshealth.com, or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Source: Encompass Health Corp.