EP. 03 How COVID-19 could change healthcare ft. Dr. Lisa Charbonneau
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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives in many ways. While some of these may one day subside, some may stick around after the pandemic—especially in healthcare. Dr. Lisa Charbonneau, chief medical officer of Encompass Health, outlined the lasting changes that could remain and improve healthcare in a recent blog article. In this episode of Connect with Encompass Health, she dives deeper into those topics, including an increased focus on mental health of clinicians, importance of open communication and more.

Elissa (Lisa) Charbonneau, D.O., M.S., was appointed to chief medical officer of Encompass Health in June 2015. Prior to that role, she served as the company’s vice president of medical services. From 2001 to early 2015, she served as medical director at New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland, a joint venture of Maine Medical Center and Encompass Health, where she held a staff physician position at the hospital since 1992. She served on numerous committees at Maine Medical Center, where she was head of the Division of Rehabilitation Medicine. In 2020, she was recognized as one of Modern Healthcare’s 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives. Dr. Charbonneau received her doctor of osteopathic medicine from New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, a master’s degree in natural sciences/epidemiology from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and of the American Osteopathic Board of Rehabilitation Medicine.

As a national leader in integrated healthcare services, Encompass Health 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 includes more than 135 rehabilitation hospitals, more than 240 home health locations, and more than 80 hospice locations in 39 states and Puerto Rico, the Company provides high quality, cost-effective integrated healthcare. Encompass Health is ranked as one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For.

For more about Encompass Health, visit our blog at blog.encompasshealth.com.

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