HealthSouth Deaconess Rehabilitation Hospital is a joint venture partner with Deaconess Health System. Our hospital is an 85-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that offer comprehensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services designed to return patients to leading active and independent lives.

Our hospital provides a wide range of physical rehabilitation services, a vast network of highly-skilled, independent private practice physicians and HealthSouth therapists and nurses, and the most innovative equipment and rehabilitation technology, ensuring that all patients have access to the highest quality care. Designed with our patient's care in mind, HealthSouth Deaconess Rehabilitation Hospital offers 85 semi-private beds with flat screen televisions, telephones and wireless internet capabilities.

In addition to caring for general rehabilitation diagnoses such as amputee, hip fracture, spinal cord injury, pulmonary, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, orthopedic, and cardiac diagnoses, HealthSouth Deaconess Rehabilitation Hospital has specialized inpatient programs for stroke and brain injury patients.

This 80,000-square-foot hospital serves patients throughout the tri-state area and is located at 4100 Covert Avenue, Evansville, Indiana. Click here for a map and contact information on our location.

Rehabilitation is covered in full or part by most health insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid. The hospital has contracts with most major insurance companies and is willing to negotiate with other companies as needed.

Frequently Asked Questions about our hospital.

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How Is Inpatient Rehabilitation Different From Other Kinds Of Rehabilitation?

Our hospital provides acute rehabilitation, a level of care quite different from other facilities that offer rehabilitation services. That difference is evident in several important ways.

Medical Services

At our acute rehabilitation hospital, our patients have access to an extensive complement of independent physicians trained to provide the comprehensive medical management needed to help patients achieve optimal health and independence. The complement of physicians includes:

  • Independent, private practice Internal Medicine and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians maintaining offices at HealthSouth.
  • Numerous other independent, private practice consulting physician specialists, including pulmonologists, orthopedists, cardiologists, neurologists and neuropsychologists.

Therapeutic Services

Acute rehabilitation hospitals provide a higher level of therapeutic services than other rehabilitation facilities. Although the intensity and duration of therapies depend on the patient's needs and capabilities, our hospital is equipped to provide each patient with therapeutic services up to seven days per week, for three or more hours a day.
The intensity and availability of therapeutic services provided through inpatient rehabilitation result in a high level of functional outcomes and discharges to the community. In fact, patients admitted to a rehabilitation hospital are three times more likely to go home than those admitted to a skilled nursing facility.

Nursing Services

As with medical and therapeutic services, acute rehabilitation hospitals provide a distinctly different level of nursing care than other rehabilitation facilities. At our hospital:

  • A 24-hour team of registered nurses and personal care assistants assess and attend to each patient's needs. They work in partnership under the primary nurse-model, which assures continuity of care.
  • Patients receive 6-8 hours of nursing care each day (compared to four or less hours per day at skilled nursing facilities). This high level of nursing care leads to early recognition/prevention of medical complications, more out-of-bed hours and increased opportunities for patient-family education.
  • Fifty percent of nursing staff are registered nurses (compared to 35 percent at skilled nursing facilities).
  • Many of our staff nurses are Certified Registered Rehabilitation Nurses. Trained to meet the unique needs of individuals with disabling injuries and illnesses, these nursing specialists provide holistic patient care and patient-family education, facilitate carry-over from therapy and reinforce patient goals.

HealthSouth Mission Statement

Our mission

To be the healthcare company of choice for patients, employees, physicians and shareholders by providing high quality care in the communities we serve.

Our values

At HealthSouth, the cornerstone of our operations is the delivery of quality healthcare in the most appropriate, safe, patient-centered environment. We place primary value on:


We look to provide our patients with the finest clinicians, technology, facilities and programs available. We do this in a safe environment, responding to the needs of our diverse patient population, always working to achieve superior outcomes for each patient in a professional, caring and cooperative manner.


We consider trust and integrity to be essential in all our relationships. We are committed to operating our business honestly, with financial integrity and in adherence with all federal, state and local regulatory obligations affecting the operation of our business.


We are committed to providing high-quality healthcare in an innovative, yet cost-effective manner, managing our resources wisely, and responding proactively to the changes in our industry. We seek to develop relationships with a diverse array of business partners that share similar values and conduct business in an ethical manner.


We respect and embrace the diversity all of our employees bring to HealthSouth.  We provide opportunities for our employees? growth and development and encourage their participation in an open and inclusive culture.  In addition, we respect our patients, physicians, shareholders, business partners and vendors, recognizing the valuable role each of them plays in our business and striving to communicate with them openly and honestly.

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By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Comminssion's national standards for healthcare quality and safety, our hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission.


See Our Hospital

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Get In Touch With Us

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Becoming A Patient

Our hospital provides care for those who are ready to be discharged from a hospital but not ready to return home. Treatment and care is designed to bridge the gap between hospital and home. Anyone who is limited functionally from an injury or illness can benefit from rehabilitation.

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