Mary Ellen Hatch is vice president of nursing operations for Encompass Health Corporation. With over 38 years of nursing experience, she has been involved in rehabilitation practice for 29 years serving in nursing and quality roles, regionally and corporately.
Education/Training: She holds a Master of Science Degree in Nursing Leadership and Administration from Walden University and is certified as a rehabilitation nurse.
Professional Associations/Affiliations: An active member of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses, Hatch serves on the ARN Board of Directors and was elected President Elect in 2023. Serving as a subject matter expert in post-acute care, Hatch serves on the Continuum of Care Committee for the American Organization for Nursing Leadership.
Awards and Accomplishments: During the pandemic Hatch has spoken several times regarding COVID- 19’s impact on rehabilitation nursing and has recently published an article on the topic in Nursing Administration Quarterly. In 2021, Hatch was named a Fellow in the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses.