Leadership & Staff

Eric Crossan

Eric Crossan

Chief Executive Officer

Eric joined HealthSouth Walton Rehabilitation Hospital in 2014 as chief executive officer. Prior to coming to Augusta, Ga., he held the regional director of therapy operations position for HealthSouth’s Southeast region, while also serving as the director of therapy operations at HealthSouth Emerald Coast Rehabilitation Hospital in Panama City, Fla. Eric has proven experience in the healthcare industry since 1999 that include both leadership and clinical positions within inpatient rehabilitation, acute care, and outpatient settings. Eric graduated with a bachelor's degree in occupational therapy from Tuskegee University and holds a master's degree in healthcare administration from Austin Peay State University.

Pam Salazar

Pamela B. Salazar, M.D.

Medical Director

Dr. Pamela B. Salazar received her medical degree from the University of Kentucky  College of Medicine.  She completed her residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a clinical fellowship in pediatric physical medicine and rehabilitation at Albert Einstein University. Her practice is focused on inpatient and outpatient services with an emphasis on neuro-rehabilitation.  When not at work Dr. Salazar enjoys gardening, cooking and music.

 

Pamela B. Salazar M.D. is an independent private practice physician whose office is located at the hospital.

Kathie Buchholz

Kathie Buchholz

Director of Quality and Risk

Kathie joined HealthSouth Walton Rehabilitation Hospital in August 2017 as the director of quality and risk management. She has 30 years of experience in quality, risk management and accreditation. She received her master’s degree in hospital and healthcare administration in 1988 from St. Louis University. When not at work, Kathie enjoys remodeling homes, designing jewelry and traveling.

Rachel Covar

Rachel Covar

Business Development Director

Rachel joined HealthSouth Walton Rehabilitation Hospital in 2015 as the director of marketing operations. She has nearly 10 years of healthcare marketing experience after graduating from the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC.  Rachel is an active member of Grace United Methodist Church and resides in North Augusta with her family.

Megan Freeman

Megan Freeman BSN, MBA, RNC-OB, NEA-BC

Chief Nursing Officer

Megan joined HealthSouth Walton Rehabilitation Hospital in June of 2017 as the chief nursing officer. She has 20 years of nursing experience, 13 of which have been in various leadership roles. Megan has a bachelor’s degree in nursing, a master’s degree in business administration and is board certified for Advanced Nurse Executives. When not at work Megan enjoys spending time with family, golfing and interior decorating.

Neva Harrison

Neva Harrison

Director of Case Management

Neva joined HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Walton in 2016.  She has more than 16 years of diverse healthcare experience and includes social work, case management and nursing. Neva has served in direct care and leadership roles. She has a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and a Master of Nursing from Augusta University and Central Michigan University. Neva is certified as a clinical nurse leader and oncology nurse. She is dedicated to a culture of excellence, professionalism and quality outcomes through collaborative practice with patient- and family-centered care.

Mozghan Hines

Mozghan Hines, PT, DPT

Director of Therapy Operations

Mozghan joined HealthSouth Walton Rehabilitation Hospital in 2018 as the director of therapy operations. Prior to coming to Augusta, Georgia, she served as director of therapy operations at HealthSouth Middletown Delaware. She received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Neumann University in Aston, PA.

Mozghan has over 26 years of experience in rehabilitation management and clinical operations in acute rehabilitation, pediatrics, geriatrics and home health, with an emphasis on neurological rehabilitation. Her passion includes team building, delivering the highest quality care to our patients and the pursuit of life-long learning.

Frank Mims

Frank Mims

Director of Plant Operations

Frank began his career at HealthSouth Columbia, SC in 2011 as a maintenance technician and was promoted to director of plant operations for the Augusta facility in August 2015. His responsibilities include managing engineering, dietary, environmental services, security, and safety. Frank graduated from Midlands Technical College with an associate’s degree in industrial technologies.

Terrie Richardson

Terrie Richardson

Human Resources Director

Terrie Richardson joined HealthSouth Walton Rehabilitation Hospital in 2015 as the director of human resources.  She has more than14 years experience in human resource management, 10 of those years in healthcare. She is a member of the National Society for Human Resource Management and a member of the Augusta Area Hospital Personnel Association.  She enjoys traveling with her family and college football.

Diane Wray

Diane C. Wray, BBA, CPA

CFO/Controller

Diane joined the HealthSouth team in 2014 and is responsible for the overall financial management of the hospital. Diane has over 25 years of experience in financial leadership positions within the healthcare industry. She earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Toledo. She is a certified public accountant (CPA) with licensure in both Georgia and Ohio. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of CPAs.  When not at work, she enjoys the outdoors.