An acquisition of a 36-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Lakeway, Tex, marks the expansion of a joint venture into the Austin area between Baylor Scott & White Health and Select Medical.

This is the first expansion of the joint venture into Central Texas, according to a media release. Both plan to broaden its outpatient footprint across the Austin/Round Rock region to include additional outpatient therapy clinics.

“With our combined presence in the Austin area, we will have a unique opportunity to leverage the skills and strengths of our two organizations to elevate the rehabilitation services we offer in the community,” says Jay Fox, president, Baylor Scott & White – Austin/Round Rock region, in the release.

“We saw a growing need to expand our acute rehabilitation services to serve a wider patient population throughout Texas,” states Select Medical President and Chief Executive Officer David Chernow. “Working together, Baylor Scott & White and Select Medical will provide high quality of care and improved functional recovery outcomes for traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and stroke patients throughout North and Central Texas.”

[Source(s): Baylor Scott & White Health, Select Medical, PR Newswire]