The 48,000-square-foot, $60 million UC Davis Rehabilitation Hospital is the first project in development as part of Aggie Square, an up-and-coming satellite campus for UC Davis in Sacramento.
The hospital, featuring all private rooms, will treat patients recovering from conditions such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, and spinal cord injury. Kindred will manage the day-to-day operations of the hospital, and UC Davis physicians and clinical staff will provide care.
It is anticipated that the inpatient rehabilitation hospital will open by the third quarter of 2020, according to a media release from Kindred Healthcare and UC Davis Health.
“We are confident that our partnership to build and operate this new facility with UC Davis Health will address the growing need for inpatient rehabilitation services in the Sacramento and Northern California area,” says Jason Zachariah, president of Kindred Rehabilitation Services, a division of Kindred.
“The UC Davis Rehabilitation Hospital reflects the health system’s clinical-care vision for patients, which is to be a provider of choice for state-of-the-art treatment and to develop the therapies that post-acute care patients require,” shares UC Davis Chancellor Gary S. May, in the release. “It also reflects the vision of Aggie Square—bringing the university, community, and industry together to build the future.”
According to the Sacramento Business Journal, Aggie Square—planned for 25 acres next to UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento—has been envisioned as a mix of research labs, office space, and residential areas for academics and graduate students. It is intended to foster collaboration between the university, the medical center, corporations, and entrepreneurs.
[Source(s): Kindred Healthcare, UC Davis Health, Business Wire, Sacramento Business Journal]