The HealthSouth Corporation and Mountain States Health Alliance signed an agreement to form a joint venture to own and operate the James H. Cecile C. Quillen Rehabilitation Hospital in Johnson City, Tenn, according to a recent news release. The release states that the freestanding 26-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital will provide comprehensive physical rehabilitation to patients who have sustained stroke, trauma, brain and orthopedic injuries or other major illnesses or injuries.

The parties reportedly hope to finalize the joint venture by the end of 2014.

Barbara Jacobsmeyer, president of HealthSouth’s central region, calls the joint venture “another milestone” in the organization’s strategy of expanding HealthSouth’s rehabilitative services to new markets.

“We are pleased to partner with Mountain States Health Alliance and look forward to working together to provide high-quality inpatient rehabilitative treatment using advanced technology,” Jacobsmeyer adds.

In the release, Alan Levine, Mountain States Health Alliance president and CEO, points out that following an illness, people desire to return to what they love to do. “Our mission is to help them regain their independence and be as active as they can be. We’re excited about this new partnership because we believe it will enhance the great work our people are already doing,” Levine says.

The release notes that the comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation hospital will continue to provide clinical services that facilitate the highest possible levels of recovery for patients in Johnson City and the surrounding areas and will remain in its current location in Johnson City.

Source(s): Mountain State Health Alliance, HealthSouth