Encompass Health Corporation and Premier Health announce plans to build a new 60-bed rehabilitation hospital in Dayton, Ohio. Named the Rehabilitation Institute of Ohio, it is expected to open in early 2020 on the campus of Miami Valley Hospital.

When the new hospital is complete and all regulatory approvals are obtained, Encompass Health’s HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Dayton will relocate to the new facility, and Premier Health will contribute its inpatient rehabilitation business located in its Miami Valley Hospital to the joint venture. Encompass Health will manage the joint venture hospital’s operations, according to a media release from Encompass Health Corporation.

“We are excited for the opportunity to work collaboratively with a well-respected and top-notch healthcare provider like Premier Health as we share the same vision of providing high-quality care that is cost effective and delivers superior results,” says Troy DeDecker, president of Encompass Health’s central region, in the release.

“As we invest for the future, we expect this new hospital will create considerable value for our patients by delivering quality care efficiently. We’re pleased to be partnering with Encompass Health, which already has a presence in Dayton and brings a strong reputation for rehabilitative care to the project,” states Mike Maiberger, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Premier Health, and president of Miami Valley Hospital.

Through comprehensive rehabilitation services, the hospital will serve patients recovering from conditions including stroke and other neurological disorders, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, complex orthopedic conditions and amputation, per the release.

[Source(s): Encompass Health Corporation, PR Newswire]