Arroyo Grande Community Hospital (AGCH) and Kindred Rehabilitation Services (KRS), a business unit of LifePoint Health, announce a joint venture to build and operate a new inpatient rehabilitation hospital on Dignity Health’s Arroyo Grande Community Hospital campus.

The approximately 46,000-square-foot hospital will be built adjacent to the current rehabilitation center and will double the amount of beds to 40 all-private patient rooms. It will focus on inpatient rehabilitation for patients who suffer from stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, complex neurological disorders, orthopedic conditions, multiple trauma, amputation, and other injuries or disorders. The state-of-the-art facility will also feature the most advanced multidisciplinary therapy gymnasiums outfitted with the latest therapeutic technologies, including augmented reality balance training, and therapy bionics. Additionally, it will include a therapeutic courtyard with exterior amenities to support patient care and help patients return to daily living activities.

“The current Acute Rehabilitation Center is a great asset for our community, and we know expanding our facility would allow the opportunity to care for a greater number of patients,” says Sue Andersen, President and CEO, Arroyo Grande Community Hospital. “This new hospital will double the size of the unit and advance the treatment options and technology for our patients. We are excited about the expanded partnership with KRS to increase and improve our inpatient rehabilitation services.”

The hospital, expected to break ground in the fall of 2023, will expand the current 20-bed Acute Rehabilitation Center within AGCH, which is also managed by KRS, and has been since 2011. Completion of the project is projected for spring of 2025.

“We are excited to grow our relationship with Dignity Health and significantly expand the region’s access to quality inpatient rehabilitation services through the creation of this innovative, standalone hospital,” said Russ Bailey, president of KRS. “We’ve partnered with Arroyo Grande Community Hospital successfully for more than a decade, and believe this new facility will certainly expand our ability to deliver excellent patient outcomes and experiences, and advance our broader mission of making communities healthier.”

[Source(s): LifePoint Health, Business Wire]