Brooks Rehabilitation announces a new state-of-the-art hospital in Orlando, Fla’s Lake Nona community. Construction is planned to begin in late 2021, according to a news release.

Brooks Rehab already has a strong presence in the Orlando market with its outpatient therapy services. The new hospital will focus on medically complex rehabilitation solutions, as a crucial component for patients who require post-acute care. Brooks will also add other rehabilitation-related services and community programs in Lake Nona in the future.

“Further expansion into the Orlando market will allow us to serve more patients and be a part of the extensive medical expertise in Lake Nona and beyond. We look forward to collaborating with the UCF College of Health Professions and Sciences and the College of Medicine around educational programming and research in Lake Nona’s living lab environment.”

— Doug Baer, Brooks Rehabilitation President & CEO

“Innovation is a cornerstone in Lake Nona, and we are pleased to welcome one of the national leaders in rehabilitation and intensive therapy to Lake Nona’s health and life sciences cluster. Brooks Rehabilitation’s hospital brings a new, specialized, medically complex rehabilitation solution to the Central Florida community, further enhancing our region’s robust healthcare ecosystem with plenty of room to grow into the future.”

— Rasesh Thakkar, senior managing director, Tavistock Group

Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla, Brooks operates a 160-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that provides care for more than 3,000 patients per year. It is breaking ground on a second hospital in Jacksonville in the coming months to treat more patients in need of specialized physical rehabilitation services.

Brooks also manages a 40-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital in partnership with Halifax Health in Daytona Beach, Fla. The hospital in Lake Nona will feature the same technology, clinical expertise and proven treatments synonymous with the Brooks culture, the release continues.

“Brooks is known for our expertise in caring for the most complex injuries and illnesses such as spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke and multiple traumas. Patients in the Orlando area often come to Jacksonville for our specialized care. Building a hospital in Lake Nona will allow us to provide exceptional care now as a destination medical center.”

— Trevor Paris, MD, Brooks Rehabilitation System Chief Medical Officer

Once constructed, the hospital will open with approximately 60 beds. However, it has the capacity to double its bed size with the expected increased demand for an exceptional patient experience, outcome and services, per the release.

[Source(s): Brooks Rehabilitation, PR Newswire]

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