Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sioux Falls, the company’s first inpatient rehabilitation hospital in South Dakota and its 136th overall, has welcomed its first patient, according to a news release.

The freestanding inpatient rehabilitation hospital includes 40 private patient rooms, a large therapy gym with advanced rehabilitation technologies, an activities of daily living suite, therapy courtyard, dining room and dayroom areas.

Complementing local acute care services, the hospital will care for patients experiencing strokes and other neurological disorders, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations and complex orthopedic conditions. It offers physical, occupational and speech therapies as well as 24-hour nursing care that aim to restore functional ability and quality of life.

“For 36 years, Encompass Health has been committed to helping patients reach their most optimal levels of independence after a life-altering illness or injury. We are excited to begin providing our intensive rehabilitation services in the Sioux Falls community.” 

— Barb Jacobsmeyer, executive vice president and president of inpatient hospitals for Encompass Health

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