A new 36-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital has opened inside of the HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital and Encompass Health announced the opening of the Rehabilitation Hospital of Western Wisconsin, a 36-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital located inside HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
The rehabilitation hospital serves patients recovering from debilitating illnesses and injuries including strokes and other neurological disorders, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations and complex orthopedic conditions.
The Rehabilitation Hospital of Western Wisconsin replaces a 24-bed rehabilitation unit that opened in 1978, with a fully remodeled space, which features all private patient rooms, a large therapy gym with advanced rehabilitation technologies, and activities of daily living suite.
In addition to 24-hour nursing care, the Rehabilitation Hospital of Western Wisconsin offers physical, occupational and speech therapies to restore functional ability and quality of life. Care is provided by highly specialized nurses, therapists and physicians.
“A partnership with Encompass Health allows HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital patients in need of rehabilitation care to seamlessly transition into an advanced rehabilitation program with expertly-trained staff and consistent, positive outcomes,” said John Wagner, HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital president and chief executive officer. “We are proud to continually elevate the compassionate care our hospital has provided local communities for nearly 130 years.”
“We are excited to open this hospital in Eau Claire as a joint venture between Encompass Health, a national leader in post-acute healthcare services, and HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital, a trusted provider of integrated care for more than a century,” said Anne Sadowska, CEO of the Rehabilitation Hospital of Western Wisconsin. “Both HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital and Encompass Health have proven track records of quality, patient and family satisfaction and are united in the mission to provide compassionate care and help patients regain the strength, function and confidence needed to move forward in their lives.”
The Rehabilitation Hospital of Western Wisconsin is Encompass Health’s 155th inpatient rehabilitation hospital nationwide and its first location in Wisconsin.