Kindred Rehabilitation Services, a wholly owned and operated business unit of LifePoint Health, announces plans to build and operate a 50-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that will be located on Jacksonville, Florida’s west side.

The new hospital will have all private rooms and focus on acute 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 rehabilitation facility will also feature multidisciplinary therapy gymnasiums outfitted with the latest therapeutic technologies, including augmented-reality balance training, therapy bionics and a full-body exoskeleton. Additionally, it will include a therapeutic courtyard with exterior amenities to support patient care and help patients return to daily living activities.

“The aging of our population brings a growing need for rehabilitation services that help individuals recover from injury or illness and return home more independent and more capable of performing the normal activities of daily living. We are excited to expand access to this type of care to Jacksonville-area residents through the creation of this state-of-the-art, standalone hospital. We believe this facility and our skilled, compassionate caregivers will deliver the hope, healing and recovery that patients need, and in the process, help create a healthier community.”

— Russ Bailey, President of Kindred Rehabilitation Services

According to the US Census Bureau, Jacksonville was one of 14 cities in the United States that experienced a population increase of more than 100,000 from 2010 to 2020. The specialty hospital will be the first freestanding inpatient rehabilitation facility in this fast-growing market located west of the St. John’s river.

“This location is ideally suited to bring rehabilitative services to underserved residents living on the west side of Jacksonville, in line with our goal of providing exceptional rehabilitative care where and when patients need it,” Bailey adds. “We look forward to being a part of Jacksonville’s growth, advocating for patients, and helping them achieve their rehabilitation goals so they can return home healthier and more independent.”

The hospital is expected to open in 2023. Upon completion, it will be Kindred Rehabilitation Services’ fourth inpatient rehabilitation hospital located in the state of Florida.

[Source(s): Kindred Rehabilitation Services, Business Wire; Photo: Business Wire]