G.L. Bruno Associates Inc (GLB) has broken ground on a new two-story, 60,000-square-foot, 50-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital located within the greater Bakersfield, Calif, community.

The new hospital, owned by Medical Properties Trust and leased to Ernest Health, will be managed by an affiliate of Vibra Healthcare LLC.

The rehabilitation hospital will house the most current technologies available in the rehabilitation field to treat specific diagnoses such as stroke, amputation, multiple trauma, pulmonary rehab, spinal cord injury, orthopedic rehab, post-op neurosurgery, wound care, burns, arthritis and many more.

This new addition to the Rio Bravo Medical Campus will bring around 150 new jobs to the area, about two-thirds being medical staff, according to a media release from Ernest Health; Vibra Healthcare.

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“We are very excited to be an integral part of the Bakersfield medical community. Our medical rehabilitation hospital will serve the unmet rehabilitation needs of the community through pioneering medical programs and a cutting-edge facility. I would like to thank the physicians who have strongly supported the project as well as General Contactor GL Bruno and MPT for their development and financing of this state-of-the-art hospital,” says Brad Hollinger, Vibra Healthcare and Ernest Health CEO, in the release.

Development and construction of the hospital will cost an estimated $48 million and is projected to be completed by the fall of 2021.

[Source(s): Ernest Health; Vibra Healthcare; PR Newswire]