A joint venture between Covenant Health and Encompass Health opened the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Hospital West, a 51-bed facility in Knoxville, Tenn.

Covenant Health and Encompass Health announced the opening of Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Hospital West, a 51-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Knoxville, Tenn.

The 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.

Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Hospital West features all private patient rooms, a large therapy gym, an activities of daily living suite, a therapy courtyard, a cafeteria, and two dayrooms.

In addition to the new hospital, the former Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center at Covenant Health’s Fort Sanders location in downtown Knoxville is now serving patients in a newly renovated space.

As part of the joint venture, Covenant Health, and Encompass Health renovated the downtown rehabilitation center to become a 22-bed hospital-in-hospital structure, including converting all semi-private rooms to private rooms. It has been renamed Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Hospital Fort Sanders.

“We are excited to begin serving patients at our new state-of-the-art hospital and the renovated location at Fort Sanders, both of which will help patients recover from their injury or illness and find the confidence to move back to a more independent life,” said Jennifer Steely, chief executive officer of both Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Hospital locations. “The addition of this new hospital will allow even more individuals in the Knoxville area and beyond to receive specialized care close to home.”

Both specialized hospital locations will provide care for individuals in Knoxville and the surrounding region through comprehensive physical rehabilitation services, including physical, occupational, and speech therapies, to restore functional ability and quality of life.

Care is provided by highly specialized nurses, therapists, and physicians. Patients will receive at least 3 hours per day of therapy for 5 days each week, 24-hour nursing care, access to advanced technologies, and frequent visits by a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physician during their stay.

The hospitals continue to carry the name of Patricia Neal, an Oscar-winning actor and Knoxville, native who survived three devastating strokes.

Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Hospital West is Encompass Health’s 154th inpatient rehabilitation hospital nationwide and its 10th location in Tennessee.

“Since its opening in 1978, the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center has provided expert, compassionate care to thousands of patients,” said Jim VanderSteeg, Covenant Health president and CEO. “Our partnership with Encompass Health will continue that legacy with the opening of these two outstanding hospitals and through the excellent care teams at both locations.”

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