Select Medical and Lutheran Health Network of Indiana plan to open a rehabilitation and critical illness recovery care facility in Indiana.
Select Medical Corporation and Lutheran Health Network of Indiana, a subsidiary of Community Health Systems (CHS), announced the formation of a joint venture to provide inpatient rehabilitation and critical illness recovery care in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
As part of the agreement, CHS will contribute its existing 36-bed Lutheran Health Network Rehabilitation Hospital of Fort Wayne, to the joint venture.
Additionally, the companies plan to build a new specialty hospital that provides inpatient rehabilitation and critical illness recovery (licensed by CMS as long-term acute care) services. Select Medical will serve as the majority owner and managing partner.
“We look forward to partnering with Lutheran Health Network to provide high-quality specialty inpatient rehabilitative and critical illness recovery care in Fort Wayne and surrounding communities,” said Tom Mullin, executive vice president of hospital operations at Select Medical. “The partnership also marks Select Medical’s first rehabilitation hospital in Indiana and a return of much-needed critical illness recovery care in the region. The joint venture further expands Select Medical’s state-wide continuum of post-acute care, which currently includes three critical illness recovery hospitals and 40 outpatient rehabilitation centers.”
The joint venture rehabilitation hospital will serve those recovering from debilitating illnesses and injuries, including stroke and other neurological disorders, brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputation, and other complex orthopedic conditions.
“Lutheran Health Network is committed to meeting the health needs of our community,” said Clyde Wood, CEO of Lutheran Hospital. “Our collaboration with Select Medical will expand inpatient rehabilitation services and bring much-needed critical illness recovery care to the campus of Lutheran Hospital, as well as complement the high level of acute care we provide to our patients.”
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