Encompass Health Corp was recently awarded a certificate of need by the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board to build a 40-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Shiloh, Illinois. The hospital is expected to operate as a joint venture between Encompass Health and BJC HealthCare, according to a media release.

The future hospital will offer physical, occupational and speech therapies as well as 24-hour nursing care that aim to restore functional ability and quality of life, for patients recovering from illnesses and injuries including strokes and other neurological disorders, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations and complex orthopedic conditions.

The hospital’s medical staff will be comprised of physicians experienced in physical medicine and rehabilitation as well as other specialties including internal medicine, cardiology, infectious disease and nephrology to assist in the medical management of a complex patient population. The hospital will feature all private patient rooms, a spacious therapy gym with advanced rehabilitation technologies and an activities of daily living suite, cafeteria, dining room, pharmacy and therapy courtyard, the release continues.

Fulfilling Demand for High-Quality Care

“Since 2001, we have worked closely with the BJC HealthCare team to help patients achieve great outcomes through our joint venture hospital in St Louis. This new hospital will allow us to continue providing that same connected care in an area with a growing demand for high-quality, rehabilitative services.”

— Barb Jacobsmeyer, executive vice president and president of inpatient hospitals at Encompass Health

“Bringing an acute rehabilitation hospital to this region is a big win for the residents of Southwestern Illinois. We are pleased to work with Encompass Health in providing convenient access to these services.”

— Mike McManus, president of Memorial Hospital

Encompass Health and BJC HealthCare currently jointly operate a hospital in St. Louis and a satellite hospital location in St. Peters, Missouri, per the release.

[Source(s): Encompass Health Corp, PR Newswire]

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