Encompass Health Corp announces it has placed land under contract and plans to build a freestanding, 50-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Naples, Florida, to be named Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Naples.

Complementing local acute care services, the hospital will care 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 will provide physical, occupational and speech therapies that aim to restore functional ability and quality of life and 24–hour care by registered nurses, many of whom are certified in rehabilitation nursing.

The medical staff will be comprised of physicians experienced in physical medicine and rehabilitation as well as other specialties such as internal medicine, cardiology, infectious disease and nephrology to assist in the medical management and support a complex patient population, it notes in a media release.

“This new, state-of-the-art inpatient rehabilitation hospital will augment the already strong healthcare delivery system in the area. We look forward to serving the community and becoming part of a well–coordinated healthcare delivery network.”

— Linda Wilder, president of Encompass Health’s southeast region

“We are excited about the Encompass Health hospital coming to Collier County and providing exceptional medical services and high-paying jobs in our community.”

— Nick Casalanguida, deputy county manager for Collier County

The hospital will feature all private patient rooms, a therapy gym with advanced rehabilitation technologies, and an activities of daily living suite, cafeteria, dining room, pharmacy and therapy courtyard.  

The planned hospital, once opened, will become part of Encompass Health’s national network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and home health and hospice agencies. The Company’s Florida footprint currently includes 12 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, a hospital under construction in north Tampa, and 19 home health locations. A construction timeline for the hospital has not yet been established, per the release.

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

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