Encompass Health Corp announces it has placed land under contract and plans to build a freestanding, 40-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Cape Coral, Florida, to be named Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Cape Coral.

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.

“The Cape Coral and Fort Meyers areas continue to grow, and with that comes the need for additional healthcare services. Our new, state–of–the–art hospital will be designed based on our experience treating almost 190,000 physical rehabilitation patients annually in our hospitals throughout the country. We look forward to becoming part of a strong, well–managed healthcare network augmenting the continuum of care through this new hospital.”

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

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 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, 19 home health locations, one hospital under construction in north Tampa and one hospital under construction in Pensacola.

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

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