As the Florida Legislature recently passed HB21 repealing certain Certificate of Need (CON) state requirements, Everest Rehabilitation Hospitals now plans to invest more than $24M in a physical rehabilitation hospital and add more than 100 jobs to the expanding region of West Palm Beach, Florida.
The hospital will serve patients recovering from stroke, brain injury, neurological conditions, trauma, spinal cord injury, speech impediments, amputation, pulmonary disease, orthopedic injury, COVID-19, and other medically complex conditions.
Each identical 40,000-square-foot, 36-bed, single story physical rehabilitation hospital is predesigned with an option to add an additional 17 private rooms should the market dictate the need for expansion. It also features all private rooms complete with contemporary art, a 55-inch flat screen TV and a private luxury bathroom.
To better serve the needs of patients, Everest hospitals include spacious, technologically advanced equipped inpatient and outpatient physical therapy gyms, a large outdoor mobility courtyard for therapeutic use, aqua therapy, a completely furnished life skills training apartment with a full kitchen and bathroom, in-house dialysis, and an in-house pharmacy. In addition are several family gathering areas, an extra-large dining hall and an outdoor patio.
Everest Rehabilitation Hospital in West Palm Beach, Florida will create over 100 jobs and provide for an $8 million-dollar a year payroll to the community, according to a media release.
“We are ecstatic for the opportunity to serve the West Palm Beach, Lake Park, Boynton Beach, Palm Beach, Palm Springs, Cypress Lakes and surrounding communities. The level of care in our acute physical rehabilitation hospital setting cannot be provided at other levels of care such as skilled nursing facilities (SNF).
“We provide one to one physical therapy, five to seven days a week, daily medical visits by rehabilitation physicians and a strong 24 hour a day nurse to patient ratio that contributes to optimal outcomes and the highest quality of care.”
— Jay Quintana, Everest Rehabilitation’s CEO
[Source(s): Everest Rehabilitation Hospitals, PRWeb]