Kindred Rehabilitation Services — a business unit of LifePoint Health — and South Florida Health announce a joint venture to build and operate a 40-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital located on land adjacent to Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

The new hospital will have all private rooms and focus on acute rehabilitation for patients who suffer from stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, complex neurological disorders, orthopedic conditions, multiple trauma, amputation and other injuries or disorders. The rehabilitation facility will also feature multidisciplinary therapy gymnasiums outfitted with the latest therapeutic technologies, including augmented reality balance training, therapy bionics and a full-body exoskeleton. Additionally, it will include a therapeutic courtyard with exterior amenities to support patient care and help patients return to daily living activities.

“We are excited to work with South Florida Health and Broward Health – one of the 10 largest public healthcare systems in the U.S. – to increase access to high-quality inpatient rehabilitation services in South Florida. As with our existing rehabilitation hospitals across the country, this new hospital will be dedicated to passionately advocating for patients and providing the hope, healing and recovery they need.”

— Russ Bailey, President, Kindred Rehabilitation Services

“We are thrilled to be able to bring much needed rehabilitation services to the citizens of Broward County. And working with a high-quality organization like Kindred Rehabilitation Services will ensure that the level of service is of the highest order.”

— Jim Petkas, CEO of South Florida Health

“One of Broward Health’s primary goals is to increase access to high-quality care. This new hospital, and the collaboration with Kindred Rehabilitation Services and South Florida Health, will help ensure that our patients have the ability to seamlessly transition from the recovery setting into rehabilitation, receiving care close to home as they reclaim their lives.”

— Shane Strum, President and CEO of Broward Health

The hospital is expected to open in Q3 2023.

[Source(s): Kindred Rehabilitation Services, Business Wire]