Kindred Healthcare LLC and University of Louisville (UofL) Health announce a joint venture to build and operate an inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

The 55,000-square-foot, two-story rehabilitation facility will feature 40 private rooms and will 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. Plans are to include large multidisciplinary therapy gymnasiums outfitted with therapeutic technologies such as augmented reality balance training, therapy bionics and a full body exoskeleton, as well as a therapeutic courtyard with exterior amenities, according to a media release.

“We are proud to partner with UofL Health to offer the Louisville community increased access to high-quality inpatient rehabilitation services. Frazier Rehab has an impressive legacy, with more than 60 years in rehab care, and we are excited to work alongside them to improve patients’ lives. This new hospital will be dedicated to passionately advocating for and providing hope, healing and recovery to patients in its care.”

— Jason Zachariah, Kindred’s President and Chief Operating Officer

“This new inpatient rehabilitation hospital will combine Kindred’s national expertise in rehab excellence with Frazier Rehab’s first-in-class care and leading innovation. The new hospital will increase access to our rehab services, addressing unmet needs in our growing community.”

— Tom Miller, CEO of UofL Health

The hospital is expected to open by the fourth quarter of calendar year 2022, per the release.

[Source(s): Kindred Healthcare LLC, UofL Health, Business Wire]

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