Encompass Health Corp announces it plans to build a freestanding, 27-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital near Columbia, South Carolina.

The hospital will be built with the capacity to expand to 50 beds. Construction on the hospital is expected to begin in the third quarter of 2022 and the hospital is expected to begin providing inpatient rehabilitation services in the fourth quarter of 2023.

“We are excited to expand and grow our rehabilitation services in the Columbia, South Carolina area. Through the new inpatient rehabilitation hospital, we will provide our patients with coordinated and connected care that meets them where they are in their healthcare journeys and makes a positive difference in their lives.”

— Linda Wilder, president of Encompass Health’s South Atlantic region

Complementing local acute care services, this inpatient rehabilitation hospital will serve patients recovering from debilitating illnesses and injuries, including strokes and other neurological disorders, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations and complex orthopedic conditions. In addition to 24-hour nursing care, this hospital will offer physical, occupational and speech therapies to restore functional ability and quality of life. Care will be provided by highly specialized nurses, therapists and physicians.

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 will become part of Encompass Health’s national network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and home health and hospice agencies. The Company’s South Carolina footprint currently includes eight inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, three home health locations and one hospice location.

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

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