Encompass Health Corp announces it plans to build a freestanding, 50-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Johnston, Rhode Island. The hospital is expected to begin serving patients in 2024.

“We are excited to expand our rehabilitation services in the Northeast through this project, which will serve as Encompass Health’s first hospital in the state of Rhode Island,” said Pat Tuer, president of Encompass Health’s Northeast region. “We look forward to improving access to high-quality, individualized rehabilitative care and allowing more residents to receive specialized care close to home.”

Complementing local acute care services, this 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, pharmacy and therapy courtyard. 

About Encompass Health

Encompass Health owns and operates rehabilitation hospitals throughout the United States. Its national footprint includes 153 hospitals in 36 states and Puerto Rico. It is ranked as one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For and Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare.

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

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