The Rehabilitation Institute of Ohio, a joint venture between Premier Health and Encompass Health, formerly known as the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Dayton, has started serving patients in its new home in Dayton, according to a media release.

The freestanding inpatient rehabilitation hospital includes 60 private patient rooms, a therapy gym, an in-house pharmacy, courtyard, dialysis suite, three bariatric rooms, an isolation room, dining room and dayroom areas.

“We are excited to begin serving patients in our new hospital location, which is specifically designed with our patients’ needs in mind,” says Barb Jacobsmeyer, executive vice president and president of inpatient hospitals at Encompass Health, in the release. “Our partnership with Premier Health will continue to strengthen the exceptional, life-changing rehabilitation services being provided to our patients.” 

Complementing local acute care services, the hospital will care for patients overcoming debilitating illnesses and injuries including strokes and other neurological disorders, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations and complex orthopedic conditions. It offers physical, occupational and speech therapies as well as 24-hour nursing care that aim to restore functional ability and quality of life.

“This project unites the strengths of both our organizations under one roof,” says Mary Boosalis, president and CEO of Premier Health. “As the region’s only Level I trauma center, Miami Valley Hospital must maintain a significant number of inpatient rehabilitation beds to serve trauma patients and others from across the region. This joint venture will help us serve that community need while delivering great value and care for our patients.”

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