BJC HealthCare and Encompass Health announce the opening of The Rehabilitation Institute of Southern Illinois, a 40-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Shiloh.

The hospital features all private patient rooms, a large therapy gym with advanced rehabilitation technologies and an activities of daily living suite, a therapy courtyard, a cafeteria and a dayroom.

The hospital serves 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, The Rehabilitation Institute of Southern Illinois offers physical, occupational and speech therapies to restore functional ability and quality of life. Care is provided by highly specialized nurses, therapists and physicians.

“I am very proud of this partnership as our BJC HealthCare affiliates and Encompass Health have a proven track record of quality, patient and family satisfaction, and reinvesting in cutting edge technology. This is a wonderful addition to the portfolio of services in the Metro East. It’s a big win for local residents.”

— Joan Magruder, BJC HealthCare Group President

“We are excited to open this new hospital in Shiloh as a joint venture between Encompass Health, a national leader in post-acute healthcare services, and Protestant Memorial Medical Center, Inc, an affiliate of BJC HealthCare, one of the largest non-profit healthcare organizations in the country. We remain committed to making a difference in the communities we serve by improving access to high-quality, individualized rehabilitative care.”

— Mark Tarr, president and chief executive officer for Encompass Health

The Rehabilitation Institute of Southern Illinois is Encompass Health’s 146th inpatient rehabilitation hospital and its second inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Illinois, with two additional Illinois hospitals also planned for 2022 opening.

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