Baylor Scott & White Health and Select Medical announce the opening of a fourth inpatient rehabilitation hospital as part of their newly expanded joint venture.

The 36-bed hospital, located in Lakeway, Tex, will operate under the name Baylor Scott & white Institute for Rehabilitation – Lakeway.

The expansion also includes 16 Select Medical outpatient rehabilitation clinics and six Baylor Scott & White Health outpatient rehabilitation clinics that were acquired by the joint venture on July 1, and will now operate as outpatient departments of Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation – Lakeway, according to a media release from Select Medical.

The joint venture was originally formed in 2011 in North Texas and now includes 88 outpatient rehabilitation clinics, four inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, and home health rehabilitation services, collectively staffed by more than 1,900 employees.

“We’re excited to expand our joint venture and take our first step into the Austin area caring for more patients with the addition of Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation – Lakeway,” says Select Medical Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital Division President Jeffrey Ruskan, in the release. “This opening also increases our national footprint as Select Medical’s twenty sixth inpatient rehabilitation hospital.”

“These two organizations, each with deep expertise, together will elevate the rehabilitation services offered in the Austin area,” said Jay Fox, president, Baylor Scott & White Health – Austin/Round Rock region. “We continue to grow our footprint for those we serve.”

Baylor Scott & White Health includes four medical centers and more than 20 clinics in Travis and Williamson counties in North Texas. It most recently expanded into Hays County with a primary care clinic, and its newest medical centers are currently being built in Pflugerville and Buda.

The Select Medical specialized post-acute care network supports more than 100 hospitals and 1,600 outpatient rehabilitation clinics with 42,000 employees, the release continues.

[Source(s): Select Medical, PR Newswire]