Hospitals-within-hospitals set. Select Medical Corp., Mechanicsburg, Pa., said last week that it will open two long-term acute-care hospitals within hospitals in Michigan and Pennsylvania, respectively. Select will open a 31-bed long-term acute-care hospital within 263-bed Holy Spirit Health System, Camp Hill, Pa., and a 30-bed long-term acute-care hospital within 428-bed St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, Pontiac, Mich. At deadline, information about when the new sites would open was unavailable. Select also said it has secured an increase in its bank credit facility to $252 million from $226 million. With the two openings, Select will operate 58 long-term acute-care hospitals in 21 states, as well as 675 outpatient rehabilitation clinics.
Advocat to sell subsidiary. Post-acute provider Advocat, Franklin, Tenn., last week signed a letter of intent to sell its Canadian subsidiary to Counsel Corp., Toronto, for $8 million. The sale includes 13 nursing homes and 23 assisted-living facilities. Advocat said the sale would help the company improve its liquidity and meet loan covenants. Also, Counsel said it would sell its last U.S. assets-three Florida nursing homes operated by Advocat-for $7 million to the mortgage holders. Including its Canadian subsidiary, Advocat operates 56 assisted-living facilities and 64 nursing homes.
SemperCare to open facility. SemperCare, Dallas, is scheduled to open a 30-bed long-term acute-care unit by the end of this month in space leased from 381-bed Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, Colorado Springs, Colo. The unit will occupy the fifth floor of the hospital, which is part of Centura Health. The SemperCare unit continues Penrose's strategy of leasing unused space to other medical-related concerns, including a hospice and palliative-care center, a county-run tobacco education and prevention program, and a mental-health consumer resource center.