University Hospitals, Cleveland, and Centerre Healthcare Corp., Nashville, are building what officials are calling “the most technologically advanced” comprehensive rehabilitation hospital in the country.
Ohio facility to put emphasis on technology
Construction on the $17 million, 50,000-square-foot facility is scheduled for completion in October 2012 in Beachwood, Ohio. The freestanding 40-bed hospital will offer physical, occupation and speech language therapy, along with specialized rehabilitation nursing plus a variety of clinical services for patients healing from complex neurological, orthopaedic and cardiac conditions. There's also a dedicated brain-injury unit and specialized stroke program.
“Adding this new rehabilitation hospital to the UH system ensures that patients who need intensive physical rehabilitation are receiving the highest quality of care that is the hallmark of our nationally recognized health system,” UH Chief Executive Officer Thomas F. Zenty III said in a statement.
The facility replaces services offered at a 20-bed center inside UH's main campus in Cleveland. The new hospital will employ about 150 and will be located about two miles from the $298 million, 144-bed and 435,000-square-foot UH Ahuia Medical Center, which opened last year.
Cogdell Spencer will develop the project and Earl Swensson Associates will serve as the architects.
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