Encompass Health Corp. plans to build a 40-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Cape Coral, Fla., according to a news release.
Land is under contract for the new facility, which will be named the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Cape Coral. A projected opening date was not available.
The hospital will serve patients recovering from debilitating illnesses and injuries, including strokes and other neurological disorders, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations and complex orthopedic conditions and will provide physical, occupational and speech therapies and 24-hour care by registered nurses. the release said.
The medical staff will include physicians experienced in physical medicine and rehabilitation as well as internal medicine, cardiology, infectious disease and nephrology, Encompass said.
"The Cape Coral and Fort Meyers areas continue to grow, and with that comes the need for additional healthcare services," Linda Wilder, president of Encompass Health's southeast region, said in a prepared statement. "Given our long tenure operating hospitals in Florida for over 30 years, we've watched the need for intensive rehabilitation services increase in those communities."
In Florida, Encompass has 12 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, 19 home health locations, one hospital under construction in north Tampa and one hospital under construction in Pensacola.
Birmingham, Ala.-based Encompass operates 136 hospitals, 245 home health locations, and 83 hospice locations in 39 states and Puerto Rico.