Kindred Healthcare and Dignity Health will build a second inpatient rehabilitation hospital in the Phoenix area to serve a growing need, according to a news release.
Louisville, Kentucky-based Kindred and San Francisco-based Dignity, through Dignity Community Care, first opened the Dignity Health East Valley Rehabilitation Hospital in Chandler, Arizona, in 2016.
The new 40-bed, 50,000-square-foot rehabilitation facility will be located in Gilbert, Arizona and is expected to open by the fourth quarter of 2021, according to the release.
The hospital will focus on acute rehabilitation for patients who experience a stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, complex neurological disorders, orthopedic conditions, multiple trauma, amputation and other injuries or disorders. It will have therapy gymnasiums with augmented reality balance training, therapy bionics and a full body exoskeleton.
"The community's response has demonstrated the need for additional rehabilitation services in the Phoenix area, and we are eager to meet that need," Sharon Smeltzer, west division vice president of Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services, said in a prepared statement.
Kindred posts annual revenues of about $3.2 billion and employs 31,800 workers at 1,721 locations in 46 states, including 64 long-term acute care hospitals, 21 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, 10 sub-acute units, 95 inpatient rehabilitation units, among others.
In Arizona, Dignity operates six acute-care hospitals, clinics, urgent cares, insurance providers, an accountable care organization and other clinical partnerships. The Dignity Health Medical Group includes hundreds of physicians in Arizona with a number of specialties.