BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (February 22, 2022) – Kindred Rehabilitation Services, a wholly owned and operated business unit of LifePoint Health, today announced plans to build and operate a 50-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that will be located off Normandy Village Boulevard on Jacksonville’s west side.
The new hospital will have all private rooms and focus on acute rehabilitation for patients who suffer from stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, complex neurological disorders, orthopedic conditions, multiple trauma, amputation and other injuries or disorders. The rehabilitation facility will also feature multidisciplinary therapy gymnasiums outfitted with the latest therapeutic technologies, including augmented-reality balance training, therapy bionics and a full-body exoskeleton. Additionally, it will include a therapeutic courtyard with exterior amenities to support patient care and help patients return to daily living activities.
“The aging of our population brings a growing need for rehabilitation services that help individuals recover from injury or illness and return home more independent and more capable of performing the normal activities of daily living,” said Russ Bailey, President of Kindred Rehabilitation Services. “We are excited to expand access to this type of care to Jacksonville-area residents through the creation of this state-of-the-art, standalone hospital. We believe this facility and our skilled, compassionate caregivers will deliver the hope, healing and recovery that patients need, and in the process, help create a healthier community.”
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Jacksonville was one of 14 cities in the United States that experienced a population increase of more than 100,000 from 2010 to 2020. The specialty hospital will be the first freestanding inpatient rehabilitation facility in this fast-growing market located west of the St. John’s river.
“This location is ideally suited to bring rehabilitative services to underserved residents living on the west side of Jacksonville, in line with our goal of providing exceptional rehabilitative care where and when patients need it,” said Bailey. “We look forward to being a part of Jacksonville’s growth, advocating for patients, and helping them achieve their rehabilitation goals so they can return home healthier and more independent.”
The hospital is expected to open in 2023. Upon completion, it will be Kindred Rehabilitation Services’ fourth inpatient rehabilitation hospital located in the state of Florida.
About Kindred Rehabilitation Services
With nearly 30 stand-alone inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) across 17 states, Kindred Rehabilitation Services is a partner of choice for many major hospital systems in the creation of joint-venture operations that are industry-leading in clinical and financial outcomes. Kindred brings proven rehabilitation management and services expertise to help the nearly 30,000 patients we see each year in our specialty hospitals recover and return home quickly from any of a number of conditions, including stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, orthopedic injury, neurological conditions, amputation and trauma. Kindred Rehabilitation Services is a business unit of Brentwood, Tennessee-based LifePoint Health.
About LifePoint Health
LifePoint Health is a leader in community-based healthcare that serves patients and providers across the healthcare continuum. Driven by a mission of Making Communities Healthier, the company has a growing diversified healthcare delivery network comprised of more than 65 community hospital campuses, more than 30 rehabilitation and behavioral health hospitals and more than 170 additional sites of care, including acute rehabilitation units, outpatient centers and post-acute care facilities. Its 50,000 dedicated employees are leading innovations in care across 29 states. More information about LifePoint can be found at www.LifePointHealth.net.
Senior Vice President, Communications for Kindred Rehabilitation Services