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New Rehabilitation Hospital Serving Patients in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Flor. (May 16, 2024) – North Florida Rehabilitation Hospital celebrated its grand opening today with a community open house and ribbon cutting ceremony. The new 50-bed facility is operated by Lifepoint Rehabilitation, a business unit of Lifepoint Health, and is the region’s first free-standing inpatient rehabilitation facility west of the St. Johns River.  

“Today we open the doors to western Jacksonville’s first freestanding inpatient rehabilitation hospital,” said Scott Rotsted, CEO of North Florida Rehabilitation Hospital. “We are proud to meet this region’s growing need for specialized rehabilitative care as we help patients regain their functional independence and return to their homes, families and communities as soon as possible. With our investment in leading-edge technology and evidence-driven therapies, we can better serve patients recovering from illness and injury.”

Lifepoint Rehabilitation brings its personalized inpatient care model to the new facility, focusing on acute rehabilitation and recovery for patients who suffer from stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, complex neurological disorders, orthopedic conditions, multiple traumas, amputation and other injuries or disorders.

“This is an exciting day for our team at Lifepoint Rehabilitation as we welcome patients to North Florida Rehabilitation Hospital,” said Russ Bailey, president of Lifepoint Rehabilitation. “We are committed to expanding access to high-quality, evidence-driven specialty care, and we are pleased to bring new and vitally needed services to this region. Congratulations to Scott Rotsted and our team of caregivers here at North Florida Rehabilitation Hospital. I look forward to seeing all you do to advance our mission of making communities healthier.”

The 60,000 square-foot facility was structurally designed to create a therapeutic environment for patients and is outfitted with leading-edge amenities and adaptive units, including a 12-bed brain injury unit, multidisciplinary therapy gymnasiums, a specialized “activities of daily living” suite, and outdoor courtyards designed to promote patient ambulation and activity.

North Florida Rehabilitation Hospital is located at 7775 Volunteer Way. For information about hospital services and career opportunities, please visit


About North Florida Rehabilitation Hospital

North Florida Rehabilitation Hospital is a state-of-the-art, 50-bed inpatient acute rehabilitation hospital dedicated to the treatment and recovery of individuals who have experienced the debilitating effects of a severe injury or illness. North Florida Rehabilitation Hospital strives to maximize the health, function, and quality of life of those it serves through comprehensive physical medicine and rehabilitation programs. Its customized, intense rehabilitation programs are tailored to the individual needs of those recovering from stroke, brain injury, neurological conditions, trauma, spinal cord injury, amputation, and orthopedic injury. North Florida Rehabilitation Hospital is operated by Lifepoint Rehabilitation, a business unit of Lifepoint Health.

About Lifepoint Rehabilitation

With more than 40 freestanding inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs), Lifepoint Rehabilitation 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. Through its IRFs and more than 250 hospital-based rehabilitation units, medical/surgical and outpatient therapy settings, Lifepoint Rehabilitation brings proven rehabilitation management and services expertise to help our patients recover and return home quickly from a number of conditions, including strokes, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, orthopedic injuries, neurological conditions, amputations and trauma. Lifepoint Rehabilitation is a business unit of Brentwood, Tennessee-based Lifepoint Health.

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