BRYAN, Texas – HealthSouth Corporation and St. Joseph Health hosted a grand opening celebration for St. Joseph Health Rehabilitation Hospital, a partnership with HealthSouth, on Tuesday, Aug. 9. Approximately 150 hospital employees, members of the community and healthcare and community leaders attended the event which included hospital tours and a ribbon cutting ceremony. A presentation was held prior to the ribbon cutting and included remarks from HealthSouth President and CEO Jay Grinney, St. Joseph Health President and CEO Rick Napper, Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Royce Hickman and St. Joseph Health Rehabilitation Hospital CEO Amy Gray. St. Joseph Health Vice President of Mission Integration Sister Penny Dunn performed a blessing ceremony for the new hospital.
“Our partnership with HealthSouth and the expansion of inpatient rehabilitation services is another example of our commitment to lead the advancement of healthcare for our community,” said Rick Napper, President and CEO for St. Joseph Health. “As we consider our expanding population and the projected growth rate for those 65 and older here in the Brazos Valley, we feel it is important that our community have access to best in class rehabilitation services designed to meet changing needs and increasing demand.”
The 49-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital opened to patients on Monday, Aug. 1. The newly renovated space, located at 1600 St. Joseph Dr. near the St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital campus, includes an on-site pharmacy, state-of-the-art technologies and an expanded on-site therapy gym. The hospital, which is fully ADA accessible, provides inpatient rehabilitation services including occupational, physical and speech therapies to patients who are recovering from conditions such as stroke and other neurological disorders, cardiac and pulmonary conditions, brain and spinal cord injuries, complex orthopedic conditions and amputations.
“This rehabilitation hospital is the product of two healthcare leaders coming together with patient care and needs in mind,” says Gray. “We look forward to taking first steps with patients after a hip fracture, assisting them with safely returning to their favorite hobbies after a stroke and helping them say their first words after experiencing a brain injury. This hospital will provide the expertise, the space and the tools needed to accomplish those goals as well as integrating these patients back into the community.”
About St. Joseph Health
Established in 1936, St. Joseph Health is a faith-based, not-for-profit health system committed to excellence and compassion in caring for the mind, body and spirit while creating healthier communities. St. Joseph Health is comprised of five hospital facilities across the Brazos Valley, including Regional Hospital, the region’s highest level trauma center. St. Joseph Medical Group operates more than a dozen primary and specialty care clinics around the region, offering expert care, closer to home. St. Joseph Health is a part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), one of the nation’s largest health systems. For more information, visit CHIStjoseph.org.
HealthSouth is one of the nation’s largest providers of post-acute healthcare services, offering both facility-based and home-based post-acute services in 34 states and Puerto Rico through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies, and hospice agencies. HealthSouth can be found on the Web at healthsouth.com.
Publish date:Wednesday, August 10, 2016
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