Kindred Healthcare, LLC and Dignity Health announced a joint venture to build and operate their second inpatient rehabilitation hospital in the Phoenix market.
Kindred and Dignity Community Care opened Dignity Health East Valley Rehabilitation Hospital in Chandler in 2016. To serve the growing need for inpatient rehabilitation services in Phoenix, Kindred and Dignity determined that developing a second hospital would address increasing demand for these services.
This new 40-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital will be located in Gilbert. The 50KSF, two-story rehabilitation facility 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.
Large multidisciplinary therapy gymnasiums will be outfitted with therapeutic technologies, including augmented reality balance training, therapy bionics and a full body exoskeleton. The hospital will also include a therapeutic courtyard with exterior amenities, such as a golf chipping range, pickle ball and cornhole.
Kindred expects the hospital to open by the fourth quarter of 2021, subject to regulatory and other approvals.