Knoxville will get a new $45M trauma injury rehab hospital
A new 57-bed rehabilitation hospital is coming to Knoxville in 2021, thanks to collaboration between three health care companies.
The state approved the building of the Knoxville Rehabilitation Hospital, a partnership between Kindred Health Care, Tennova Healthcare and the University of Tennessee Medical Center, according to a news release from the three organizations.
The total cost for the project is $45 million, said Tennova Healthcare spokesperson Ann Metz. It will be on Tennova-owned land near the corner of Middlebrook Pike and Old Weisbgarber Road.
Patients across an 11-county region with impairments resulting from a traumatic medical situation such as a stroke or brain injury, orthopedic conditions or neurological illness will be served at the 68,000-square-foot facility, according to the release. The majority of patients are expected to be seniors, but younger patients recovering from traumatic incidents also will be served.
There will be private rooms along with a cooking therapy room and a therapy gym.
Tennova hospitals will relocate 57 licensed inpatient rehabilitation beds to the new center.
“We’re very excited to be working together with other reputable healthcare partners in our region — and at the national level — to do what’s best for our community’s healthcare needs,' said Joe Landsman, president and chief executive officer of UTMC.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel
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Published June 28, 2019