Arroyo Grande Community Hospital (AGCH) has announced  a joint venture with Kindred Rehabilitation Services (KRS), a business unit of LifePoint Health, to construct and operate a new inpatient rehabilitation hospital on Dignity Health’s Arroyo Grande Community Hospital campus in California.

The approximately 46,000ft2 hospital will be built next to the existing rehabilitation centre.

It will expand the present 20-bed Acute Rehabilitation Center within AGCH, which is also managed by KRS.

The new hospital will double the number of beds to 40 all-private patient rooms.

 It will focus on  rehabilitation of patients who undergo from stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, complex neurological disorders, orthopaedic conditions, multiple trauma, amputation, and other injuries or disorders.

It will feature advanced multidisciplinary therapy gymnasiums equipped with the latest therapeutic technologies, including augmented reality balance training, and therapy bionics.

Furthermore, it will have a therapeutic courtyard with exterior facilities to support patient care.

Arroyo Grande Community Hospital president and CEO Sue Andersen said: “The current Acute Rehabilitation Center is a great asset for our community, and we know expanding our facility would allow the opportunity to care for a greater number of patients.

 “This new hospital will double the size of the unit and advance the treatment options and technology for our patients. We are excited about the expanded partnership with KRS to increase and improve our inpatient rehabilitation services.”

The hospital is anticipated to break ground in the fall of 2023.

The project is expected to be completed by spring of 2025.