The additional 76,056ft² hospital is located on Brooks’ existing 115-acre campus in the Bartram Park area of Jacksonville, Florida.
This campus includes a 100-bed skilled nursing facility at present in addition to a three-storey, 61-unit assisted living facility and two Green House 12-bed memory care homes.
Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital – Bartram Campus joins the two existing rehabilitation hospitals to address the demands of a growing population.
The new hospital provides care after a stroke, orthopedic surgery, transplant, brain injury, spinal cord injury or other disabling illness or injury.
Brooks Rehabilitation president and CEO Doug Baer said: “For more than 50 years, thousands of patients world-wide have come to Brooks Rehabilitation for exceptional care after a stroke, brain injury, orthopedic surgery, transplant, spinal cord injury or other disabling illness.
“This new hospital will allow us to expand access to even more patients in need of our specialised services.”
Multiple clinical disciplines including physicians, therapists, nurses, case managers and the Brooks projects team are part of the hospital’s design committee.
The hospital also features new therapy spaces, activities of daily living (ADL) suite.
Bryan Murphy has been selected as vice president of operations for the new hospital.
Murphy said: “Our acute care partners rely on us to be able to serve complex patients – and our complexity is at the top 1% in the nation.
“Our Bartram hospital features the innovative technology, clinical expertise and proven treatments that we’ve been providing for more than 50 years at our University Campus hospital.”