Encompass Health, Ascension St. John to construct rehabilitation hospital in US

9 February 2021 (Last Updated February 9th, 2021 12:50)

US-based healthcare services provider Encompass Health and Ascension St. John are planning to construct a new rehabilitation hospital in Owasso, Oklahoma.

Encompass Health, Ascension St. John to construct rehabilitation hospital in US
Encompass Health, Ascension St. John are planning to build a new rehabilitation hospital in Oklahoma. Credit: Silas Camargo Silão from Pixabay.

US-based healthcare services provider Encompass Health and Ascension St. John are planning to construct a new rehabilitation hospital in Owasso, Oklahoma.

The inpatient hospital will have 40 beds and is said to be the second location of the joint venture and will offer physical, occupational and speech therapies.

It will also offer 24-hour nursing care, to restore functional ability and quality of life and will take care of the patients recovering from debilitating illnesses and injuries.

These include strokes and other neurological disorders, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations and complex orthopaedic conditions.

Encompass Health inpatient hospitals executive vice-president and president Barb Jacobsmeyer said: “Through the opening of our second hospital with Ascension St. John, we’ll be able to support even more individuals in need of intensive, rehabilitation services provided in a hospital setting.

“Since opening our Broken Arrow hospital in 2016, we have seen an increased demand for our care, and we will continue to work closely with the team at Ascension St. John to make sure our patients are receiving the high-quality care they deserve.”

The future hospital will comprise all private patient rooms, a spacious therapy gym equipped with advanced rehabilitation technologies and activities of daily living suite, cafeteria, dining room, pharmacy and therapy courtyard.

Ascension St. John regional president and chief operating officer Mike McBride said: “We are thrilled to be partnering with Encompass Health on this rehabilitation hospital in Owasso.

“This new facility represents our commitment to providing accessible, personalised care for our patients. We are very pleased to expand our rehabilitation services for the communities we serve.”