Kindred Healthcare has announced a joint venture with Community Health Network to construct and operate a third inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana, US.

The new 40-bed, 50,000ft2, two-storey hospital will feature all private rooms. It  will deliver acute rehabilitation for patients with various disorders, including stroke, traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury.

According to the companies, the new facility will have advanced therapeutic technologies, including augmented reality balance training, therapy bionics and a full body exoskeleton.

Kindred Rehabilitation Hospitals chief operating officer Russ Bailey said: “We are excited to build on our relationship with Community Health – one of the nation’s leading health care providers – to offer the Indianapolis community increased access to high-quality inpatient rehabilitation services.

“As with our two existing hospitals that we operate with Community, this new hospital will be dedicated to passionately advocating for and providing hope, healing and recovery to patients in its care.”

In Indianapolis, the partners opened Community Rehabilitation Hospital North in June 2013 and Community Rehabilitation Hospital South in August 2018.

Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services east division vice-president Jim Ransom said: “The Community Rehabilitation hospitals in Indianapolis have provided high-quality and compassionate rehabilitative care, exceeding the national benchmark for patients discharged to their home or community.

“The community’s response has demonstrated the need for additional rehabilitation services in the Indianapolis area, and we are eager to meet that need.”

In June this year, Kindred Healthcare expanded rehabilitation services at five of its long-term acute care hospitals in the US.

The company is adding 60-bed acute inpatient rehabilitation units at its hospitals in Houston metro area, as well as Fort Lauderdale, St. Petersburg and Green Cove Springs, Florida.