Piedmont and Encompass Health have opened the Rehabilitation Hospital of Columbus in Georgia to provide care for patients recovering from various illnesses and injuries.

This 40-bed inpatient rehabilitation facility caters to patients recovering from strokes, neurological disorders, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations, and complex orthopaedic conditions.

It offers round-the-clock nursing care, along with physical, occupational, and speech therapies.

The hospital features private patient rooms and offers amenities, including a therapy gym, dialysis suite, and therapy courtyard.

Rehabilitation Hospital of Columbus CEO Kendra Sermarini said: “We are excited to open this state-of-the-art hospital to help individuals recovering from injury or illness regain strength and build confidence with the goal of returning to an independent life.

“Both Piedmont and Encompass Health have a proven track record of quality and patient satisfaction and are united in our mission of providing specialised care, close to home.”

This new hospital strengthens the ongoing joint venture alliance between Piedmont and Encompass Health, with several other rehabilitation hospitals planned in Georgia.

It represents Encompass Health’s 159th inpatient rehabilitation hospital nationwide and its sixth site in Georgia.

Piedmont Columbus Regional CEO Scott Hill said: “We’re grateful for the partnership between Piedmont Columbus Regional and Encompass Health that has grown to include multiple hospitals across the state over the past 20 years.

“We are excited to expand our presence to bring high quality, cost-effective inpatient rehabilitation services to individuals in the Columbus community.”