US-based inpatient rehabilitation hospitals operator HealthSouth, and healthcare organisation Memorial Health have jointly commenced operations at the Savannah Rehabilitation Hospital in Georgia.
The new 50-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital provides physical rehabilitation for patients with stroke, trauma, brain and orthopaedic injuries, or other major illnesses or injuries.
HealthSouth Southeast region president Linda Wilder said: "This hospital provides residents of Savannah and the surrounding areas with continued access to high-quality physical rehabilitative care distinguished by intensive, individualised therapy and advanced technologies.
"The tremendous dedication and tireless efforts of Memorial Health, HealthSouth and our employees ensure a seamless transition for our patients with no interruptions to service or patient care."
Currently, Savannah Rehabilitation Hospital is carrying out operations on Memorial University Medical Center’s campus at 4700 Waters Avenue in Savannah, Georgia.
HealthSouth and Memorial Health have started construction of a new 50-bed rehabilitation facility in the first quarter of this year, which is located at 6510 Seawright Drive in Savannah.
Memorial Health president and CEO Maggie Gill said: "Our collaboration with HealthSouth allows us to continue as a premier provider of inpatient rehabilitation services while enjoying the benefits of partnering with the nation’s largest rehabilitation hospital company."
Memorial Health is a two-state healthcare organisation that provides services in a 35-county area in southeast Georgia and southern South Carolina. It includes a 654-bed academic medical centre, memorial primary and specialty physician networks, and a 24-hour call centre; NurseOne.
HealthSouth, through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, provides both facility-based and home-based post-acute services in 33 states, and Puerto Rico.