Healthcare company PeaceHealth and Lifepoint Health division Lifepoint Rehabilitation have entered into a joint venture (JV) partnership for constructing and operating a new inpatient rehabilitation facility in Springfield, Oregon, US.

The 67,000ft2 facility will comprise 50 private rooms and nearly double the patient capacity of the current PeaceHealth acute rehabilitation unit.

Lifepoint Rehabilitation currently manages the PeaceHealth acute rehabilitation unit at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center, University District.

The new rehabilitation facility will also include a 12-bed acquired brain injury unit, which is said to be a first in the area. It will be housed on the PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at the RiverBend annexe complex.

Furthermore, the facility will offer nursing, physical, occupational, and speech pathology treatments for adult people recovering from disorders such as stroke, brain or spinal cord injury, neurological disease, and other severe illnesses or injuries.

With the new extension, PeaceHealth and Lifepoint Rehabilitation will be able to improve the region’s access to inpatient rehabilitation services, meeting a large community need.

Lifepoint Rehabilitation will manage the facility’s day-to-day operations.

PeaceHealth Oregon Network chief executive Todd Salnas said: “Both PeaceHealth and Lifepoint Rehabilitation share a strong commitment to providing high-quality care.

“We are pleased to partner with Lifepoint Rehabilitation as we expand access to critically needed inpatient rehabilitation services in our community. We look forward to providing both an enhanced level of care and an increased access to care for rehabilitation patients throughout the region.”

Subject to customary regulatory approvals, construction for this new inpatient rehabilitation facility is anticipated to commence in 2025 with opening expected in 2026.

Once built, the PeaceHealth rehabilitation facility will enter Lifepoint Rehabilitation’s growing network of over 30 inpatient rehabilitation facilities nationwide.