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Piedmont & Encompass Health Break Ground on Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital in Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ga., May 18, 2022 – Piedmont and Encompass Health hosted a groundbreaking ceremony today for the future inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Columbus. The 40-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital will be located at 8321 Veterans Parkway and is expected to begin caring for patients in summer 2023.

The future freestanding hospital will care for patients recovering from debilitating illnesses and injuries, including stroke and other neurological disorders, amputations and complex orthopedic conditions and will feature all private patient rooms, a spacious therapy gym with advanced rehabilitation technologies, an activities of daily living suite, and a cafeteria, dining room, pharmacy and therapy courtyard.

The hospital will be an expansion of the current joint venture partnership between Encompass Health and Piedmont, which includes three hospitals- Encompass Health of Newnan, Rehabilitation Hospital of Henry, and Regional Rehabilitation Hospital in Phenix City– plus a future location inside Piedmont Atlanta Hospital.

“We are excited to expand our inpatient rehabilitation services to Columbus, through this continued joint venture partnership with Piedmont,” said Brad Kennedy, President of Encompass Health’s South Central Region. “Together, we are dedicated to improving the quality of life of for our patients and providing exceptional post-acute care for individuals in the local community and beyond.”

“We are honored to serve patients in the greater Columbus area through this future hospital in partnership with Encompass Health,” said Scott Hill, CEO of Piedmont Columbus Regional. “We are excited to begin construction on the new hospital and look forward to providing a place where local residents can regain function, strength, hope and independence before re-joining their community.”

Complementing local acute care services, the future hospital will offer inpatient physical rehabilitation inclusive of physical, occupational and speech therapies as well as 24-hour nursing care that aim to restore functional ability and quality of life. Care will be provided by an interdisciplinary team of highly specialized nurses, therapists and physicians.

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