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Rehabilitation Hospital of Columbus Now Open

Columbus, Ga. (September 12, 2023)— Piedmont and Encompass Health (NYSE: EHC) announce the opening of Rehabilitation Hospital of Columbus, a 40-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital located at 8321 Veterans Parkway in Columbus, Georgia. The hospital serves patients recovering from debilitating illnesses and injuries including strokes and other neurological disorders, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations and complex orthopedic conditions.

In addition to 24-hour nursing care, the Rehabilitation Hospital of Columbus offers physical, occupational and speech therapies to restore functional ability and quality of life. Care is provided by highly specialized nurses, therapists and physicians. The hospital features all private patient rooms, a large therapy gym, an activities of daily living suite, dialysis suite, a therapy courtyard, a cafeteria and a dayroom.

“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,” said Kendra Sermarini, CEO of Rehabilitation Hospital of Columbus. “Both Piedmont and Encompass Health have a proven track record of quality and patient satisfaction and are united in our mission of providing specialized care, close to home. We look forward to positively impacting the lives of many.”

The hospital is an expansion of the joint venture partnership between Piedmont and Encompass Health. The joint venture also includes Encompass Health of Newnan, Rehabilitation Hospital of Henry, Regional Rehabilitation Hospital in Phenix City, and a hospital-in-hospital currently under construction inside Piedmont Atlanta Hospital. Piedmont and Encompass Health have also announced plans for a hospital in Athens, Georgia.

"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," said Scott Hill, CEO of Piedmont Columbus Regional. “We are excited to expand our presence to bring high quality, cost-effective inpatient rehabilitation services to individuals in the Columbus community.”

The Rehabilitation Hospital of Columbus is Encompass Health’s 159th inpatient rehabilitation hospital nationwide and its sixth location in Georgia.

Read more information about the hospital’s services.

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