Work Starts on Iowa Hospital

Wed February 06, 2019 - Midwest Edition #3
Encompass Health Corp.

Encompass Health Corp. will build its first inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Iowa.
Encompass Health Corp. will build its first inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Iowa.

Encompass Health Corp. announced Jan. 30 it will build its first inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Iowa.

The 40-bed, freestanding hospital will be located near the southwest corner of Oakdale Boulevard and Coral Court in Coralville and is expected to begin serving patients in the second quarter of 2020.

"We are excited to extend our services to Iowa through this state-of-the-art hospital in Coralville. For more than 30 years, Encompass Health has delivered high-quality rehabilitative services with a goal of helping patients return to their communities after facing a life-altering illness or injury," said Troy DeDecker, president of Encompass Health's central region. "Beginning 2020, we look forward to providing patients in Johnson County and the surrounding communities with rehabilitative care that is tailored to meet their needs."

In addition to 40 private patient rooms, the hospital will include a large therapy gym, rehabilitation technologies, activities-of-daily-living suite, dining room, in-house pharmacy and courtyard.

It will provide comprehensive rehabilitative services to patients overcoming major illnesses and injuries including stroke and other neurological disorders, brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputation and complex orthopedic conditions.

Construction is expected to begin in spring 2019, and the project will represent an investment of approximately $27 million. The hospital will join Encompass Health's central region, which includes 19 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals located in Kansas, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio and a portion of Tennessee, with one additional location currently under construction in South Dakota.

Encompass Health offers both facility-based and home-based patient care through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies and hospice agencies. With a national footprint that includes 130 hospitals and 278 home health and hospice locations in 36 states and Puerto Rico, the company is committed to delivering high-quality, cost-effective, integrated care across the healthcare continuum.

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