Kindred Rehabilitation Services and South Florida Health Announce Plans for Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital


BRENTWOOD, Tenn. & FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kindred Rehabilitation Services and South Florida Health today announced a joint venture to build and operate a 40-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital located on land adjacent to Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

The new hospital will have all private rooms and will focus on the acute rehabilitation of patients with stroke, head trauma, spinal cord injury, complex neurological disorders, orthopedic disorders, multiple trauma, amputation and other injuries or disorders. The rehab center will also feature multidisciplinary therapy gymnasiums equipped with the latest therapy technologies, including augmented reality balance training, bionic therapy and a full body exoskeleton. Additionally, it will include a therapy courtyard with outdoor amenities to support patient care and help patients return to daily activities.

“We are excited to work with South Florida Health and Broward Health – one of the 10 largest public health systems in the United States – to increase access to high-quality inpatient rehabilitation services in South Florida. Florida,” said Russ Bailey, president of Kindred Rehabilitation Services. . “As with our existing rehabilitation hospitals across the country, this new hospital will be dedicated to passionately advocating for patients and providing them with the hope, healing and recovery they need.”

“We are thrilled to be able to bring much-needed rehabilitation services to the citizens of Broward County,” said Jim Petkas, CEO of South Florida Health. “And working with a high quality organization like Kindred Rehabilitation Services will ensure that the level of service is of the highest standard.”

“One of Broward Health’s primary goals is to increase access to high-quality care,” said Shane Strum, President and CEO of Broward Health. “This new hospital and the collaboration with Kindred Rehabilitation Services and South Florida Health will help ensure that our patients have the ability to transition seamlessly from recovery to rehabilitation, receiving care close to home while they resume their lives.

The hospital is expected to open in the third quarter of 2023.

About Kindred Rehabilitation Services

With nearly 30 stand-alone inpatient rehabilitation (IRF) facilities in 17 states, Kindred Rehabilitation Services is a partner of choice for many large hospital systems in creating joint venture operations that lead the industry in terms of clinical and financial results. Kindred brings proven expertise in rehabilitation management and services to help the nearly 30,000 patients we see each year in our specialty hospitals recover and return home quickly after a number of conditions, including a stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, orthopedic injury, neurological conditions, amputation and trauma. Kindred Rehabilitation Services is a business unit of LifePoint Health, based in Brentwood, Tennessee.

About South Florida Health

South Florida Health is a non-profit entity dedicated to improving health care services to the citizens of South Florida.

About Broward Health

Providing services for over 80 years, Broward Health is a nationally recognized system in South Florida that provides world-class health care to everyone. Broward Health System includes Broward Health Medical Center Statutory Teaching Hospital, Broward Health North, Broward Health Imperial Point, Broward Health Coral Springs, Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital, Broward Health Weston, Broward Health Community Health Services, Broward Health Physician Group, Broward Health Emergency Care, Broward Health International and Broward Health Foundation. For more information, visit BrowardHealth.org.

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