Rehabilitation center breaks ground in Elwood | Community

(ELWOOD, Ks.) A new rehabilitation hospital opens in Kansas.

On Tuesday afternoon, ClearSky Health officially opened its new facility in Elwood, Ks.

The ClearSky Rehabilitation Center in Elwood-St. Joseph will accommodate 30 beds for people living with disabling injuries and illnesses.

“We chose this area so everyone would have access; 50 miles on the Missouri side as well,” said Darby Brockette, CEO of ClearSky Health. “The first time we came, it was pouring rain, and we came here to this site, and we said, ‘That’s it.’ It took us two minutes to say, ‘We’re going to build this here.'”

Brockette was joined by ClearSky Health administration, municipal officials from Elwood, Doniphan County and St. Joseph, including representatives from Mosaic LifeCare to officially open the six-acre lot located directly adjacent to the freeway on US 36, west of Dollar General.

The rehabilitation center will provide hospital care to nearly 650 patients each year who live with injuries, illnesses or other medical conditions.

Brockette said ClearSKy Health’s mission is to empower patients to be close to family and friends as they recover while receiving quality care. The goal of the new center is to reduce travel for patients’ caregivers and increase the “at home” atmosphere during their stay at the center.

The new facility will include a gym, private bedrooms and other amenities, including creating 100 new healthcare jobs in the northeast Kansas and northwest Missouri region.

The facility is expected to open in the winter of 2022.

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