- Encompass Health, the nation’s largest owner and operator of hospital facilities, announced plans to construct a hospital in Daytona Beach
- The facility will hold 50 beds and offer rehabilitative services for patients recovering from a variety of ailments including strokes, neurological disorders, and brain injuries
- The space will feature all private patient rooms, rehabilitation technologies to treat physical injuries, and an area the company refers to as a therapy courtyard
- The company plans to include seven additional facilities in the region set to begin construction in the coming years, including an identical rehabilitation currently being built in St. Petersburg
Encompass Health announced that it would construct a 50-bed hospital in Daytona Beach, serving as a rehabilitation center for patients recovering from illnesses and injuries, including strokes, neurological disorders, and brain injuries.
The hospital will primarily serve patients needing acute care, with services catering to complex orthopedic conditions. The hospital will also offer physical, occupational, and speech therapies provided by highly specialized nurses, therapists, and physicians.
The space will feature all private patient rooms, rehabilitation technologies to treat physical injuries, and an area the company refers to as a therapy courtyard.
Currently operating 19 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals in Florida, the future Daytona Beach site continues Encompass’ intent to broaden rehabilitation services along Florida’s Atlantic coast amid the state’s growing population.
The company plans to include seven additional facilities in the region set to begin construction in the coming years, including an identical rehabilitation currently being built in St. Petersburg.
“We are excited to expand our rehabilitation services on Florida’s Atlantic coast to provide much-needed rehabilitative services to individuals in the Daytona Beach area,” said Lori Bedard, president of Encompass Health’s Southeast region. “We remain committed to making a difference in the communities we serve by improving access to high-quality, individualized rehabilitative care, and this new hospital will allow even more residents to receive specialized care close to home.”
Encompass posted its third-quarter earnings in October, showing total revenue of $1.09 billion, up 7.8 percent from a year ago and exceeding analyst estimates by 2.3 percent.
“Our third-quarter results are further evidence of the strong demand for our inpatient rehabilitation services,” said President and Chief Executive Officer of Encompass Health Mark Tarr. “Third quarter discharge growth was 7.5%, inclusive of 4.1% same-store growth. We made continued progress on reducing contract labor through our hiring and retention initiatives, but elevated staffing costs again impacted our profitability. Consequently, we have revised our 2022 guidance. We remain confident in the long-term prospects for our business.”
Encompass Health is the largest owner and operator of rehabilitation hospitals in the United States, with a national footprint that includes 153 hospitals in 36 states and Puerto Rico.