MECHANICSBURG, Pa., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Vibra Healthcare LLC announced today that it has entered into a joint venture with Summa Health System of Akron, OH to build and operate a freestanding acute medical rehabilitation hospital on the campus of Summa Akron City Hospital.
Development of the $20 million project is already underway with the new, 60-bed hospital scheduled to open in 2011. The new hospital is expected to employ about 130 medical professionals and staff and feature, among other amenities, private patient rooms, spacious rehabilitation therapy area and easy access to patient and visitor parking. Construction is expected to begin later this year and will take approximately 18 months.
"We are pleased to partner with Summa Health System to bring this important service to the community," said Brad Hollinger, chairman and chief executive officer of Vibra Healthcare. "As the nation's population continues to age and baby boomers live longer with more active lifestyles, now more than ever, acute medical rehabilitation hospitals are a key part of patients' healthcare needs."
"The new rehabilitation hospital will ensure that our patients receive acute rehabilitative care that is second to none in a state-of-the-art, convenient location," said Tom Strauss, president and CEO of Summa Health System. "The hospital will complement Summa's renowned seniors, cardiac, cancer and orthopedics programs and offer an integrated component to our continuum of care for patients transitioning from recent hospital treatments for illnesses or injuries on their road to recovery."
Upon its completion, the new rehabilitation hospital will integrate the talent of Summa's rehabilitation staffs at Summa Akron City Hospital, Summa Barberton Hospital and Summa Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital in an accessible, convenient location for the community.
The new rehabilitation hos
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