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Wellmont, HealthSouth Form Joint Venture to Open a New Rehabilitation Hospital in Southwest Virginia
Date:9/8/2009

care services at Wellmont hospitals, and when they're in need of rehabilitative care services, The Rehabilitation Hospital of Southwest Virginia will be there to speed them along the road to recovery.

"We're grateful to the Virginia Department of Health for recognizing this community need and granting us the approval to meet that need."

Inpatient rehabilitation hospitals are a critical link in the continuum of care for patients who are recovering from a wide range of injuries and illnesses such as: stroke, brain and spinal cord injuries, orthopedic, cardiac and pulmonary conditions, and amputations. Increased therapy time and a high level of specialized care are combined with significant physician involvement to provide patients the necessary care they need to recover.

"We're pleased to partner with Wellmont and look forward to providing greater access to high-quality, cost-effective healthcare services for many Southwest Virginia residents," said Terry Maxhimer, president of HealthSouth's Mid-Atlantic Region. "For a quarter century, HealthSouth has provided quality post-acute care across the country, and this partnership at The Rehabilitation Hospital of Southwest Virginia combines the experience and specialized care found at HealthSouth rehabilitation hospitals with the exceptional reputation of Bristol Regional and the other Wellmont hospitals. We hope to be the post-acute care provider of choice for this community."

The rehabilitation hospital will be of particular benefit to patients served by Bristol Regional Medical Center's primary stroke center, the region's first Joint Commission-certified primary stroke center. Bristol Regional serves as the hub of the Appalachian Regional Stroke Center Network, providing advanced stroke care for patients referred from community hospitals across Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee. The Rehabilitation Hospital of Southwest Virginia will ma
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