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LifeCare Hospitals of Pittsburgh Opening Third Location
Date:10/5/2010

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- LifeCare Hospitals of Pittsburgh is redistributing its 196 beds to include a third location in the greater Pittsburgh area in an effort to broaden its service capabilities and better meet the needs of medically complex patients in the community. LifeCare Hospitals of Pittsburgh currently operates two locations: the Main Campus at 225 Penn Avenue and the Suburban Campus on the fourth floor of Allegheny General Hospital Suburban Campus at 100 South Jackson Avenue.  

In October, the LifeCare hospital currently located at Allegheny General Hospital Suburban Campus will move to a new home within Alle-Kiski Medical Center at 1301 Carlisle Street in Natrona Heights. And in November, LifeCare will open a new hospital on the recently renovated fifth floor of the Allegheny General Hospital Suburban Campus with beds relocated from the Main campus. This will allow LifeCare to expand its operations and program offerings while better utilizing all of the 196 available long term acute care beds currently licensed within its network. Services offered at the new hospital located at the Suburban Campus will include a high intensity unit for people recovering from traumatic injury or illness. In the near future LifeCare is also planning to broaden its capabilities by opening a behavioral health unit and a skilled nursing center at this location.

"We are excited about the opportunity to bring LifeCare's award-winning services to Alle-Kiski Medical Center, and to help patients northeast of Pittsburgh who are recovering from medically complex conditions like acute injury or illness," said LifeCare Hospitals of Pittsburgh Chief Executive Officer Rick Pletz. "In deciding on this location we researched the needs of the community, listened to our patients and their families, and sought the guidance of area medical professionals. We learned there is a significant need for long term acute care hospital services in Natrona Heights and the
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