Mercy Health – Youngstown and Kindred Rehabilitation Services (KRS), a business unit of LifePoint Health, announced a joint venture partnership on May 10, 2022 to construct Mercy Health Rehabilitation Hospital, a standalone, 60-bed, acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital to be located in the Mahoning Valley.
KRS will manage day-to-day operations of the acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital. The hospital will have all private rooms and focus on acute inpatient rehabilitation for patients who suffer from stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, complex neurological disorders, orthopedic conditions, multiple trauma, amputation and other injuries or disorders. The rehabilitation facility will also feature multidisciplinary therapy gymnasiums outfitted with the latest therapeutic technologies, including augmented-reality balance training, therapy bionics and a full-body exoskeleton. Additionally, it will include a therapeutic courtyard with exterior amenities to support patient care and help patients return to daily living activities.
“We are excited to partner with Kindred in this specialty hospital that will bring their experience and track record of outstanding acute inpatient rehabilitation care to our patients and the Mahoning Valley,” said John Luellen, MD, market president of Mercy Health – Lorain and Youngstown. “This hospital will greatly expand Mercy Health’s ability to provide much-needed inpatient rehabilitation care and help us further our mission of bringing good help to those in need."
Construction of Mercy Health Rehabilitation Hospital is expected to begin in early 2023 with an expected opening in fall of 2024.
“We are confident that this partnership with Mercy Health, a leading health care system, will create an exceptional inpatient rehabilitation facility that helps advance our goal of making communities healthier,” said Russ Bailey, president of KRS. “We look forward to opening and operating this hospital with Mercy Health so that Youngstown-area residents have better access to high-quality, rehabilitative care.”
Upon completion, Mercy Health Rehabilitation Hospital will be KRS’ third joint-venture, standalone inpatient rehabilitation hospital located in the state of Ohio.