HealthSouth, BJC Plan to Build 35-Bed Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital in St. Peters, Missouri

HealthSouth Corporation and BJC HealthCare today announced they have filed a certificate of need with the State of Missouri to build a 35-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital on the third floor of BJC's Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital (BJSPH) located in St. Peters, Missouri. Pending approval, the hospital will serve as a satellite location of The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis (TRISL), an existing inpatient rehabilitation hospital jointly operated by BJC HealthCare and HealthSouth.

"The addition of TRISL's inpatient rehabilitation services really gets to the core of our mission of improving the health of the people and the communities we serve," said Jill Skyles, vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer for BJSPH and Progress West Hospital. "Having TRISL as a provider of rehabilitation services within BJSPH will enable patients to get the care they need right in their own community, close to their homes and families."

Pending approval of the certificate of need, the construction is expected to take approximately nine months. The 39,000-square-foot unit, to be located on the hospital's third floor, is expected to be operational in the summer of 2017. In addition to providing much needed rehabilitation services, it will bring approximately 86 new jobs to the area in its first year.

"BJC HealthCare has a long history of providing high-quality care, and we're honored to continue our partnership with them to provide our services to the St. Charles County area," said Barbara Jacobsmeyer, president of HealthSouth's central region. "This new hospital will uniquely position the partnership to continue its well known and respected legacy as a premier provider of comprehensive medical services long into the future."

About Barnes-Jewish St. Peters and Progress West Hospitals
Barnes-Jewish St. Peters and Progress West Hospitals, both BJC HealthCare facilities, provide comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services that serve the larger St. Charles Community. Services at Barnes-Jewish St. Peters include the Siteman Cancer Center, the Breast Health and Women's Center, the Cardiology Center and the Outpatient Surgery and Endoscopy Center. Services at Progress West include general surgery, disease management and prevention, comprehensive women's services including a childbirth center, and a pediatric emergency department staffed with physicians from St. Louis Children's Hospital.

About HealthSouth
HealthSouth is one of the nation's largest providers of post-acute healthcare services, offering both facility-based and home-based post-acute services in 34 states and Puerto Rico through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies, and hospice agencies. HealthSouth can be found on the web at www.healthsouth.com.

Source: http://www.healthsouth.com/

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