Encompass Health announced it has purchased land near the 4900 block of 12th Ave. in Pensacola, Florida with plans to build a 40-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital to serve patients recovering from debilitating illnesses and injuries.

“Pensacola and the surrounding area is growing rapidly with other healthcare services and hospitals expanding to meet healthcare needs. This planned rehabilitation hospital will help meet the growing demand for a hospital level of intensive rehabilitation services making access to care much more manageable for patients and families in need,” said Linda Wilder, president of Encompass Health’s southeast region. “Encompass Health focuses on not only returning complex patients to their home following significant illness or injury, but helping them remain home through coordinated and connected care.”

The planned hospital, once constructed, will become part of Encompass Health’s national network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and home health and hospice agencies. The Company’s Florida footprint currently includes 12 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals with an additional hospital under construction in north Tampa and 18 home health locations.

Timing for the construction and opening of this hospital has yet to be determined.

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