Encompass Health and the University of Iowa Health Care announce the opening of their inpatient rehabilitation hospital, the University of Iowa Health Network Rehabilitation Hospital, a venture with Encompass Health. The hospital, located at 2450 Coral Court in Coralville, Iowa, began admitting patients on June 1.

The freestanding inpatient rehabilitation hospital is the first in Iowa to be part of the state’s only comprehensive academic medical center as well as the first hospital in the state for Encompass Health.

“The University of Iowa Health Network Rehabilitation Hospital brings much needed, high-quality rehabilitative services to the eastern Iowa region,” said Barb Jacobsmeyer, executive vice president and president of inpatient hospitals at Encompass Health. “Through our work with University of Iowa Health Care, we look forward to delivering individualized care that truly makes a difference in our patients’ lives.”

The hospital features 40 private patient rooms, a spacious therapy gym with advanced rehabilitation technologies, an outdoor courtyard, a large dining area and an activities-of-daily-living suite. Care will be provided by highly specialized nurses and therapists staffed by Encompass Health, with medical direction and oversight provided by UI Health Care physicians.

“This collaboration provides patients with access to Encompass Health’s specialized inpatient rehabilitation services, as well as the world-class care and cutting-edge research that come along with oversight from a comprehensive academic medical center like UI Health Care,” says Brooks Jackson, MD, MBA, University of Iowa Vice President for Medical Affairs & the Tyrone D. Artz Dean, Carver College of Medicine. “Iowans needed more options for rehabilitation services in our area and this new hospital allow us to provide Iowans with more convenient options for optimal recovery.”

The hospital serves patients recovering from a variety of debilitating illnesses and injuries including strokes and other neurological disorders, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations and complex orthopedic conditions. It offers physical, occupational and speech therapies as well as 24-hour nursing care that aim to restore functional ability and quality of life.

The University of Iowa Health Network Rehabilitation Hospital is Encompass Health’s 135th hospital and its first location in Iowa.

When the COVID-19 pandemic cancelled the hospital’s ribbon cutting, a virtual celebration was held May 26 with remarks from leadership from Encompass Health and the University of Iowa Health Network.

The Company previously announced future openings of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals in markets across the country.

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