Encompass Health plans to build a freestanding, 60-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital on American Way in Libertyville, Illinois, to be named Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Libertyville.
The hospital, which is expected to open in the spring of 2022, will care for patients recovering from debilitating illnesses and injuries including strokes and other neurological disorders, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations and complex orthopedic conditions.
“We are excited to expand our services in Illinois through this state-of-the-art hospital, which will bring much needed intensive rehabilitation services to Lake County and the surrounding area,” said Troy DeDecker, president of Encompass Health’s central region. “Through this hospital, we will be able to provide more patients with customized care that helps them reach their highest levels of independence and gives them the confidence they need to move forward in their lives.”
The hospital will feature a spacious therapy gym with advanced rehabilitation technologies, an activities of daily living suite, cafeteria and dining room, pharmacy and therapy courtyard. Physical, occupational and speech therapies as well as 24-hour nursing care that aim to restore functional ability and quality of life will be provided.
Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Libertyville will become part of Encompass Health’s national network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and home health and hospice agencies, which includes Van Matre Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital, a 65-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Rockford.
The Company previously announced future openings of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals in markets across the country.