Encompass Health and Deaconess Health System to build 80-bed inpatient rehabilitation replacement hospital for HealthSouth Deaconess

Press Release

EVANSVILLE, Ind., March 7, 2018 – In an effort to better serve its patients, Encompass Health Corporation, formerly known as HealthSouth Corporation, and Deaconess Health System announce plans to build a new, freestanding inpatient rehabilitation hospital to replace HealthSouth Deaconess Rehabilitation Hospital’s current location at 4100 Covert Ave. in Evansville. The hospital will continue to operate as a joint venture of Encompass Health and Deaconess Health System and will be located in the Warrick Wellness Trail medical district in Newburgh and Warrick County.

“We’re excited to break ground soon on a new inpatient rehabilitation hospital specifically designed with our patients’ needs in mind,” said Blake Bunner, CEO of HealthSouth Deaconess. “This new hospital will continue to allow us to help patients relearn how to walk, talk and perform their daily activities of living again after they’ve faced a life-altering illness or injury. We are excited for this new chapter for HealthSouth Deaconess.”

The new inpatient rehabilitation hospital will offer 80-private patient rooms, a spacious on-site therapy gym, advanced technologies and an in-house pharmacy. Construction on the hospital is expected to begin in spring 2018 and the hospital is expected to be operational in fall 2019.

 “The replacement hospital for HealthSouth Deaconess will feature all private patient rooms, provide more privacy and comfort, and allow for future expansion to accommodate the needs of a growing population,” said Shawn McCoy, CEO of Deaconess Health System. “With a location close to Deaconess Gateway, our soon-to-open Orthopedic and Neuroscience Hospital, and I-69, this new hospital will also improve access for patient transfers and visitors. We’re glad to be a part of this growth with Encompass Health, and look forward to enhancing patient and family services for rehabilitation care.”

In addition to the new hospital, HealthSouth Deaconess will continue to manage the 18-bed satellite hospital located on the fourth floor of Deaconess Midtown Hospital.

Deaconess Health System includes six hospitals, more than 20 primary care locations, and multiple specialty facilities, serving the communities of Southern Indiana, Southeastern Illinois, and Western Kentucky.

HealthSouth Deaconess serves patients recovering from a variety of illnesses and injuries including stroke and other neurological disorders, spinal cord injuries, hip fractures, brain injuries and complex orthopedic conditions.

About HealthSouth Deaconess Rehabilitation Hospital
HealthSouth Deaconess Rehabilitation Hospital is an 85-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services. The hospital is part of Encompass Health, formerly known as HealthSouth. Additionally, the hospital manages an 18-bed satellite hospital located on the 4th floor of Deaconess Midtown Hospital. Serving patients throughout the Evansville community, the main hospital is located at 4100 Covert Ave., and on the Web at www.healthsouthdeaconess.com.

About Encompass Health
As a national leader in post-acute care, Encompass Health (NYSE: EHC) offers both facility-based and home-based patient care through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies and hospice agencies. With a national footprint that spans 127 hospitals and 237 home health & hospice locations in 36 states and Puerto Rico, the Company is committed to delivering high-quality, cost-effective care across the post-acute continuum. Driven by a set of shared values, Encompass Health is the result of the union between HealthSouth Corporation and Encompass Home Health & Hospice, and is ranked as one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For, as well as Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work. For more information, visit encompasshealth.com, or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.