Grand opening celebration held for the Little River location of Tidelands Health Rehabilitation Hospital

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Inpatient rehabilitation hospital will begin serving patients on May 20

LITTLE RIVER, S.C., May 17, 2019 – The grand opening celebration for Tidelands Health Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Encompass Health, was held on Friday, May 17. The new, 46-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital, which is located at 100 Water Grande Blvd. in Little River in the Bridgewater community of Horry County, is expected to begin serving patients on May 20.

A broad range of local leaders and guests attended the celebration, which included hospital tours, a ribbon cutting and remarks from Carey Swanson, CEO of Tidelands Health Rehabilitation Hospital; Bruce Bailey, president and CEO, Tidelands Health; Mark Tarr, president and CEO, Encompass Health Corp.; Catherine Behanna, a former patient; and J. Edward Norris III, chairman of the Tidelands Health board of trustees.

“We’re excited to be expanding Tideland Health Rehabilitation Hospital’s high-quality rehabilitative services to the Little River area,” Swanson said. “This hospital was designed with our patients’ specific needs in mind and will help people reach milestones and find hope after experiencing a life-changing illness or injury. We look forward to welcoming our first patient.”

Tidelands Health Rehabilitation Hospital will offer a minimum of three hours of intensive therapy five days per week, round-the-clock nursing care and frequent visits by an attending physician. The 52,081-square-foot hospital features 46 private patient rooms, a spacious therapy gym, advanced rehabilitation technologies, an activities of daily living suite, in-house pharmacy, courtyard, dining room and dayroom areas.

“This new rehabilitation hospital is part of a continued commitment at Tidelands Health to help people live better lives through better health,” Bailey said. “Working in partnership with the team at Encompass Health, our goal is to deliver advanced rehabilitative care that helps people return to their highest level of function and mobility.”

The hospital will serve patients recovering from conditions such as stroke and other neurological disorders, brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputation, complex orthopedic conditions and cardiac conditions.

It will operate as an extension of Tidelands Health Rehabilitation Hospital at Murrells Inlet, which is also jointly owned by Tidelands Health and Encompass Health and located on the campus of Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital.

About Tidelands Health
Tidelands Health is the region’s largest health care provider, serving the Carolinas at four hospitals and more than 50 outpatient locations. More than 2,500 employee, physician and volunteer partners are working side by side with our communities to transform the health of our region – promoting wellness, preventing illness, encouraging recovery and restoring health.

About Encompass Health
As a national leader in integrated healthcare services, 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 includes 130 hospitals, 221 home health locations, and 59 hospice locations in 37 states and Puerto Rico, the Company is committed to delivering high-quality, cost-effective, integrated care across the healthcare continuum. Encompass Health is ranked as one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. For more information, visit, or follow us on our newsroom, Twitter and Facebook.