The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis – West County, a 40-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital, now open in Ballwin, Missouri

Press Release

The hospital is a joint venture between BJC HealthCare and Encompass Health.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. and BALLWIN, Mo., May 21, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — BJC HealthCare, one of the largest nonprofit health care organizations in the United States, and Encompass Health (NYSE: EHC), the nation’s largest owner and operator of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, announce the opening of The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis – West County, a 40-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital located at 998 Woods Mill Road.

The hospital provides essential rehabilitative services that help patients recovering from strokes, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations and complex orthopedic conditions regain function and independence. Patients receive a minimum of three hours of intensive therapy for five days each week, frequent physician visits and 24-hour nursing care.

The hospital is part of the existing joint venture between Encompass Health and BJC HealthCare that includes three hospitals: The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis, The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis located in St. Peters, and The Rehabilitation Institute of Southern Illinois.

“Both BJC HealthCare and Encompass Health have proven track records of quality, patient and family satisfaction, and are united in the mission to provide extraordinary care and help patients regain their strength, function and confidence needed to move forward in their lives,” said Shivani Bass, CEO of The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis – West County. “We’ll be here to help patients achieve their goals, regain their independence and return to the activities they love most.”

“This new, conveniently located facility expands BJC and Encompass Health’s presence in West County, providing enhanced and specialized care for our patients,” said Joan Magruder, group president of BJC HealthCare. “We are thrilled to make these services available beyond the hospital setting so even more members of our community can access extraordinary care.”

Hospital amenities include private patient rooms, a spacious therapy gym featuring advanced rehabilitation technologies, an activities of daily living suite, therapy courtyard, in-house pharmacy and dayroom area. An interdisciplinary team of highly specialized nurses, therapists and physicians provide physical, occupational and speech therapies to restore functional ability and quality of life.

About BJC HealthCare 
BJC HealthCare serves the Eastern Region of BJC Health System, one of the largest nonprofit health care organizations in the United States. Through its 14 hospitals and multiple health service organizations, BJC HealthCare facilities deliver extraordinary care to urban, suburban and rural communities in greater St. Louis, southern Illinois and southeast Missouri, as well as to people from across the country and around the world at its academic hospitals Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s Hospitals. BJC’s nationally-recognized academic hospitals are affiliated with Washington University School of Medicine. Services provided include inpatient and outpatient care, primary care, community health and wellness, workplace health, home health, community mental health, rehabilitation, long-term care and hospice. To learn more, visit, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. As one of the largest employers in Missouri, BJC Health System is comprised of 24 hospitals and hundreds of clinics and service organizations and operates in two distinct regions, serving patients in its west region through Saint Luke’s Health System.

About Encompass Health
Encompass Health (NYSE: EHC) is the largest owner and operator of rehabilitation hospitals in the United States. With a national footprint that includes 162 hospitals in 37 states and Puerto Rico, the Company provides high-quality, compassionate rehabilitative care for patients recovering from a major injury or illness, using advanced technology and innovative treatments to maximize recovery. Encompass Health is ranked as one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies and Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare. For more information, visit, or follow us on our newsroom, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Encompass Health Media Contact:
Polly Manuel | 205-970-5912

BJC HealthCare Media Contact:
Laura High | 618-304-7854

SOURCE Encompass Health Corp.