Patients impacted by significant injury, illness or trauma will be able to receive care at the new Dignity Health East Valley Rehabilitation Hospital in Chandler, a joint venture between Dignity Health and Kindred Healthcare.
The two-story, 58,000-square-foot facility at 1515 W. Chandler Blvd. includes a stroke unit, physical therapy gym and 50 beds. It is expected to employ approximately 190 staff members.
“We are committed to delivering excellent care to patients when they need it and where they need it,” said Tim Bricker, the CEO of Dignity Health’s two other East Valley hospitals, Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert medical centers. “This new hospital and our partnership with Kindred allow us to offer expanded rehabilitation services in a convenient location to residents of the East Valley.”
“We are pleased to work with Dignity Health to expand our health care offerings in the Greater Phoenix area for patients impacted by significant injury, illness and trauma,” added Jason Zachariah, Kindred president. “This new hospital will provide comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation services that help patients recover and return home, complementing Dignity Health’s highly regarded acute care services and Kindred’s quality post-acute care.”
The new facility is the first Dignity Health free-standing rehabilitation hospital in Arizona and the latest in a series of major partnerships for the organization. Dignity Health began primarily with acute care hospitals, including Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert medical centers and St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. In the Phoenix area, Kindred operates a 120-bed transitional care center licensed for skilled nursing care and provides home health and personal care services. Info: 602-594-5411 or dignityhealthevrehab.com.