By HCO Staff
NORRISTOWN, Pa.—Encompass Health Corp. recently announced it plans to build a freestanding, 50-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Norristown. The hospital will be located at 2660 Audubon Road in Lower Providence Township.
Complementing local acute care services, the future hospital will serve patients recovering from debilitating illnesses and injuries, including strokes and other neurological disorders, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations and complex orthopedic conditions. In addition to 24‑hour nursing care, this hospital will offer physical, occupational and speech therapies to restore functional ability and quality of life. Care will be provided by highly specialized nurses, therapists and physicians.
The hospital will feature all private patient rooms, a spacious therapy gym with advanced rehabilitation technologies and an activities of daily living suite, cafeteria, dining room, pharmacy and therapy courtyard.
“We are excited to expand and grow our rehabilitation services in Southeast Pennsylvania,” said Pat Tuer, president of Encompass Health’s Northeast region. “We remain committed to making a difference in the communities we serve by improving access to high-quality, individualized rehabilitative care, and this new hospital will allow even more residents to receive specialized care close to home.”
The planned hospital, once opened, will be Encompass Health’s 10th inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Pennsylvania.