Inpatient rehabilitation facility to open on Billings' West End
A groundbreaking ceremony has been scheduled for next week on a new, $6 million, 20-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital on the West End of Billings, Montana, according to The Billings Gazette.
The Montana Rehabilitation Hospital will be housed in a 17,000-square-foot facility, on the same campus as the Advanced Care Hospital of Montana when construction is completed in May of 2013. While the two hospitals will share many features to take advantage of efficiencies, including food and custodial services, the new facility will have its own management team.
The new facility will coexist with the nearby 22-bed St. Vincent's New Hope Rehabilitation Center, although officials stress that they will only be competing "to a certain extent," according to Kerry Ashment, the CEO of Advanced Care Hospital of Montana.
"We are committed to helping both centers succeed," Ashment told the news source. "This is not designed to cause somebody to shut down. We just felt there are plenty of patients to go around."
The facility plans to provide intensive rehabilitation services to patients recovering from strokes, head and spinal cord injuries and other functional restrictions as a result of injury or illness. Around 60 healthcare workers will be hired, including physicians, nurses and therapists. This provides a great opportunity for traveling physical therapists looking for a physical therapist job.
While the two facilities may not be competing, the Advanced Care Hospital of Montana will likely strive to achieve a measure of the success that New Hope Rehabilitation has experienced for over 30 years. The 26-bed hospital is a highly-regarded facility that has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities and Joint Commission.
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