UCI Health, Kindred Rehabilitation Services to build a state-of-the-art rehabilitation hospital | UCI Health

The joint venture will build and operate a 52-bed hospital in Irvine

June 16, 2022

The new hospital is expected to offer the West Coast’s most innovative and comprehensive rehabilitation care, providing Orange County’s 3.5 million residents with a “state-of-the-art rehabilitation center that offers advanced technologies to help them return to their lives faster. ”Said Chad T. Lefteris, CEO of UCI Health. Rendering courtesy of KRS

Orange, California; and Brentwood, Tennessee. – UCI Health and Kindred Rehabilitation Services (KRS), a business unit of LifePoint Health, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to create a joint venture to build and operate a 52-bed, 68,000-square-foot rehabilitation hospital in Orange County.

The hospital will employ up to 200 people and will be located at 17931 Von Karman Ave., in Irvine, California.

UCI Health Rehabilitation Hospital will serve the growing clinical needs of the Orange County region. The hospital will treat patients recovering from conditions such as strokes, traumatic injuries to the brain and spinal cord, as well as patients with trauma, burns, and orthopedics.

State-of-the-art assistance

KRS will manage the hospital’s day-to-day operations and patients will receive state-of-the-art care provided by UCI doctors and clinical staff, all in private rooms and state-of-the-art rehabilitation facilities.

The partners expect construction of the hospital hospital, which is expected to cost approximately $ 80 million, to begin by December 2022 and begin hospitalizing patients at the end of 2025.

KRS has a national track record of delivering high quality care as evidenced by outstanding patient outcomes and experiences. Nearly 90% of its inpatient rehabilitation hospitals rank in the top quartile nationwide in patient care performance metrics.

“We are excited to partner with UCI Health to build and operate a new facility that will improve access to high-quality rehabilitation care in Orange County,” said Russ Bailey, president of Kindred Rehabilitation Services.

“This collaboration with a world-class academic healthcare system will create a hospital that leverages clinical innovations and best care practices to deliver outcomes and experiences that improve patients’ lives and, in the process, advance our mission to create more communities. healthy, “he said.

The rehabilitation hospital will serve patients throughout the region, including eligible patients treated at the UCI Medical Center in Orange, home to Orange County’s only Tier I Trauma Center and Regional Burn Center, a comprehensive center for stroke, as well as extensive orthopedic and neurological surgery services. It will also serve patients at UCI Health – Irvine, our new medical complex under construction on the UCI campus. The medical complex, which is expected to be fully open in 2025, will include a 144-bed acute care hospital and specialize in orthopedics and neurosurgery.

‘Shared vision’

“UCI Health and Kindred have a shared vision to create the most innovative and comprehensive rehabilitation center on the West Coast,” said Chad T. Lefteris, CEO of UCI Health. “As Orange County’s only academic health care system, UCI Health provides state-of-the-art critical care to a region of more than 3.5 million people – they deserve a state-of-the-art rehabilitation center that offers advanced technologies to help them return to their better lives. quickly”.

The initiative will expand UCI Health’s hospital rehabilitation capacity from its 14 existing rehabilitation beds at UCI Medical Center in Orange.

“The new rehabilitation hospital will be more than just a patient care facility,” said Jay Han, MD, chief of physical medicine and rehabilitation for UCI Health and medical director of rehabilitation at the medical center.

“It will enable physicians to conduct clinical research, including clinical trials, and advance new rehabilitation technologies to improve patients’ healing and help them return to their lives after surgery and hospital care,” he added.

UCI Health is the clinical enterprise of the University of California, Irvine, and the only academic health care system in Orange County. Patients can access UCI Health at primary and specialist care offices throughout Orange County and at its main campus, UCI Medical Center in Orange, California. The acute care hospital with 459 beds, listed among America’s top hospitals by US news and world report for 21 consecutive years, it provides tertiary and quaternary care, specialist medical clinics and clinics, behavioral health and rehabilitation services. The UCI Medical Center is home to the only comprehensive cancer center designated by the National Cancer Institute of Orange County, a high-risk perinatal / neonatal program and a Level I and Level II pediatric trauma center verified by the American College of Surgeons and a regional center for burns. UCI Health serves a region of nearly 4 million people in Orange County, West Riverside County and Southeast Los Angeles County. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Sibling rehabilitation services (KRS), with 30 self-contained hospital rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) in 18 states, is a partner of choice for many of the leading hospital systems in building industry-leading joint venture operations for clinical and operational outcomes. KRS offers a proven track record in rehabilitation management and services to help the nearly 30,000 patients we see each year in our specialty hospitals recover and return home quickly from a range of conditions, including stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury , orthopedic injuries, neurological conditions, amputations and trauma. Kindred Rehabilitation Services is a business unit of LifePoint Health, headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee.

Waist health is a leading healthcare provider serving patients, physicians, communities and partner organizations across the healthcare continuum. Driven by a mission to make communities healthier, the company has a growing diverse health care network of more than 50,000 dedicated employees, 65 community hospital campuses, over 30 rehabilitation and behavioral health hospitals, and 170 additional health care sites. care, including unit-managed acute rehabilitation, outpatient clinics, and post-acute care facilities. More information on LifePoint is available at www.LifePointHealth.net.

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