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Encompass Health Corp. and Ascension St. John plan to build a 40-bed rehabilitation hospital in Oklahoma

Encompass Health Corp. (NYSE: EHC) and Ascension St. John announced Feb. 8 plans to construct a 40-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital on East 86th Street North in Owasso, Oklahoma, a northern suburb of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The future hospital is the joint venture’s second location.

Complementing local acute care services like those provided by Ascension St. John Owasso, the future hospital will offer physical, occupational and speech therapies, and 24-hour nursing care, to restore functional ability and quality of life. It will care for patients recovering from debilitating illnesses and injuries including strokes and other neurological disorders, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations and complex orthopedic conditions.

“Through the opening of our second hospital with Ascension St. John, we’ll be able to support even more individuals in need of intensive, rehabilitation services provided in a hospital setting,” said Barb Jacobsmeyer, executive vice president and president of inpatient hospitals at Encompass Health. “Since opening our Broken Arrow hospital in 2016, we have seen an increased demand for our care, and we will continue to work closely with the team at Ascension St. John to make sure our patients are receiving the high-quality care they deserve.”

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Encompass Health on this rehabilitation hospital in Owasso. This new facility represents our commitment to providing accessible, personalized care for our patients,” said Mike McBride, FACHE, Ascension St. John Regional President and COO. “We are very pleased to expand our rehabilitation services for the communities we serve.”

The hospital will feature all private patient rooms, a spacious therapy gym with advanced rehabilitation technologies and activities of daily living suite, cafeteria, dining room, pharmacy and therapy courtyard.