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Tampa General, Kindred Healthcare JV Will Build Rehab Hospital

By John Commins  
   May 07, 2020

The $35 million, 80,000-square-foot hospital is expected to open in the fall of 2021.

Tampa General Hospital and Kindred Healthcare, LLC have created a joint venture to build and run a freestanding 59-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Tampa Bay, the two companies said.

"As the region's only Level One trauma center, Tampa General Hospital has for decades been providing life-saving care that includes inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services," Tampa General President & CEO John Couris said.

"Now, by partnering with Kindred, we are enhancing patient access and clinical outcomes while providing the latest innovation and technology," he said.

The $35 million, 80,000-square-foot hospital will be located on Kennedy Boulevard between Oregon Avenue and Willow Avenue in Tampa. Groundbreaking is planned for this summer and the hospital is expected to open in the fall of 2021.

Under the joint venure, the Louisville, Kentucky-based healthcare services provider will manage the day-to-day operations of the hospital and more than 140 caregivers and staff.

Kindred COO Russ Bailey said the project is Kindred's first freestanding rehab hospital in Florida.

"In bringing this partnership together, we saw an opportunity to work with a premier healthcare provider to help patients in the Tampa Bay area and beyond recover from their illnesses or injuries, restore function and regain the independence needed to get back to their lives," he said.

Tampa General Hospital will provide medical services such as imaging, lab and surgical services.

Tampa General Hospital already runs an inpatient rehab facility that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. The hospital's clinical teams will move to the new site, while Tampa General will continue to provide pediatric and outpatient rehabilitation at other sites. 

The new hospital will have all private rooms, a brain injury unit with private dining, a therapy gym, and transitional living apartments to help patients heal in a personalized environment as they prepare for independent living.

“By partnering with Kindred, we are enhancing patient access and clinical outcomes while providing the latest innovation and technology.”

John Commins is a content specialist and online news editor for HealthLeaders, a Simplify Compliance brand.

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KEY TAKEAWAYS

Under the joint venure, Kindred will manage the day-to-day operations of the hospital and more than 140 caregivers and staff.

Tampa General Hospital will provide medical services such as imaging, lab and surgical services.

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