The Cleveland Clinic has formed a joint venture with Select Medical, one of the nation’s largest providers of specialized acute and post-acute care. The two organizations plan to enhance inpatient rehabilitation services in Northeast Ohio and build a new 60-bed adult inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Avon.
The cost of the project was not announced. However, construction is expected to start this summer, with the opening of the new facility scheduled for late 2015. The West Side rehabilitation hospital will be located next to Cleveland Clinic’s Avon medical campus.
“We recognize that the best way for patients to heal and recover is to have their rehabilitation close to their family,” Robert Wyllie, M.D., Cleveland Clinic’s chief medical operations officer, said in a statement. “This joint venture allows us to expand our services with a national leader in post-acute rehabilitation who has a proven record of partnering with academic medical centers, like Cleveland Clinic, to take care of the sickest patients.”
“Between Cleveland Clinic’s world-class reputation for excellence and our expertise in inpatient rehabilitation, there is terrific synergy between our two organizations,” added David Chernow, president & CEO of Select Medical. “Through a shared commitment to delivering the best possible patient experience, I know that we can build something truly special in the post-acute care space.”
In addition, the joint venture will start a residency program for physicians in physical medicine and rehabilitation. And the two organizations have also entered into a management agreement to improve the Clinic’s existing rehabilitation facilities and expand post-acute care capabilities. This agreement takes effect on Aug. 1.
The Cleveland Clinic is involved in several projects in Northeast Ohio. According to The Plain Dealer, it recently paid $1 million for a piece of Euclid Avenue land. The Cleveland Clinic plans to invest $40 million and build a 276-room Holiday Inn on the site. The new hotel could open in early 2016.
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