Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Springfield Opens Wednesday

By KOLR10 News

Published 04/14 2014 08:53AM

Updated 04/18 2014 06:30AM

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A new $28 million, 63,000 square-foot Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital is open in Springfield on Wednesday, April 16.

The new facility located at Highway 65 & Evans Rd. will have 60 beds and provide inpatient rehabilitation for patients as young as 13.

The new facility features 60 beds, which almost twice the number that were available at the previous center. The care center will help patients with serious injuries who are in need of longer-term rehabilitation.

"The majority of our patients here will have diagnoses such as brain injury, or stroke or spinal cord injury, amputation, burns, as well as people who have just been in the hospital for a prolonged period of time and have become weak or confused from that."

The expanded space will allow for more options for patient rehabilitation.  There’s an apartment where patients can practice daily living tasks before they  return home and an outdoor area where they will encounter different walking  surfaces like grass and gravel.

Other unique features will  include:

  • Gymnasiums featuring high-tech therapy devices and treatments
  • Brain injury unit with monitored rooms, specialized beds, patient lifts and  dedicated therapy space and dining area
  • Dedicated stroke unit
  • Specially-equipped rooms for bariatric patients
  • Private, family-friendly rooms with sleeper chairs
  • Pet therapy and community reentry programs

Mercy Rehabilitation  Hospital Springfield is a partnership between Mercy and Centerre Healthcare  Corporation, a national leader in the development and operation of  rehabilitation hospitals. Centerre has partnered with Mercy for similar projects  in St. Louis and Oklahoma City.

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