Shannon Medical Plans Major Expansion, New FacilityPress Release
SAN ANGELO, TX – Encompass Health Corp. and Shannon Health have announced their plans to form a joint venture for a new, 40-bed, freestanding inpatient rehabilitation hospital.
The new hospital will replace Shannon Medical Center’s 14-bed rehabilitation unit, which has been providing rehabilitative care to patients since 1988.
"We have great pride at Shannon in providing high-quality inpatient rehabilitation services for our patients and their families for more than 30 years," said Shane Plymell, CEO and President of Shannon. "As our region continues to see tremendous growth, the healthcare needs of our population will continue to evolve. Encompass Health is a respected leader in this industry, and we are excited to partner with their expertise and expand our capability to serve the needs of more patients here in the Concho Valley. Our continuing mission is to provide patients an exceptional experience along with the best possible care."
The hospital will care for patients recovering from a variety of debilitating illnesses and injuries including strokes and other neurological disorders, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations, and complex orthopedic conditions. It will offer physical, occupational and speech therapies as well as 24-hour nursing care that aim to restore functional ability and quality of life.
The new building will be constructed by Shannon West Texas Memorial Hospital Trust and will be leased to the joint venture between Encompass Health and Shannon Health. The hospital will include a spacious therapy gym, advanced rehabilitation technologies, an activities of daily living suite, cafeteria and dining room, pharmacy and courtyard.
It will be located on approximately 7.7 acres along the north side of the Appaloosa Trail west of the intersection with Farm-to-Market Road 2288 in San Angelo
"We are excited to be working with the team at Shannon Health to meet the growing need for rehabilitation services in the San Angelo community," said Frank Brown, president of Encompass Health’s southwest region. "Under our joint venture, we’ll continue providing the excellent rehabilitative care established by Shannon in a new space specifically designed for rehabilitation patients."
The joint venture plans to start providing patient care in the new hospital beginning in spring 2021.
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