UCI Health, Kindred Rehabilitation Services to build a modern rehabilitation hospital UCI Health

The joint venture will build and operate a 52-bed hospital in Irvine

June 16, 2022

The new hospital is expected to offer the most innovative, comprehensive rehab care in the West Coast, providing 3.5 million Orange County residents with a “state-of-the-art rehab center that offers state-of-the-art rehabilitation technology to help them get back to life.” “Quick,” said UCI Health CEO Chad T. Lefteris. Provided with the kind assistance of KRS

Orange, California, and Brentwood, Tennessee. – UCI Health and Kindred Rehabilitation Services (KRS), a business unit of LifePoint Health, announced today that they have signed a final agreement to set up a joint venture to build and operate a 52-bed, 68,000-square-foot rehabilitation hospital. Orange County.

The hospital will employ up to 200 people and will be located at 17931 Von Karman Ave., in Irvine, California.

The UCI Health Rehabilitation Hospital will serve the growing clinical needs of the Orange County region. The hospital will treat patients recovering from conditions such as stroke, traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, as well as patients with injuries, burns and orthopedic patients.

Leading care

KRS will manage the hospital’s day-to-day operations, and patients will receive first-class care provided by UCI Health doctors and clinical staff, all in private rooms and state-of-the-art rehabilitation facilities.

The partners expect the construction of the inpatient hospital, which is expected to cost about $ 80 million, to begin by December 2022 and begin accepting patients at the end of 2025.

KRS has national experience in providing high quality care, which is reflected in the outstanding results and experience of patients. Nearly 90% of its inpatient rehabilitation hospitals rank in the highest quartile at the national level in terms of patient care efficiency indicators.

“We are excited to work with UCI Health to build and operate a new facility that will improve access to high-quality rehabilitation care in Orange County,” said Russ Bailey, president of Kindred Rehabilitation Services.

“This partnership with a leading academic healthcare system will create a hospital that uses clinical innovation and best practice in care to deliver results and experiences that improve patients’ lives and in the process advance our mission to create more healthy communities, “he said.

The Rehabilitation Hospital will serve patients throughout the region, including eligible patients treated at UCI Medical Center in Orange, home of Orange County’s only trauma center and regional burn center, comprehensive stroke center, and major orthopedic and neurological surgical services. It will also serve patients from UCI Health – Irvine, our new medical complex under construction on the UCI campus. The medical complex, which is expected to be fully open in 2025, will include a 144-bed emergency hospital specializing in orthopedics and neurosurgery.

“Shared vision”

“UCI Health and Kindred have a common vision to create the most innovative and comprehensive West Coast Rehabilitation Center,” said UCI Health CEO Chad T. Lefteris. “As Orange County’s only academic healthcare system, UCI Health provides leading critical care for a region of more than three and a half million people – they deserve a state-of-the-art rehabilitation center offering state-of-the-art technology to help them return faster. to your life. “

The initiative will expand UCI Health’s inpatient rehabilitation capacity from the existing 14 rehabilitation beds at UCI Medical Center in Orange.

“The new rehabilitation hospital will be more than just a patient care facility,” said Jay Hahn, MD, head of physical medicine and rehabilitation at UCI Health and medical director of rehabilitation at the medical center.

“This will enable clinicians to conduct clinical trials, including clinical trials, and refine new rehabilitation technologies to improve patients’ treatment and help them return to life after surgery and inpatient treatment,” he added.

UCI Health is the clinical enterprise of the University of California, Irvine and the only academic health care system in Orange County. Patients can access UCI Health at Orange County’s primary and specialist care offices and its main campus, UCI Medical Center in Orange, California. The 459-bed acute care hospital is listed as one of the best hospitals in America by US News & World Report for 21 consecutive years provides tertiary and quarterly care, outpatient and specialized medical clinics, behavioral health and rehabilitation services. UCI Medical Center is home to the only comprehensive cancer center in Orange County, designated by the National Cancer Institute, a high-risk perinatal / neonatal program and certified by the American College of Surgeons Level I Adult and Level II Pediatric Trauma Center and Regional Burn Center. UCI Health serves a region of nearly 4 million people in Orange County, western Riverside County and southeastern Los Angeles County. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Related rehabilitation services (KRS), with 30 stand-alone inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) in 18 states, is the partner of choice for many large hospital systems in creating collaborative operations that are industry-leading in clinical and operational outcomes. KRS provides proven experience in the management of rehabilitation and services to help the nearly 30,000 patients we see each year in our specialized hospitals recover and return home quickly from any of a number of conditions, including stroke, brain damage , spinal cord injury, orthopedic injury, neurological conditions, amputation and trauma. Kindred Rehabilitation Services is a business unit of Brentwood, Tennessee-based LifePoint Health.

LifePoint Health is a leading healthcare provider that serves patients, clinicians, communities and partner organizations throughout the healthcare continuum. Driven by a mission to make communities healthier, the company has a growing diversified healthcare network of more than 50,000 dedicated employees, 65 municipal hospital campuses, more than 30 rehabilitation and behavioral health hospitals and 170 additional locations care, including managed acute rehabilitation wards, outpatient centers and post-acute care facilities. More information about LifePoint can be found at www.LifePointHealth.net.


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