Kindred Healthcare and Atlantic Health System announce completion of rehab hospital in N.J.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. & MORRISTOWN, N.J. (BUSINESS WIRE) — Kindred Healthcare and Atlantic Health System announced Tuesday the completion of Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute, a comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation hospital in northern New Jersey.

The new hospital, a joint venture between Kindred and Atlantic Health System, is expected to admit its first patient within the next several weeks, following the receipt of all state and regulatory approvals.

Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute is a two-story, 38-bed comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation facility located in Madison, N.J. It will provide patient-focused care and intensive specialized rehabilitation services for patients who have experienced a loss of function due to an injury or illness. Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute stands on approximately 46,000 s.f. of land, part of a 40-acre parcel of the Giralda Farms office park owned by Atlantic Health System that will be developed into a campus for health services.

The hospital will feature all-private rooms; a secure, acquired brain injury unit with private dining and a therapy gym; large interdisciplinary gyms; a therapeutic courtyard with golf, basketball and varied surfaces; bedside dialysis; and specialty programs dedicated to neuro, stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury and amputation. The facility will also include a transitional living apartment designed to simulate a residential apartment to prepare patients for their daily living tasks before they are discharged home.

The combination of Kindred’s expertise and a modern, state-of-the-art facility will allow Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute to serve a growing population of patients with critical needs. The new facility will enhance Kindred’s existing services in New Jersey, which include three long-term acute care (“LTAC”) hospitals. With the opening of Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute, Kindred Rehabilitation Services, a division of Kindred, will operate 23 freestanding inpatient rehabilitation hospitals (also known as “IRFs”) in 12 states.

“We are pleased to work with the premier healthcare provider in New Jersey as we address the growing need for inpatient rehabilitation services in the New Jersey and New York area,” said Russ Bailey, COO of Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services-IRF. “Atlantic Health System has been a great partner and we look forward to continuing to work with them on this high-quality rehabilitation hospital that will greatly benefit the community.”

“Joining forces with a nationally recognized leader allows us to expand access to extraordinary rehabilitation services in our communities,” said Amy Perry, SVP, Integrated Care Delivery and CEO of Atlantic Health System’s Hospital Division. “We are proud to partner with Kindred to provide top-caliber patient care in the exceptional healing environment that has been created at Giralda Farms.”

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