Officials Break Ground on Texas Rehabilitation Hospital of Arlington, a Joint Venture with Texas Health Resources, Methodist Health System and Centerre Healthcare

texas rehabilitationInnovative project will serve patients recovering from strokes, brain and spinal-cord injuries, amputations, complex orthopedic injuries, and other conditions

Texas Rehabilitation Hospital of Arlington is one step closer to becoming a reality, as workers started turning dirt this month during an informal groundbreaking ceremony. Officials also shared an artist’s rendering with the project team and the public (link here).

Texas Health Resources and Methodist Health System, in partnership with Nashville, Tenn.-based Centerre Healthcare, are building the 40-bed freestanding inpatient rehabilitation hospital at 900 W. Arbrook near Matlock Rd. and I-20 in Arlington, and it is scheduled to open in June 2015. Earl Swensson Associates, Inc. is the architectural and design firm on the project, and TS Bryne is the general contractor.

“We are thrilled to expand the two partnerships we currently have with such outstanding, high quality organizations as Texas Health Resources and Methodist Health System, by creating this collaborative effort, and expect this to be as successful as both the Methodist Rehabilitation Hospital and Texas Rehabilitation Hospital of Fort Worth,” said Centerre Healthcare CEO Patrick Foster.

Strategically located between Texas Health Arlington Memorial and Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, the new facility will employ approximately 150 people and bring more jobs and high-quality compassionate care to the community.

Patients suffering from strokes, brain and spinal-cord injuries, amputations, complex orthopedic injuries, and other conditions will be cared for at the hospital. The new facility will allow both Texas Health and Methodist to significantly expand their current services, both in capacity and capability, enhancing the scope of service and patient care for rehab services.

The hospital has been designed to promote recuperation outside the traditional hospital setting and incorporates many unique features, including:

  • Brain-injury unit with monitored rooms, specialized beds, patient lifts and dedicated therapy space and dining area
  • Dedicated stroke unit with specialized equipment
  • Gymnasiums featuring high-tech therapy devices and treatments
  • Specially equipped rooms for bariatric patients
  • Special apartment where patients and families can practice daily living tasks
  • Private, family-friendly rooms with sleeper chairs
  • Pet therapy and other recreational programs
  • Outdoor healing garden and walking trail to assist in rehabilitation

“The new hospital will allow us to provide quality, cost-effective inpatient rehabilitation services to more patients within Arlington and will further augment the already strong relationships among our organizations,” said Kirk King, president, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. “Aligning our acute care hospitals with the new rehabilitation hospital strengthens our ability to coordinate patient care across the continuum of healthcare and improve patient outcomes.”

“Texas Rehabilitation Hospital of Arlington will serve as an important transitional service for our patients’ continued rehabilitation and recovery,” said John Phillips, president of Methodist Mansfield Medical Center. “This facility will allow us to greatly expand services to the North Texas communities we serve and is perfectly aligned with our mission to provide compassionate, quality care.”


About Centerre Healthcare Corporation
A national provider of inpatient acute rehabilitation services, dedicated solely to partnering with medical centers to complement their healthcare continuum through joint development and operation of acute rehabilitation hospitals and units. Modern Healthcare named Centerre as the fastest growing hospital company in the United States in 2012. Centerre Healthcare facilities rank among the top inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) in the IRF database of Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR); a ranking which provides a measure of the company’s quality clinical outcomes. Centerre has been named for five consecutive years in the annual ranking of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in America by Inc. magazine. For more about Centerre, visit centerrehc.com.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States. The health system includes 25 acute-care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with Texas Health Resources. It includes the Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial, Texas Health Harris Methodist and Texas Health Huguley Hospitals, Texas Health Physicians Group, outpatient facilities, behavioral health and home health, preventive and fitness services, and an organization for medical research and education. For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org.

About Methodist Health System
Guided by the founding principles of life, learning and compassion, Methodist Health System (Methodist) provides quality, integrated care to improve and save the lives of individuals and families throughout North Texas. Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Methodist Charlton Medical Center, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, Methodist Richardson Medical Center, Methodist Midlothian Health Center, and Methodist Family Health Centers are part of the nonprofit Methodist Health System, which is affiliated by covenant with the North Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church. Additional information is available at methodisthealthsystem.org. Connect with them through Facebook, YouTube and Twitte.

Contacts:

Chandra Caradine
Texas Health Arlington Memorial
817-960-6502
ChandraCaradine@texashealth.org

Methodist Health System
Public Relations
214-947-4600
PR@mhd.com