Texas Rehabilitation Hospital in Arlington Opens Today

Partnership to Help Improve Patients Quality of life and Function

Mansfield, Texas – Officials from Texas Health Resources, Methodist Health System and Kindred joined together to open a 40-bed freestanding inpatient rehabilitation hospital today in Arlington. The long-term rehabilitation hospital will help improve function and quality of life for many patients close to home in Tarrant County.

The $15.8 million, 46,449 square-foot facility is located at 900 W. Arbrook near Matlock Road and Interstate 20. The Texas Rehabilitation hospital is focused on improving a patient’s mobility, self-care, communication and social skills. Rehabilitation programs at this hospital provide care and help patients cope with disabilities by addressing the patient’s physical, psychological, and environmental needs. Commonly treated conditions include stroke, brain, and spinal cord injury, amputations, orthopedic injuries and other neurological and musculoskeletal conditions.

“We are happy to have this new innovative rehab facility close to our hospital and the communities we serve,” said John Phillips, FACHE, president of Methodist Mansfield Medical Center. “We have the privilege and opportunity to make a positive change in a patient’s life after they have gone through a drastic adverse event and help patient’s recover.”

Earl Swensson Associates Inc. designed the rehab hospital, and TS Bryne was the general contractor.

“This collaborative effort will allow us to provide quality, inpatient rehabilitation services to more patients in Arlington and the surrounding communities,” said Barclay Berdan, FACHE, CEO, Texas Health Resources. “By working cohesively and pooling together valuable health resources, we can build an even stronger health network to care for North Texans for many years to come. We want individuals to complete their rehab knowing they have the necessary tools to manage their own wellbeing.”

To be designated as an acute rehabilitation hospital, a facility must meet Medicare guidelines of providing at least three hours of therapy, five days a week. Texas Rehabilitation Hospital of Arlington will offer that, and more.

Russ Bailey, TRF chief executive officer, said the facility expects to treat hundreds of patients in 2015.

The rehab hospital offers many options for patient rehabilitation. There is an apartment where patients can practice daily living skills before they return home. There is also an outdoor healing garden and walking trail where patients encounter different walking surfaces like grass and gravel to assist in rehabilitation.

Strategically located between Texas Health Arlington Memorial and Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, the new facility will employ approximately 150 people.

Visit texasrehabarlington.com to learn more about Texas Rehabilitation Hospital of Arlington.

About Methodist Health System

Guided by the founding principles of life, learning, and compassion, Dallas-based Methodist Health System (Methodist) provides quality, integrated health care to improve and save the lives of individuals and families throughout North Texas. Four hospitals and 27 Methodist Family Health Centers and Medical Groups are among the facilities served by the nonprofit Methodist Health System, which is affiliated by covenant with the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the fastest-growing health systems in America, Methodist continues to add facilities and services to enhance patient care along the entire continuum. Additional information is available at MethodistHealthSystem.org. Connect through Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

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 24 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 www.texashealth.org.

About Kindred Healthcare

Kindred Healthcare, Inc., a top-85 private employer in the United States, is a FORTUNE 500 healthcare services company based in Louisville, Kentucky with annual revenues of approximately $7.2 billion(1). At March 31, 2015, Kindred through its subsidiaries had approximately 102,600 employees providing healthcare services in 2,787 locations in 47 states, including 97 transitional care hospitals, 16 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, 90 nursing centers, 21 sub-acute units, 664 Kindred at Home home health, hospice and non-medical home care sites of service, 100 inpatient rehabilitation units (hospital-based) and a contract rehabilitation services business, RehabCare, which served 1,799 non-affiliated sites of service. Ranked as one of Fortune magazine’s Most Admired Healthcare Companies for six years, Kindred’s mission is to promote healing, provide hope, preserve dignity and produce value for each patient, resident, family member, customer, employee and shareholder we serve. For more information, go to www.kindredhealthcare.com. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

(1) Revenues were computed by combining the twelve months ended December 31, 2014 data for Kindred, Gentiva Health Services, Inc., which was acquired by the Company on February 2, 2015, and Centerre Healthcare Corporation, which was acquired by the Company on January 1, 2015.

Contact:

Angel Biasatti
angelbiasatti@mhd.com
682.622.2063

Chandra Caradine
ChandraCaradine@texashealth.org
817-960-6502

Keesha Pearson, LVN
kpearson@texasrehabarlington.com
682-888-3594