CHI St. Vincent and HealthSouth Celebrate Opening of New Rehabilitation Hospital

CHI St. Vincent and HealthSouth Celebrate Opening of New Rehabilitation Hospital


A grand opening celebration was hosted on the evening of Wednesday, June 29 to celebrate the opening of CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of HealthSouth. The more than 150 community leaders and guests attending the event received tours of the inpatient rehabilitation hospital and heard remarks from CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs Rehabilitation Hospital CEO Janette Daniels, CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs CEO Anthony Houston, recent patient Anne Dierks and HealthSouth Corporation President and CEO Jay Grinney.

“Our belief at HealthSouth is the best way to move forward is to partner with very strong, very capable, very deep partners,” said Jay Grinney, president and CEO of HealthSouth Corporation. “With the expertise that CHI has as one of the leading systems in the country and to partner with them to meet the needs of the patients being discharged from their hospitals who need and deserve inpatient rehabilitative care.”

Opening to patients on Friday, July 1, the hospital is located at 1636 Higdon Ferry Road and offers 40-all private rooms including two bariatric rooms, an on-site therapy gym including state-of-the-art technologies and activities of daily living suite.

The hospital treats patients in need of comprehensive physical rehabilitation services for conditions such as stroke, trauma, brain and orthopedic injuries or other major illnesses or injuries. CHI St. Vincent patients undergo three hours of physical, occupational and/or speech-language therapy each day designed to meet their personalized needs and goals.

"I learned a lot this first day I got here. Upon my arrival, they had to do an evaluation to see what my skills were and were not; and they asked me to walk about 10 feet across a room. I could take little, tiny 2-inch shuffle steps with much pain. And that’s where I was,” states former patient Anne Dierks and Hot Springs Village resident, who came to from CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs Rehabilitation Hospital after major back surgery. “Twelve days later with the help of a walker I was walking so fast that they said we can’t keep up with you.”

CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs Rehabilitation Hospital joins HealthSouth’s network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and is the company’s fifth hospital in Arkansas which also includes CHI St. Vincent Rehabilitation Hospital in Sherwood; HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Jonesboro, a joint venture with St. Bernards Healthcare; HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Fayetteville, a joint venture with Washington Regional; and HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Fort Smith.

About CHI St. Vincent

CHI St. Vincent pledges to build upon the foundation laid by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Little Rock and the Sisters of Mercy in Hot Springs to go where health care is needed and establish a presence there. Today, CHI St. Vincent has four hospitals in Little Rock, Sherwood, Morrilton and Hot Springs, supported by a network of primary and specialty care clinics.

About HealthSouth
HealthSouth is one of the nation’s largest providers of post-acute healthcare services, offering both facility-based and home-based post-acute services in 34 states and Puerto Rico through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies, and hospice agencies. HealthSouth can be found on the web at  

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