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Hospital opens new skilled nursing unit

Lee Health’s new 75-bed facility at Gulf Coast Medical Center brings the hospital system’s total of skilled nursing beds to 205.


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Lee Health opened a new 75-bed skilled nursing unit at Gulf Coast Medical Center in Fort Myers on Jan. 2. Courtesy Lee Health
Lee Health opened a new 75-bed skilled nursing unit at Gulf Coast Medical Center in Fort Myers on Jan. 2. Courtesy Lee Health
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FORT MYERS — Lee Health has expanded its skilled nursing services by opening a new, free-standing skilled nursing unit at Gulf Coast Medical Center Jan. 2

The newly constructed facility at 13960 Plantation Road in Fort Myers will fill a need in Southwest Florida by creating more capacity for post-acute rehabilitation as patients transition from the hospital and work toward returning home, according to Lee Health officials.

The expansion brings the number of skilled nursing beds operated by Lee Health to 205, providing patients state-of-the-art rehabilitation equipment and skilled nursing care as they work toward returning to their previous lifestyle prior to their hospital stay, the statement adds. 

The Gulf Coast Skilled Nursing Unit is the third in the health system, joining units at Lee Memorial Hospital and the HealthPark Care & Rehabilitation Center.

 

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