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40-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital debuts in Southwest Florida

All the patient rooms are private in the new facility.

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A 40-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital, a partnership between Lee Healthcare Holdings LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lee Health, and Encompass Health has opened in Cape Coral.

The facility, Rehabilitation Hospital of Cape Coral, is at 1730 NE Pine Island Road. The hospital features all private patient rooms, a large therapy gym with advanced rehabilitation technologies and an activities of daily living suite, a therapy courtyard, a cafeteria and a dayroom, according to a statement.

The hospital serves patients recovering from debilitating illnesses and injuries including strokes and other neurological disorders, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations and complex orthopedic conditions. In addition to 24-hour nursing care, Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Cape Coral offers physical, occupational and speech therapies to restore functional ability and quality of life. Care is provided by highly specialized nurses, therapists and physicians, the release states.

"We are excited to open this new hospital in Cape Coral to help individuals recovering from major illnesses and injuries regain the strength and function needed to reach their highest levels of independence," Michelle Fitzgerald, CEO of Encompass Health of Cape Coral, says in the release. "Through customized therapies and best practices, our team will deliver specialized care, close to home at this state-of-the-art hospital and help our patients return to things they love most."

Encompass Health now has 149 inpatient rehabilitation hospital, including 17 in Florida. Two additional hospitals are expected to open in Florida this year.


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