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BJC HealthCare, HealthSouth Corp. partner to build 35-bed rehabilitation hospital in St. Peters

BJC HealthCare and HealthSouth Corp. plan to build a 35-bed, $12.2 million inpatient rehabilitation hospital on the third floor of BJC’s Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital if they get the blessing from state health officials.

The hospital were serve as a satellite location of The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis (TRISL), operated jointly by BJC HealthCare and HealthSouth.

Both health care groups announced July 5 that they had filed a certificate of need with the Missouri Health Facilities Review Committee. The committee reviews applications for expansions of health care facilities in the state.

If approved by the state, construction of the 39,000-square-foot unit is expected to take nine months and be operational in the summer of 2017. The unit will generate about 86 new jobs in its first year.

“The addition of TRISL’s inpatient rehabilitation services really gets to the core of our mission of improving the health of the people and the communities we serve,” said Jill Skyles, vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer for Barnes-Jewish-St. Peters and Progress West Hospital, in a statement.

“Having TRISL as a provider of rehabilitation services within Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital will enable patients to get the care they need right in their community, close to their homes and families.”

Barbara Jacobsmeyer, president of HealthSouth’s central region, said. “BJC Healthcare has a long history of providing high-quality care, and HealthSouth was honored to continue their partnership in providing services in the St. Charles County area.

“This new hospital will uniquely position the partnership to continue its well known and respected legacy as a premier provider of comprehensive medical services long into the future.”


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