Kindred preparing to build $31 million rehabilitation hospital

The 50-bed West Jacksonville facility is expected to open in 2023 at southwest Normandy Boulevard and Interstate 295.

Kindred Rehabilitation Services intends to build an inpatient hospital at Normandy Boulevard and Interstate 295.
Kindred Rehabilitation Services intends to build an inpatient hospital at Normandy Boulevard and Interstate 295.
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Kindred Rehabilitation Services, which is owned and operated by Brentwood, Tennessee-based LifePoint Health, is preparing to build a 50-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital in West Jacksonville.

The city is reviewing a permit application for construction of the two-story, 60,582-square-foot hospital on 5.55 acres at 1550 Normandy Village Parkway at an estimated project cost of $31 million. It is at southwest Normandy Boulevard and Interstate 295.

Kindred announced the plans Feb. 22.

It expects to open the hospital in 2023. It will be Kindred Rehabilitation Services’ fourth inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Florida.

Kindred said in the release that the new hospital will have all private rooms and focus on acute rehabilitation for patients who suffer from stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, complex neurological disorders, orthopedic conditions, multiple trauma, amputation and other injuries or disorders. 

It will also feature multidisciplinary therapy gymnasiums with therapeutic technologies that include augmented-reality balance training, therapy bionics and a full-body exoskeleton. 

The release said Kindred also will include a therapeutic courtyard with exterior amenities to support patient care and help patients return to daily living activities.

“The aging of our population brings a growing need for rehabilitation services that help individuals recover from injury or illness and return home more independent and more capable of performing the normal activities of daily living,” said Russ Bailey, president of Kindred Rehabilitation Services, in the release.

The release said that according to the U.S. Census Bureau, Jacksonville was one of 14 U.S. cities where population grew more than 100,000 from 2010 to 2020. 

It said the specialty hospital will be the first free-standing inpatient rehabilitation facility west of the St. Johns River.

“This location is ideally suited to bring rehabilitative services to underserved residents living on the west side of Jacksonville, in line with our goal of providing exceptional rehabilitative care where and when patients need it,” Bailey said in the release.

Kindred Rehabilitation Services said it has nearly 30 stand-alone inpatient rehabilitation facilities in 17 states.

It said is a “partner of choice” for many major hospital systems in the creation of joint-venture operations.

“Kindred brings proven rehabilitation management and services expertise to help the nearly 30,000 patients we see each year in our specialty hospitals recover and return home quickly from any of a number of conditions, including stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, orthopedic injury, neurological conditions, amputation and trauma,” it says.

Kindred Rehabilitation Services is a business unit of LifePoint Health, which comprises more than 65 community hospital campuses, more than 30 rehabilitation and behavioral health hospitals and more than 170 additional sites of care, including acute rehabilitation units, outpatient centers and post-acute care facilities.

It has 50,000 employees in 29 states.