Brooks Rehabilitation continues to grow with a planned $26 million expansion that will add 36 beds and create 70 jobs at its Bartram campus.
The project is in design and expected to be completed in 2025, according to a Feb. 5 news release from Brooks Rehabilitation.
The 115-acre campus is at 6400 Brooks Bartram Drive.
Brooks Rehabilitation provides services for patients recovering from spinal cord and brain injuries, transplants, strokes and other disabling life events.
In 2023, Brooks spent $11 million to add 10 beds to its 160-bed rehabilitation hospital at 3599 University Blvd. S. The release said 20 positions are being added to staff the additional beds.
“These expansions reinforce our continued commitment to address the increasing demand for, and access to, specialized inpatient rehabilitation services in the region,” said Doug Baer, Brooks Rehabilitation president and CEO.
The Bartram campus opened in April 2022, joining the two other Brooks Rehabilitation centers. This includes the inpatient rehabilitation hospital that Brooks manages in partnership with Halifax Health in Daytona Beach.
In 2023, Brooks admitted nearly 4,100 patients. The additional beds will allow Brooks to serve an estimated 1,000-plus more patients in the near future, the release said.
“When we initially designed our Bartram hospital, our plans accounted for future expansion. However, we did not anticipate growing as fast as we did. The average daily census we’re currently seeing wasn’t expected until 2026,” said Kris Roberts, Brooks Rehabilitation COO for inpatient and home health.