Kansas hospital eyes opening of rehab center focusing on orthopedics, spine

Written by Alan Condon | June 06, 2019 | Print  | Email

Overland Park, Kan.-based Saint Luke's South Hospital has almost completed construction of its new rehabilitation center, reports Kansas City Business Journal.

Three things to know:

1. Saint Luke's Rehabilitation Institute is designed to treat orthopedic injuries, as well as brain or spinal cord conditions, stroke, arthritis and cardiovascular issues.

2. The 100,000-square-foot, 60-bed center includes both inpatient and outpatient services and will feature several robotic devices to assist in recovery.

3. The facility broke ground in December 2017. Construction is set to be finished in July and patients will be admitted in September.

"The center of the country has lacked high-quality rehabilitation forever," said Reagan Simpson, president of SLRI and vice president of the health System. "In a city this size, it's just not acceptable that you wouldn't be able to get a national-standard rehabilitation. We should be able to treat our own, and we're not doing that very successfully today."

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