Vibra Healthcare LLC, based in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, has entered into an agreement to develop a medical rehabilitation hospital in Sacramento, California, to treat patients with amputations and orthopedic needs, as well as other conditions, according to a press release.
The two-story, 50-bed inpatient facility also will be used treat patients with neurological injuries and illnesses, such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury. In addition, it will provide arthritis, hip fracture, joint replacement and osteoporosis services.
The project is pending a formal land development application to the city. According to the release, Vibra officials expect the application to be approved in early 2018, with construction on the 59,506-square-foot facility scheduled to begin in early 2019.
“Our model focuses on the individual needs of each patient, with a goal of restoring them back to their highest possible functional ability and returning to home,” Michael Long, division president of Vibra’s rehabilitation division, said in the release.
The new facility is expected to create 150 new jobs and will help address the post-acute care needs of the Sacramento area and complement services currently offered by Vibra’s long-term acute care hospital (LTACH) in Folsom, California.
“This new free-standing rehabilitation hospital located just 10 minutes from downtown Sacramento, in addition to our existing 60-bed LTACH, Vibra Hospital of Sacramento, will provide the greater Sacramento community excellent options for post-acute care hospital services for both rehabilitation and post-ICU care,” Ann Gors, division president of Vibra’s LTACH division, said in the release.