Baylor Scott & White Health and Select Medical Expand Joint Venture with Fourth Rehabilitation Hospital

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 Hospital News
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AUSTIN, Texas, July 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Baylor Scott & White Health and Select Medical today announced the opening

of a fourth inpatient rehabilitation hospital as part of their newly expanded joint venture. The 36-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital is located in Lakeway, Texas, and will operate under the name Baylor
Scott
& White Institute for Rehabilitation – Lakeway; the hospital transaction closed June 26. The expansion also includes 16 Select Medical outpatient rehabilitation clinics and six Baylor Scott & White Health outpatient rehabilitation clinics that were acquired by the joint venture on July 1, and will now operate as outpatient departments of Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation – Lakeway.

The joint venture was originally formed in 2011 in North Texas and now includes 88 outpatient rehabilitation clinics, four inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, and home health rehabilitation services, collectively staffed by more than 1,900 employees.

"We're excited to expand our joint venture and take our first step into the Austin area caring for more patients with the addition of Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation – Lakeway," said Select Medical Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital Division President Jeffrey Ruskan. "This opening also increases our national footprint as Select Medical's twenty sixth inpatient rehabilitation hospital."

"These two organizations, each with deep expertise, together will elevate the rehabilitation services offered in the Austin area," said Jay Fox, president, Baylor Scott & White Health – Austin/Round Rock region. "We continue to grow our footprint for those we serve."

Baylor Scott & White Health has a long-standing history of providing quality medical care to residents and families in Central Texas, including four medical centers and more than 20 clinics in Travis and Williamson counties. Baylor Scott & White Health most recently expanded into Hays County with a primary care clinic, and its newest medical centers are currently being built in Pflugerville and Buda.

Select Medical is one of the nation's largest providers of specialized post-acute care with a network that supports more than 100 hospitals and 1,600 outpatient rehabilitation clinics with 42,000 employees.

About Baylor Scott & White HealthAs the largest not-for-profit health system in the state of Texas, Baylor Scott & White Health promotes the health and well-being of every individual, family and community it serves. An integrated care delivery network, the system includes the Scott and White Health Plan, Baylor Scott & White Research Institute and Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance. Through 48 hospitals and more than 1,000 access points including flagship academic medical centers in Dallas and Temple, the system offers the full continuum of care, from primary to award-winning specialty care, throughout Texas, and via virtual touchpoints. If its service area were a state, it would be the eighth largest, providing care to a population larger than that of the state of Georgia. Founded as a Christian ministry of healing, Baylor Scott & White is proud to honor its century-long legacy through its commitment to improving accessibility, affordability and the customer experience for all. For more information, visit BSWHealth.com.

About Select Medical Select Medical began operations in 1997 and has grown to be one of the largest operators of long term acute care hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, and occupational health centers in the United States based on the number of facilities. As of March 31, 2018, Select Medical operated 99 long term acute care hospitals in 27 states, 24 rehabilitation hospitals in 10 states, and 1,617 outpatient rehabilitation clinics in 37 states and the District of Columbia. Select Medical's joint venture subsidiary Concentra operated 531 occupational health centers in 41 states. Concentra also provides contract services at employer worksites and Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinics. At March 31, 2018, Select Medical had operations in 47 states and the District of Columbia. Information about Select Medical is available at selectmedical.com.

MEDIA CONTACT:  Krista Merkel  kmerkel@selectmedical.com  717-884-7299

Julie Smith  Julie.Smith@BSWHealth.org   940-765-7560

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SOURCE Select Medical



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