Select Medical and UF Health Open Doors of New Rehabilitation Hospital to Serve Northern Florida Region

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 General News
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MECHANICSBURG, Pa. and GAINESVILLE, Fla., Feb. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Select Medical and UF Health today announced the

official opening of UF Health Rehab Hospital, a collaboration between the two health care providers.  The 50-bed hospital is expected to begin admitting patients on Feb. 19, 2019.

In celebration of the opening, UF

Health and Select Medical will host an invitation-only celebration event on Feb. 12, 2019 beginning at 1:30 p.m. at 2708 SW Archer Road in Gainesville.  Select Medical President and CEO David Chernow and UF Health Shands CEO Ed Jimenez will offer remarks, followed by tours of the new facility. Media are welcome to attend. 

In collaboration with UF Health, Select Medical will operate the new facility, which will serve the needs of patients in the Northern Florida region requiring care resulting from stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury, amputation and neurological disorders, among other conditions.

About UF HealthUF Health, the most comprehensive academic health center in the Southeast, is a collaboration of the University of Florida Health Science Center and Shands. The colleges of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Health Professions, and Veterinary Medicine, various research centers and institutes, a network of faculty practices and the Shands family of hospitals fall under the UF Health umbrella, which extends to a regional campus in Jacksonville. UF Health also has a statewide presence through satellite medical, dental and nursing clinics staffed by UF health professionals and through affiliations with community-based health care facilities stretching from Hialeah and Miami to the Florida Panhandle.

About Select MedicalSelect Medical is one of the largest operators of critical illness recovery hospitals (previously referred to as long term acute care hospitals), rehabilitation hospitals (previously referred to as inpatient rehabilitation facilities), outpatient rehabilitation clinics, and occupational health centers in the United States based on the number of facilities. Our reportable segments include the critical illness recovery hospital segment, the rehabilitation hospital segment, the outpatient rehabilitation segment, and the Concentra segment. As of December 31, 2018, Select Medical operated 96 critical illness recovery hospitals in 27 states, 26 rehabilitation hospitals in 11 states, and 1,662 outpatient rehabilitation clinics in 37 states and the District of Columbia. Select Medical's joint venture subsidiary Concentra operated 524 occupational health centers in 41 states. Concentra also provides contract services at employer worksites and Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinics. At December 31, 2018, Select Medical had operations in 47 states and the District of Columbia. Information about Select Medical is available at

Media ContactsFor more information or to schedule a tour, please contact:

Shelly Eckenroth, or 717-920-4035Rossana Passaniti, or 352-273-5810


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