This new 34-bed Acute Care Comprehensive Physical Rehabilitation Hospital facility is located on a greenfield in Edwardsville, Illinois.
Anderson Hospital has operated under the management of Kindred Healthcare, a 20-bed inpatient comprehensive acute physical rehabilitation service at its main hospital campus in Maryville, Illinois and is replacing that unit with this new free-standing hospital facility.
The new two-story 49,371-square-foot hospital facility will provide significant outpatient specialized services in addition to focused attention on acute care rehabilitation with all 34 patient rooms designed as private rooms. The new hospital includes a highly specialized 12-bed brain injury acute care unit.
The building features a large patient therapy area with zero gravity, bionic training, interactive therapy and balance control equipment in addition to a comprehensive bank of basic physical medical equipment.
Additionally, the free-standing hospital includes space for specialized neurological testing and evaluation, speech and audiology services, a large training area for reintroducing Activities of Daily Living to assist patients to learn the skills that allow them to return to independent functioning in their home environments.
The building is designed to minimize patient travel to essential services, to allow hospital staff to access, monitor and provide a high level of service, education and training to patients in the acute rehabilitation recovery phase. Exterior access to the building is accomplished with proximal parking, and an open registration function that utilizes building elements to reduce patient and family anxiety and to efficiently process in and outpatients who will utilize the facility.