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UCI Health, Kindred Rehabilitation Services to build state-of-the-art rehabilitation hospital

The joint venture will build and operate a 52-bed hospital in Irvine

16 June 2022

Architectural rendering of the planned UCI health-related rehabilitation hospital

The new hospital is expected to offer the most innovative, comprehensive rehabilitation care on the West Coast, providing Orange County’s 3.5 million residents with “state-of-the-art rehabilitation centers that provide advanced technology to help them get back to their lives faster.” UCI Health CEO Chad T. Lefteris said. Rendering courtesy of KRS

Orange, Calif. and Brentwood, Tenn. UCI Health and Kindred Rehabilitation Services (KRS), a business arm of Lifepoint Health, today announced that they have formed a joint venture to build and operate a 52-bed, 68,000-square-foot inpatient rehabilitation hospital in India A certain agreement has been signed. Orange County.

The hospital will employ 200 people and will be located at 17931 Von Kerman Avenue in Irvine, California.

UCI Health Rehabilitation Hospital will meet the growing clinical needs of the Orange County area. The hospital will treat patients recovering from conditions such as stroke, traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, as well as trauma, burns and orthopedic patients.

leading care

KRS will manage the day-to-day operations of the hospital, and patients will receive pioneering care provided by UCI Health practitioners and clinical staff, all in private rooms and state-of-the-art rehabilitation facilities.

The partners expect the cost of construction on the inpatient hospital to be approximately $80 million, beginning in December 2022 and admitting patients in late 2025.

KRS has a national track record of providing high quality care in line with excellent patient outcomes and experiences. About 90% of its inpatient rehabilitation hospitals rank in the top quartile nationally in patient care performance metrics.

“We are excited to collaborate with UCI Health to build and operate a new facility that will improve access to high-quality rehabilitation care in Orange County,” said Russ Bailey, President of Kindred Rehabilitation Services.

He said, “This partnership with a leading academic healthcare system will create a hospital that will leverage clinical innovations and best care practices to deliver outcomes and experiences that improve the lives of patients and in the process , will further our mission of creating healthier communities.”

The rehabilitation hospital will serve patients from across the region, including UCI Medical Center in Orange, Orange County’s only Level I Trauma Center, and the Regional Burn Center, a comprehensive stroke center, as well as major orthopedic and neurological surgery services. It will also serve patients at UCI Health – Irvine, our new medical complex under construction at the UCI campus. The medical complex, expected to be fully opened in 2025, will include a 144-bed acute care hospital and will specialize in orthopedics and neurosurgery.

‘shared vision’

“UCI Health & Kindred has a shared vision to create the most innovative and comprehensive rehabilitation center on the West Coast,” said Chad T. Lefteris, CEO of UCI Health. “As Orange County’s only educational health system, UCI Health provides key critical care to an area of ​​more than three and a half million people – they deserve a state-of-the-art rehabilitation center that offers advanced technologies to help them .Come back to his life fast.”

This initiative will expand the UCI Health inpatient rehabilitation capacity from its existing 14 rehabilitation beds at UCI Medical Center in Orange.

“The new rehabilitation hospital will be more than just a patient care facility,” said Jay Han, chief of physical medicine and rehabilitation for UCI Health and the medical center’s rehabilitation medical director.

He added, “This will enable clinicians to conduct clinical research, including clinical trials, and advance new rehabilitation techniques to improve treatment for patients and help them live their lives after surgery and inpatient treatment.” Will help me come back.”

UCI Health The University of California, Irvine has a clinical enterprise, and is the only academic health system in Orange County. Patients can access UCI Health in primary and special care offices in Orange County and at its main campus, UCI Medical Center in Orange, Calif. 459-bed, acute care hospital listed in America’s best hospitals US news and world report For 21 consecutive years, provides tertiary and quaternary care, ambulatory and specialized medical clinics, behavioral health and rehabilitation services. UCI Medical Center is Orange County’s only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, high-risk perinatal/neonatal program and home to the American College of Surgeons-verified Level I Adult and Level II Pediatric Trauma Center and Regional Burn Center. UCI Health serves an area of ​​approximately 4 million people in Orange County, western Riverside County and southeast Los Angeles County. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter,

compassionate rehabilitation services (KRS), with 30 stand-alone inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) in 18 states, is the partner of choice for several major hospital systems in building joint venture operations that are industry-leading in clinical and operational outcomes. KRS brings the expertise of proven rehabilitation management and services to help the approximately 30,000 patients we see each year at our specialized hospitals and a range of conditions including stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, orthopedic injury, neurological conditions Return home sooner than any of them. , amputation and trauma. Kindred Rehabilitation Services is a business unit of Brentwood, Tennessee-based Lifepoint Health.

Lifepoint Health is a leading healthcare provider serving patients, physicians, communities and partner organizations in healthcare. Driven by a mission to make communities healthier, the company has an increasingly diverse healthcare delivery network with over 50,000 dedicated employees, 65 community hospital campuses, more than 30 rehabilitation and behavioral health hospitals, and 170 additional care sites, including Including managed acute rehabilitation. units, outpatient centers and post-acute care facilities. More information about LifePoint can be found at


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