Ohio State to Open New East Side Rehabilitation Hospital

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center announced Friday plans to build a new inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Columbus in partnership with Kindred Rehabilitation Services.

Scheduled to open in 2025, the 80-bed, 86,000-square-foot facility will replace Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital on OSU’s main campus and specialize in the treatment and research of stroke patients. , brain and spinal cord injury, Ohio State said in a release. It will be located in the King-Lincoln Bronzeville neighborhood adjacent to Outpatient Care East Medical Center and near Ohio State East Hospital.

“It will be visible from the highway and whether it’s getting your bearings, getting there for the first time, or often it’s patients who are in hospital for two to three or four weeks, the family coming to visit the new location just off the freeway is going to be very, very helpful with ample parking right in front of the building,” said Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Clinical Director Dr. Andy Thomas.

“For more than 60 years, Dodd faculty and staff have delivered excellence to our patients, visitors and communities. We are excited to build on this legacy and partner with KRS on our shared vision to provide patients and their families with cutting-edge acute rehabilitation care,” said Jay Anderson, Chief Operating Officer of Ohio State Wexner Medical. Center. . “We chose to build this new hospital in Columbus in an area with easy access to major transportation arteries. This will ensure patients throughout central Ohio have convenient access to comprehensive and specialized rehabilitation medical services.

“I think the East Community continues to be a great investment and this important part of the Columbus, Central Ohio community, so we’re really excited to bring this new hospital into that community by full growth,” added Dr. Carol Bradford, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine.

Ohio State and KRS will co-own and operate the new hospital, with Ohio State providing health care oversight and KRS management overseeing day-to-day operations. All faculty and staff working at the new hospital will remain Ohio State employees and they plan to add approximately 75 new jobs in clinical and support roles.

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