Encompass Health announces plans to build inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Irmo

November 9, 2021

Encompass Health Corp. (NYSE: EHC) announced it plans to build a freestanding, 27-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital near Columbia, South Carolina.

The hospital will be located at the corner of Evergreen Drive and Shady Lane in Irmo, South Carolina, a suburb of Columbia, and will be built with the capacity to expand to 50 beds. Construction on the hospital is expected to begin in the third quarter of 2022 and the hospital is expected to begin providing inpatient rehabilitation services in the fourth quarter of 2023.

Complementing local acute care services, this inpatient rehabilitation hospital will serve patients recovering from debilitating illnesses and injuries, including strokes and other neurological disorders, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations and complex orthopedic conditions. In addition to 24–hour nursing care, this hospital will offer physical, occupational and speech therapies to restore functional ability and quality of life. Care will be provided by highly specialized nurses, therapists and physicians.

The hospital will feature all private patient rooms, a spacious therapy gym with advanced rehabilitation technologies and an activities of daily living suite, cafeteria, dining room, pharmacy and therapy courtyard.

The planned hospital will become part of Encompass Health’s national network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and home health and hospice agencies. The Company’s South Carolina footprint currently includes eight inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, three home health locations and one hospice location.


About Encompass Health

As a national leader in integrated healthcare services, Encompass Health (NYSE: EHC) offers both facility–based and home–based patient care through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies and hospice agencies. With a national footprint that includes 145 hospitals, 249 home health locations, and 95 hospice locations in 42 states and Puerto Rico, the Company provides high–quality, cost-effective integrated healthcare. Encompass Health is ranked as one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. For more information, visit encompasshealth.com, or follow us on our newsroom, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.