Encompass Health Corp announces the opening of its 134th inpatient rehabilitation hospital, Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Murrieta.

The freestanding inpatient rehabilitation hospital, which recently welcomed its first patient, includes 50 private patient rooms, two therapy gyms featuring advanced technologies, an activities of daily living suite, courtyard, dining room, and dayroom areas.

Complementing local acute care services, the hospital will care for patients overcoming debilitating illnesses and injuries including strokes and other neurological disorders, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations and complex orthopedic conditions. It offers physical, occupational and speech therapies as well as 24-hour nursing care that aim to restore functional ability and quality of life, Encompass notes in a media release.

“We are excited to bring our rehabilitation services to the Murrieta area through this new, state‑of‑the‑art rehabilitation hospital,” says Barb Jacobsmeyer, executive vice president and president of inpatient hospitals for Encompass Health. “We believe integrated care delivery across the healthcare continuum is critical to achieving the best outcomes for patients, helping them return to their communities at their highest levels of independence.”

Encompass Health’s California footprint includes inpatient rehabilitation hospitals in Bakersfield, Modesto and Tustin.

[Source(s): Encompass Health Corp, PR Newswire]