EVANSVILLE — Deaconess Health System and its partner company announced Wednesday it will construct a new, freestanding hospital to replace the current HealthSouth Deaconess Rehabilitation Hospital at 4100 Covert Ave.
The new facility will be in the Warrick Wellness Trail medical district in Newburgh. It will be a joint operation of Deaconess and Encompass Health Corp., formerly known as HealthSouth Corp.
The new inpatient rehabilitation hospital will offer 80 private patient rooms, a spacious on-site therapy gym and an in-house pharmacy. Construction will begin this spring, and the hospital is expected to be operational in fall 2019.
“This new hospital will continue to allow us to help patients relearn how to walk, talk and perform their daily activities of living again after they’ve faced a life-altering illness or injury. We are excited for this new chapter,” said Blake Bunner, CEO of HealthSouth Deaconess.
“The replacement hospital for HealthSouth Deaconess will feature all private patient rooms, provide more privacy and comfort, and allow for future expansion to accommodate the needs of a growing population,” said Shawn McCoy, CEO of Deaconess Health System.
In addition to the new hospital, HealthSouth Deaconess will continue to manage the 18-bed satellite hospital located on the fourth floor of Deaconess Midtown Hospital.