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The OSF HealthCare Transitional Care Hospital Has Been Approved.

LOUISVILLE, KY & PEORIA (WEEK) — Kindred Healthcare, LLC and OSF Healthcare have received state regulator approval to jointly own the Greater Peoria Speciality Hospital, now known as the OSF HealthCare Transitional Care Hospital, in Peoria.According to a joint release, the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board granted approval in August.The renovated hospital will have 18 long-term acute care (LTAC) beds and a 29-bed acute rehabilitation unit.

The LTAC portion of the hospital will continue to provide care for the most difficult-to-treat, critically ill, and medically complex patients, such as those with respiratory failure, septicemia, traumatic injuries, wounds, or other severe illnesses complicated by multiple chronic conditions, including post-COVID recovery.

The rehabilitation unit will assist adults who have lost function or disability as a result of a stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, neurological disorders, orthopaedic surgery, or other conditions. According to the release, it will have all private rooms and will provide intensive, interdisciplinary rehabilitation therapies and medical care to improve functional independence and assist the patient in returning home.

OSF HealthCare Transitional Care Hospital receives approval

“We are pleased to have received this approval, and we are excited to continue our progress in collaboration with Kindred as we prepare the facility to provide outstanding care to our community,” said Bob Anderson, President, OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center.”We are excited to work with OSF HealthCare in this innovative partnership that will renovate our existing hospital into a dual-purpose facility to better serve the Peoria community,” said Mike Warrington, President of Kindred’s Hospital Division.

“Replacing some of our LTAC beds with acute rehabilitation beds and a state-of-the-art therapy gym creates a combination of services that optimises this hospital’s offerings to more appropriately meet the local demand for post-acute healthcare services.”While LTAC services will continue to be provided during the hospital’s transition, Kindred and OSF HealthCare expect to begin offering the combination of LTAC and rehabilitation services on September 1, 2022, following the completion of renovations to the facility at 500 W Romeo B Garrett Ave. in Peoria.

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