New inpatient rehab facility in Gainesville to open in 2025

Leaders from Northeast Georgia Health System and Lifepoint Health pose for a photo during the groundbreaking ceremony for Northeast Georgia Rehabilitation Institute on March 28, 2024. Pictured from left are NGHS Executive Advisor Michael Covert; Lifepoint Health Senior VP and Chief Development Officer Marty Mann; Lifepoint Health President of Rehab & Behavioral Health Russ Bailey; Lifepoint Health VP of Operations David Stark; NGMC Associate Medical Director for Inpatient Medical Rehabilitation Dr. Adebunmi Ojulari; NGHS VP For Regional Hospitals Kevin Matson; NGHS President and CEO Carol Burrell; Lifepoint Health Senior VP of Joint Ventures and Strategic Services Cleve Haralson; COO of NGHS and President of NGMC Gainesville John Kueven; NGHS VP of Financial Operations Roy Griffin.

Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) and Lifepoint Rehabilitation recently broke ground on a new inpatient rehabilitation facility in Gainesville.

The new facility is a joint venture partnership between the two organizations and will open in 2025. The 61,000-square-foot facility will have 40 private rooms and will nearly double the patient capacity of the existing inpatient rehabilitation unit at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville.

“This facility represents a significant milestone in our mission to provide exceptional care and support to those in need of rehabilitation services,” said Kevin Matson, vice president of regional hospitals for NGHS.

The Northeast Georgia Rehabilitiation Institute will offer services for adults recovering from stroke, neurological disease, brain or spinal cord injury and other debilitating illnesses or injuries. The facility is expected to serve more than 1,200 patients annually.

“We are pleased to begin construction of Northeast Georgia Rehabilitation Institute,” said David Stark, chief operating officer for Lifepoint Rehabilitation. “We know that NGHS shares our commitment to expanding access to critically needed inpatient rehabilitation services for patients in Gainesville and throughout the surrounding region, and we look forward to working alongside their team as we advance our mission of making communities healthier.”

Lifepoint Rehabilitation also operates several inpatient rehabilitation facilities across the country. The new facility will be jointly operated by NGHS and Lifepoint Rehabilitation.

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