Kindred Healthcare, LLC and Baptist Health South Florida today announced a joint venture to build and operate a 60-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital in the Miami-Dade County metro area.

The new hospital, to be called Baptist Health Rehabilitation Hospital, will have all private rooms and focus on acute rehabilitation for patients who suffer from stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, complex neurological disorders, orthopedic conditions, multiple trauma, amputation and other injuries or disorders. The rehabilitation facility will also feature multidisciplinary therapy gymnasiums outfitted with the latest therapeutic technologies, including augmented reality balance training, therapy bionics and a full body exoskeleton. Additionally, it will include a therapeutic courtyard with exterior amenities to support patient care and help patients return to daily living activities.

“We are excited to work with Baptist Health – one of Florida’s leading healthcare providers – to increase access to high-quality inpatient rehabilitation services in South Florida,” said Russ Bailey, President, Kindred Rehabilitation Services. “As with our existing rehabilitation hospitals across the country, this new hospital will be dedicated to passionately advocating for and providing hope, healing and recovery to patients in its care.”

“For years, Baptist Health has cared for patients facing acute or disabling injuries and illnesses to help improve their functional and cognitive level of independence,” said Ana Lopez-Blazquez, executive vice president and chief strategy officer, Baptist Health. “Together with Kindred, we look forward to growing our rehabilitation program and to expanding access to inpatient rehab services in our community.”

The hospital is expected to open in early 2023. It comes in addition to the current Baptist Health Rehabilitation at Homestead Hospital, which offers a full-range of inpatient rehabilitation services.