Encompass Health Corp. Announces Plans To Build A 60-Bed Rehabilitation Hospital In Bowie, Maryland


Encompass Health Corp. (NYSE: EHC) today announced its plans to construct a 60-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital near the southeast corner of Melford Boulevard and Marconi Drive in Bowie, Maryland. The hospital is expected to begin treating patients in mid-2022.

Complementing local acute care services, the future hospital will offer physical, occupational and speech therapies, and 24-hour nursing care, to restore functional ability and quality of life. It will care for residents of southern Maryland recovering from debilitating illnesses and injuries including strokes and other neurological disorders, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations and complex orthopedic conditions.

"At Encompass Health, our mission is to provide high-quality rehabilitative care that makes a meaningful difference in the lives of our patients," said Barb Jacobsmeyer, executive vice president and president of inpatient hospitals for Encompass Health. "This future hospital will become an integrated part of the local healthcare system and provide residents with access to care that is customized for their needs."

"Providing Bowie residents and the broader community with services to meet their rehabilitation needs is a welcome addition to Prince George's County," said Nathaniel Richardson, Jr., president and chief executive officer at University of Maryland Capital Region Health. "Patients will have new choices and the convenience to have quality services offered in the county where they reside."

The hospital will feature all private patient rooms, a spacious therapy gym with advanced rehabilitation technologies and an activities of daily living suite, cafeteria, dining room, pharmacy and therapy courtyard.

The planned hospital, once opened, will become part of Encompass Health's national network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and home health and hospice agencies. Encompass Health, the nation's largest owner and operator of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, currently operates 137 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals across the country including one in Salisbury, Maryland.

About Encompass Health

As a national leader in integrated healthcare services, Encompass Health (NYSE: EHC) offers both facility–based and home–based patient care through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies and hospice agencies. With a national footprint that includes 137 hospitals, 241 home health locations, and 82 hospice locations in 39 states and Puerto Rico, the Company provides high–quality, cost-effective integrated healthcare. Encompass Health is ranked as one of Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For. For more information, visit encompasshealth.com, or follow us on our newsroom, Twitter and Facebook.

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