Groundbreaking ceremonies for HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital were held on Friday, at 11 a.m. at 2412 McCallie Ave. in Chattanooga. The groundbreaking ceremony included comments by Mr. Jay Grinney, HealthSouth President and CEO, Mr. Scott Rowe, HealthSouth Chattanooga Rehabilitation Hospital Administrator and other distinguished leaders from the community. In addition, hospital tours were provided.
“The addition will allow us to provide high-quality and cost-effective inpatient rehabilitation services in a state-of the-art hospital setting to more patients in the Chattanooga area,” said Scott Rowe, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital Chattanooga CEO. “We are on track with groundbreaking and expect to be fully operational by June 2013.”
The hospital will expand by 27,100-square feet to accommodate the relocation of 50 patient beds currently operational on the second floor of the hospital. The expansion will include 30 all-private rooms, more than tripling the current complement of the hospital’s private room offering. Additionally, 10 spacious semi-private rooms, a new day room and support spaces will be included in the project. Renovation of the existing hospital space includes expanding the dining room and therapy gym along with aesthetic improvements to the building. The second floor will house the regional business office.