Encompass Health expanding to new state in Northeast

The company is expanding its hospital business by opening another location.

Encompass Health expanding to new state in Northeast

A Birmingham-based firm is planning to continue its rapid expansion across the country by building a freestanding facility in Connecticut.

Encompass Health, NYSE: EHC, plans to build a 40-bed inpatient rehab hospital in Danbury south of the intersection between Reserve Road and Winding Ridge Way.

The hospital will provide care for patients who are recovering from illnesses and injuries that can be debilitating, such as strokes, other neurological disorders and brain injuries. It will also serve those with complex orthopedic conditions and amputations. The hospital will provide 24-hour nursing and physical, occupational, and speech therapy to help restore quality of life and functional ability. Specialized nurses, therapists, and doctors will provide care.

The hospital will have all private rooms, a gym for therapy with advanced technologies, an activity suite and a pharmacy, as well as a dining room and therapy courtyard.

Pat Tuer said that the new hospital was a step to integrate the health care system in the region.

Encompass Health will add the hospital to its national network of rehabilitation facilities, making it their first hospital in Connecticut.