Centerre, Pennsylvania entity to partner on acute care facility

Price tag for new building not disclosed

Nashville-based Centerre Healthcare Corp. and officials with St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, Pa., have announced plans for a new acute rehabilitation hospital, the first specialty hospital of its kind in Bucks County, north of Philadelphia.

Monday’s announcement follows a similar move last October, when Centerre officials said they were partnering with Springfield, Mo.-based Mercy to develop a $27 million facility. (Read more here.)

Scheduled for completion in the spring of 2014, the St. Mary Rehabilitation Hospital will provide acute inpatient rehabilitation services for patients who require a high level of specialized treatment. Dedicated brain-injury, spinal-cord-injury, trauma and stroke units will help promote the recovery of individuals who have functional deficits resulting from injury or illness.

In a release, Centerre and St. Mary did not disclose an estimated price tag for the project.

To develop the St. Mary Rehabilitation Hospital and Outpatient Campus, St. Mary finalized the purchase of property that was the site of the former Neshaminy Middle School. The hospital is part of the first phase in the development of the new campus, which will be located directly across the street from the Medical Center’s main campus. With the opening of the 50-bed rehabilitation hospital, St. Mary will relocate its existing 31-bed rehabilitation unit currently on the main campus, and convert the medical center space to a private-bed patient care unit.

“We are pleased to be joining St. Mary Medical Center in being able to bring this level of specialized care to this community,” said Centerre CEO Pat Foster in the release. “We partner with top acute-care hospitals across the United States with the common goal of providing exceptional rehabilitation services and uniquely designed facilities to best serve the needs of patients in their own community.”