Inc. magazine has rolled out its first ever Hire Power Awards lauding private companies adding oodles of jobs around the country. One Nashville-area company has made the top 100 and it's Brentwood-based specialty hospital operator Centerre Healthcare, which grew its payroll by 500 people from 2008 on its way to posting $56 million in revenues in 2011. Six of the 10 Tennessee laureates, including a well-known HVAC player and a popular local pub concept, are based in Middle Tennessee.
Rehabilitation hospital developer Centerre Healthcare has partnered with a Springfield, Mo., health system to build a $27 million facility there. The project, which would have 60 beds and be about three times the size of the facility it's designed to replace, needs approval from state regulators.
The limitations of the current facility were mentioned in its most recent accreditation survey, which recommended that Mercy make improvements. Mercy only admitted about 430 rehab patients during the last fiscal year because of those problems.
Brentwood-based rehabilitation hospital operator Centerre Healthcare is partnering with University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio, to build a 40-bed facility that will employ 150 people when it opens this fall. The hospital will be the seventh in Centerre's portfolio. The company also is building in Oklahoma City and plans to break ground on a $23 million, 60-bed project in northeast Indianapolis this summer.
The freestanding hospital reportedly will be the most technologically advanced rehabilitation facility in the United States while providing a patient-centered environment. Features include a gymnasium focusing on accelerated recovery, training suites emphasizing activities of daily living, a therapeutic pool and outdoor recreation areas.
SEE ALSO: Our story from a year ago detailing Centerre's capital raise and growth plans