Birmingham, Alabama’s Encompass Health Corp. (NYSE: EHC) is getting ready to open a rehabilitation hospital in Bowie, in a bid to fill a gap in care for Prince George’s County patients.
Encompass, which owns and operates rehab hospitals across U.S., said Wednesday the 60-bed inpatient facility is on track to start seeing patients in June.
The Rehabilitation Hospital of Bowie at 17351 Melford Blvd., which comprises nearly 60,000 square feet, will provide comprehensive rehabilitation services to patients recovering from strokes and other neurological disorders, brain and spinal cord injuries, amputations, fractures and complex orthopedic conditions, according to Encompass. It’s expected to serve 1,400 patients each year, the system told us.
The project, first announced in February 2021, was originally slated to deliver in mid-2022. That timeline was delayed due to permitting challenges and “unforeseen site conditions,” an Encompass spokesperson said in an email Wednesday to the Washington Business Journal. The total project cost came to $50 million.