|(01/24/07) - Select Specialty Hospital
announced today its collaborative partnership with Akron General Medical Center and Summa
Health System to construct and operate a freestanding long-term acute care hospital
(LTACH), which will be located at 200 East Market Street, next to the Mayer Post Office
Building. In this new state-of-the-art facility, Select Specialty will be a spacious
60-bed hospital with private patient rooms, six high-observation beds, a CT scanner,
telemetry, and lab and radiology services.
Currently, Select Specialty Hospital has two
long-term acute care hospitals in the Greater Akron area, which operate as "hospitals
within hospitals," and are located within both Akron General and Summas Akron
City Hospital. Upon completion of the new facility in May 2008, both Select Specialty
Hospitals will relocate to this freestanding location.
"We deeply value the strong relationships we have with
Akron General, Summa, their respective medical staffs, Mayor Plusquellic and the City of
Akron," said Thomas Buckingham, Division President, Select Specialty Hospital.
"Together, we will join forces to provide an enhanced level of LTACH care to benefit
the Greater Akron community."
Select Specialty Hospital treats patients who require a
longer acute care hospitalization to promote healing and recovery from critical and
complex medical and surgical conditions. A variety of programs and services are offered,
including pulmonary/ventilator weaning, wound care, heart failure, infectious disease and
others that address coexisting conditions and multiple system issues. Patients benefit
from an integrated approach of intensive nursing care, focused respiratory services and
individualized therapies, which are provided in a highly individualized and
"The partnership between Akron General Medical Center,
Summa Health System and Select Specialty Hospital will create greater access to and
heightened awareness of the vital services that long-term acute care hospitals provide to
medically complex, critically ill and catastrophically injured individuals," said
Buckingham. The new 53,000 square-foot, twofloor facility will be developed by Wojno
Development in conjunction with Legacy Partners.
Select Specialty Hospital is part of Select Medical
Corporation, a national provider of specialized health care encompassing long-term acute
care, inpatient medical rehabilitation, outpatient physical rehabilitation and contract
therapy. Founded in 1996, Select Medical is a privately held company headquartered in
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania with 18,000 employees throughout the United States.
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