Novant Health Rehabilitation Hospital holds ribbon cutting and grand opening

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 4, 2018

New inpatient rehabilitation hospital to begin serving patients on Oct. 8

WINSTON-SALEM — Novant Health and Birmingham, Ala.-based Encompass Health held a grand opening celebration on Sept. 26 in honor of its new, freestanding inpatient rehabilitation hospital, Novant Health Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Encompass Health. The hospital will begin caring for patients on Oct. 8.

The rehabilitation hospital is located at 2475 Hillcrest Center Circle and has 68 private patient rooms including one bariatric isolation room, two additional bariatric rooms and a dialysis suite for patients needing dialysis treatment during their stay. Also included will be a spacious therapy gym, courtyard, dining and dayroom areas.

The grand opening event featured a ribbon cutting, hospital tours, an invocation from Chaplain Randy Hillman of Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center and a presentation including remarks by Anita Prendergast, Novant Health Rehabilitation Hospital’s CEO; Dr. James McLean, medical director of Novant Health Rehabilitation Hospital; former patient Kevin Wilson; Dr. Stephen Motew, president of Novant Health’s Winston-Salem; Ed Mowen, MidAtlantic regional president for Encompass Health.

“My team couldn’t be more proud of our new home,” said Prendergast. “The hospital is designed with the rehabilitation patient’s specific needs in mind, and will be where many patients find hope again after a life-changing experience. We look forward to help patients walk again, relearn to speak and return to the things they loved most before they endured a major illness or injury. We are extremely humbled to provide this service to our community.”

Novant Health Rehabilitation Hospital will provide comprehensive rehabilitation services for patients who have experienced debilitating illnesses and injuries such as stroke, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, hip fractures and amputations. For more information about the hospital and its services, call 336-754-3500.