Premier Health Announces Rehab Joint Venture with Encompass Health

Premier Pulse     March 2018

Premier Health and Encompass Health, formerly known as HealthSouth Corporation, have announced plans to build a 60-bed freestanding rehabilitation hospital near Miami Valley Hospital. This joint venture will ensure more seamless care of patients with complex medical needs while better managing the cost of such services.

The Rehabilitation Institute of Ohio, a joint venture of Premier Health and Encompass Health, is expected to open at the corner of South Main and West Apple streets in early 2020. The hospital will be designed to complement future development at the nearby former Montgomery County Fairgrounds property, which is owned by Premier Health and the University of Dayton.

Encompass Health's HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Dayton at Elizabeth Place will relocate to the new hospital, and Encompass Health will oversee the new hospital's operations. Our rehab unit employees will remain Miami Valley Hospital employees for the next two years.

After the rehab hospital is complete, Miami Valley Hospital rehabilitation employees will be eligible to transfer to and become employees of the joint venture. The goal is to offer all employees currently employed on the MVH rehab unit a position at Rehabilitation Institute of Ohio. They can also choose to remain with Miami Valley Hospital or Premier Health.

Miami Valley Hospital has a great legacy of providing quality inpatient rehabilitation services for patients and their families in Southwest Ohio. As we invest for the future, we expect this new hospital will create considerable value for our patients by delivering quality care efficiently. We're pleased to be partnering with Encompass Health, which already has a presence in Dayton and brings a strong reputation for rehabilitative care to the project.

Premier Health remains committed to doing its part to address the Dayton region's overbedding issue. In bringing together Miami Valley Hospital's inpatient rehabilitation operations and the HealthSouth facility at Elizabeth Place, the community will see a net reduction in inpatient rehabilitation beds. 

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