Encompass teams with Piedmont on 3 Georgia hospitals

Regional Rehabilitation Hospital in Phenix City is operated in partnership between Encompass and Piedmont.

Birmingham-based Encompass Health Corp. is teaming with Piedmont Healthcare on three inpatient rehabilitations hospitals in Georgia, two of them brand new. The two firms already partner on Regional Rehabilitation Hospital in Phenix City.

The partnership has received state authorization for two new 40-bed hospitals, one in Atlanta and one in Columbus, Georgia. Both will be built alongside existing Piedmont Hospitals.

As part of the partnership, Piedmont will assume partial ownership of an existing Encompass hospital in Newnan, Georgia.

“We are excited about expanding our partnership with Piedmont Healthcare, a forward-thinking and well–respected healthcare leader that has been serving Georgia residents for more than 100 years,” said Barb Jacobsmeyer, executive vice president, president of inpatient hospitals for Encompass Health. “Through these hospitals, we will continue working together to provide our patients with coordinated and connected care that meets them where they are in their healthcare journeys and makes a positive difference in their lives.”

Speaking for Piedmont, Executive Vice President Michael J. Mandi said, “Through our relationship with Encompass Health at Piedmont Columbus Regional we have experienced the value that Encompass Health can bring to our patients and we look forward to our broader geographic partnership. The addition of these high-acuity rehab services is a critical component for Piedmont to offer our patients along the continuum of care in our clinically integrated network.”

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