Birmingham-based The Sanders Trust has completed the construction of Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Fort Smith, an inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Fort Smith, Arkansas.
The Sanders Trust is the developer of the project, and financed, constructed and owns the 50-bed, 62,570-square-foot hospital. The hospital is part of the Mercy Health System and Kindred Healthcare, who have entered into a joint venture on the facility with Kindred managing the day-to-day operations.
“The Sanders Trust is proud to play a role in the opening of this state-of-the-art rehabilitation hospital,” said Rance Sanders, president and CEO. “We are always grateful to our partners for inviting us to help develop their vision for improving the delivery of first-class health care services to the community.”
The hospital features all-private rooms, a secured brain injury unit with private dining and therapy gym, and it will serve as a teaching site for students in the Arkansas College of Health Education’s School of Occupational Therapy and School of Physical Therapy.
The Sanders Trust worked with architectural firm Earl Swennson Associates, of Nashville, and general contractor McCarthy Construction, of St. Louis, on the project.