Vibra Healthcare and Oakwood Healthcare Joint Venture; New 40-Bed Long Term Acute Care Hospital Vibra and Oakwood Combine Resources To Launch New Hospital Partnership

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. and TAYLOR, Mich., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vibra Healthcare ("Vibra") and Oakwood Healthcare ("Oakwood") announced today the joint venture and opening of their new Long Term Acute Care Hospital ("LTACH") that will occupy 40-beds and over 17,000 square feet on the second floor of the Oakwood Hospital – Taylor Campus in Taylor, MI.

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The new LTAC hospital is named Vibra Hospital of Southeastern MichiganTaylor Campus ("Vibra Hospital – Taylor Campus") and will share clinical programs, services, and administration with the Vibra Hospital of Southeastern Michigan located on West Outer Drive in Lincoln Park, MI.  The Vibra Hospital – Taylor Campus has completed all pre-opening inspections and regulatory approvals and is open and admitting patients.

When fully occupied the new Vibra Hospital - Taylor Campus will employ about 160 medical professionals and staff. Features will include among other amenities, 12 private patient rooms, 14 semi-private rooms, rehabilitation therapy gym area, pharmacy, activities area, specialized procedure rooms and easy access to visitor parking. Additionally, the new Vibra Hospital – Taylor Campus will be supported by 24/7 fulltime onsite physician coverage.

"We are very pleased to be a partner with Oakwood Healthcare and provide this complex medical service to patients in the community and the surrounding service areas," said Brad Hollinger, chairman and chief executive officer of Vibra Healthcare.  "With the increased access and availability of high quality acute medical care, we are seeing increased survival rates from patients with major multiple traumas and life threatening acute and chronic illnesses. Now more than ever, the availability of services provided by Vibra's long term acute care hospitals, like the new Vibra Hospital - Taylor Campus, has become a key component of the healthcare needs for many patients. The opening of the new LTAC hospital will advance our post acute continuum network in Southeastern Michigan by collaborating with our Oakwood partners and their multiple locations."

"By joining Vibra Hospital of Southeastern Michigan and Oakwood to open the new long term acute care hospital within Oakwood's Taylor campus, we raise the level of critical patient care in the community and also increase the access to this acute level of patient care across the region," said Denise Wayne, CEO of Vibra Hospital of Southeastern Michigan. "We are very excited about this opportunity to serve together and have been working closely with our Oakwood partners to ensure a smooth opening and have already made preparations to admit our first patients on the opening day."

"Today, by welcoming Vibra to the Oakwood family, we are better able to meet the needs of those who require long term acute care. Our patients and the community at large will be well served by this new facility and the advanced, specialty services that will be provided," said Doug Welday, Executive Vice President of Post Acute Operations, Oakwood Healthcare.

"Our partnership with Vibra and the opening of this new state-of-the-art facility will allow us to remain true to our mission of providing world-class healthcare to the residents of southeast Michigan, and we plan to further the mission by continuing to provide the highest level of care for all our patients," said Welday.

The new Vibra Heritage Campus will integrate the short-term acute care talent and expertise of Oakwood Hospital-Taylor, Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn, Oakwood Hospital - Wayne and Oakwood Hospital – Southshore in an easily accessible, convenient location for each community and region served. The new Vibra Hospital – Taylor Campus will specialize in the treatment of patients with a variety of complex medical needs including those who are recovering from illnesses such as strokes, cardiac and respiratory diseases, neurological and spinal cord injuries, multiple traumas and wounds, to name a few. 

About Vibra Healthcare

Vibra Healthcare, LLC is a hospital provider based in Mechanicsburg, Pa that is focused on the development, acquisition and operation of freestanding Long Term Acute Care (LTAC) hospitals, Inpatient Medical Rehabilitation Hospitals (IRF's) and outpatient physical rehabilitation centers. Teams of highly trained specialists lead clinical programs at Vibra's specialty hospitals for treating medically complex patients who suffer from major orthopedic, neurologic, stroke, multiple traumas, cardiac and respiratory conditions. Vibra and its affiliates currently employ over 9,000 employees and own and operate over 90 specialty hospitals, transitional care units/facilities and hospital-based outpatient physical therapy locations in 18 states.  For additional information about Vibra Healthcare and its network of specialty hospitals and its post acute care continuum please visit our website at www.vibrahealthcare.com.  

About Oakwood Healthcare

Oakwood Healthcare specializes in providing comprehensive healthcare with a personal touch to the residents of southeast Michigan. We believe Patients Come First. That's why our mission is to provide excellence in care, healing and health to the individuals and communities we serve – something we've been doing since 1953. We are home to four hospitals and we're the second largest employer in suburban Wayne County with more than 10,000 employees, physicians and volunteers.  To learn more about us, visit www.oakwood.org.

SOURCE Vibra Healthcare, LLC



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