MECHANICSBURG, Pa., June 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Vibra Healthcare, LLC ("Vibra"), owner and operator of specialty acute care hospitals, announced today that a Dallas, Texas subsidiary of Vibra has entered into a lease with Methodist Richardson Medical Center ("MRMC") for the third floor of Methodist Richardson Campus for Continuing Care facility at 401 W Campbell Rd., Richardson, Texas. The leased space consists of approximately 29,481 square feet and will be renovated to initially accommodate 20 long term acute care hospital ("LTACH") beds. Vibra expects to have the renovated space completed and ready to admit its first patients in the first quarter of 2016.
The new LTACH will be named Vibra Hospital of Richardson ("Vibra Richardson") and will share clinical programs, services, and administration with Vibra's LTACH located at 2700 Walker Way, DeSoto, Texas. Vibra plans to maximize the well-established track record of experience and exceptional patient outcomes of its DeSoto LTACH through sharing the experience and knowledge base of its current employees, clinical teams and medical staff.
When fully occupied Vibra Richardson will employ approximately 65 medical professionals and staff. Features will include among other amenities, 14 private patient rooms, 6 intensive care rooms, rehabilitation therapy gym area, pharmacy, activities area, specialized procedure rooms and easy access to visitor parking. Additionally, the Vibra Richardson hospital will be supported by 24/7 fulltime onsite physician coverage.
"We are very pleased to be working side-by-side with the Methodist Health System and Methodist Richardson Medical Center to provide services to medically complex patients in the Richardson 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 of Richardson, has become a key component of the healthcare needs for many patients. The opening of this new long term acute care hospital will advance our post acute continuum network in the Richardson and Dallas Metro Region by collaborating with our Methodist Health System host and their multiple service locations."
"By working with our Vibra corporate team to develop and open the new satellite long term acute care hospital on the Methodist Richardson-Campus for Continuing Care, we raise the level of critical patient care in the community and also increase the access to this key level of patient care across the north Dallas region," said Thomas Alexander, CEO of Vibra Specialty Hospital of DeSoto. "We are very excited about this opportunity and have been working closely with our Methodist Richardson partner to ensure a smooth construction process and timely opening in the first quarter of 2016."
"Today, by welcoming Vibra to the Methodist Health System family, we are better able to meet the needs of those who require specialized long term acute care. Our patients and the Richardson community at large will be well served by this new facility and the advanced, specialty services that will be provided," said E. Kenneth Hutchenrider, Jr. FACHE, President, Methodist Richardson Medical Center. "Our relationship with Vibra and the opening of this new advanced facility will allow us to remain true to our vision to be the trusted provider of integrated quality health care to the residents of Richardson and the region, and we are closer to realizing this vision by having Vibra housed in our Campus for Continuing Care to provide this after hospital care option," said Hutchenrider.
The new Vibra Hospital of Richardson is in an easily accessible and convenient location for each community that Methodist Richardson Medical Center serves. Vibra Richardson is uniquely qualified 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 ("Vibra") is a hospital provider based in Mechanicsburg, PA that is focused on the development, acquisition and operation of freestanding Long Term Acute Care Hospitals ("LTACH"), Inpatient Medical Rehabilitation Hospitals ("IRF") 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 95 LTACH's and IRF's, transitional care units/facilities, hospital-based outpatient physical therapy centers and regional business offices with locations in 18 states. For additional information about Vibra Healthcare, its network of hospitals and its post acute care continuum please visit our website at www.vibrahealthcare.com.
About Methodist Health System
Guided by the founding principles of life, learning, and compassion, Dallas-based Methodist Health System (Methodist) provides quality, integrated health care to improve and save the lives of individuals and families throughout North Texas. Four hospitals and 27 Methodist Family Health Centers and Medical Groups are among the facilities served by the nonprofit Methodist Health System, which is affiliated by covenant with the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the fastest-growing health systems in America, Methodist continues to add facilities and services to enhance patient care along the entire continuum. Additional information is available at MethodistHealthSystem.org. Connect through Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter at MethodistHealthSystem.org/SocialMedia.
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