Published on April 08, 2013

State approves Baptist Memorial Health Care's plans for new rehabilitation facility

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency members unanimously approved Baptist Memorial Health Care's request to build a new inpatient rehabilitation facility on Germantown Parkway near Wolf River Boulevard in Germantown, Tenn.

"We are very pleased with the decision," says Zach Chandler, vice president and head of metro-Memphis operations for Baptist. "For the past 50 years, Baptist has been a leader in providing innovative rehabilitation services, and this project continues that tradition."

The certificate of need approval solidifies a joint venture between Baptist and Centerre Healthcare to construct an inpatient rehabilitation hospital. Based in Nashville, Centerre develops and operates rehabilitation hospitals in partnership with health care organizations.

Upon completion, the new hospital will house inpatient rehabilitation services currently offered at Baptist Rehabilitation-Germantown, and outpatient, skilled nursing and support services will remain at the existing Germantown facility.

"We are delighted to gain a partner dedicated to the same goal of helping patients achieve the highest level of independence possible," says Brian Hogan, administrator and CEO of Baptist Rehab- Germantown. "This project will further position Baptist Memorial Health Care as a premier rehabilitation provider in the Mid-South."

One of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the United States, Baptist Memorial Health Care offers a full continuum of care to communities throughout the Mid-South. The Baptist system, which consistently ranks among the top integrated health care networks in the nation, comprises 14 affiliate hospitals in West Tennessee, North Mississippi and East Arkansas; more than 4,000 affiliated physicians; Baptist Medical Group, a multispecialty physician group with more than 300 physicians; home, hospice and psychiatric care; minor medical centers and clinics; a network of surgery, rehabilitation and other outpatient centers; and an education system highlighted by the Baptist College of Health Sciences. Baptist has more than 2,300 licensed beds systemwide, employs more than 13,000 people and has approximately 85,000 admissions annually. For more information about Baptist, please visit or call 800-4-BAPTIST.

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