Select Medical expands partnership with Ohio-based hospital system

Mechanicsburg-based Select Medical and OhioHealth announced that their joint venture partnership, OHRH LLC, signed an agreement with Reunion Hospital Holdings to acquire the operating assets of Reunion Rehabilitation Hospital in Dublin, Ohio.

The new facility will be renamed OhioHealth Rehabilitation Hospital – Dublin. It will feature 40 private rooms and state-of-the-art rehabilitation technology and equipment to treat patients recovering from stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury, amputation, neurological disorders and orthopedic conditions.

Additionally, the joint venture is expanding to provide neuro transitional care outside of central Ohio. The Select Medical/OhioHealth partnership will break ground this spring to build a 12-bed rehabilitation neuro transitional center in Dublin. The NTC will be a first for this region.

“We are thrilled to expand our partnership with OhioHealth to meet the growing needs of the central Ohio region,” Tom Mullin, executive vice president of hospital operations at Select Medical, said in a release. “Combined, our rehabilitation hospitals and NTC will include 126 beds with highly trained interdisciplinary clinical teams providing world-class care to help patients restore their function and independence and return to community.”

The new OhioHealth Rehabilitation Neuro Transitional Center will be staffed by a clinical team providing care in a residential setting for people recovering from stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and other neurological diseases. The center is expected to open in spring 2024.

The Select Medical and OhioHealth JV expanded partnership also includes 38 NovaCare outpatient physical therapy centers across Ohio.

Select Medical is one of the largest operators of critical illness recovery hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals, outpatient rehabilitation clinics and occupational health centers in the United States based on number of facilities, the release said. As of Dec. 31, 2022, it operated 103 critical illness recovery hospitals in 28 states, 31 rehabilitation hospitals in 12 states and 1,928 outpatient rehabilitation clinics in 39 states and the District of Columbia.

Paula Wolf is a freelance writer