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HCA Florida Capital Hospital cuts ribbon on new rehab center

HCA Florida Capital Hospital cuts the ribbon on a new 23-million-dollar inpatient rehab center.
Published: Apr. 20, 2022 at 8:27 PM EDT
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - HCA Florida Capital Hospital unveiled its new $23 million inpatient rehab center Wednesday.

The center will help patients who have been critically ill or injured to readjust to everyday life.

It is a 27,000 square foot facility with a 20-bed capacity, which will have occupational, physical and speech therapists.

Not only will this increase healthcare access in Tallahassee, but it’s also adding more than 50 jobs to the community.

The center will treat all kinds of patients who might need rehab services, including those who have suffered a stroke, amputation, or brain, back or spinal cord injury.

The rehab center is connected to the main hospital to allow easy access between the two facilities.

HCA Florida Capital Hospital CEO Alan Keesee says the rehab center is all about helping people get back to living their lives to the fullest.

“We provide intensive inpatient therapy to help them recover--things like eating, their speech, activities of going to the restroom, all the things we take for granted. So we’re excited to have this new rehab facility to bring folks back to health and back to their home,” Keesee said.

Workers broke ground on this rehab center about a year ago. It will start accepting patients April 25.

With this new addition, HCA Florida Capital Hospital now has 288 beds.

The hospital has several other projects in the works. It will be opening a neonatal ICU soon and will also have it’s first residency students training at the hospital this summer.

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