Spire Rehabilitation Hospital Holds Community Grand Opening Celebration


Ribbon Cutting at Spire Rehabilitation

JACKSON, Tenn. – A grand opening celebration for Spire Rehabilitation Hospital, in partnership with HealthSouth, was held the evening of Wednesday, June 14 at 616 West Forest Avenue. Attendees included guests from West Tennessee Healthcare, Birmingham-based HealthSouth Corporation, elected officials and local community members. The event included a ribbon cutting ceremony held in conjunction with the Jackson Chamber as well as tours of the new facility.  A brief program preceded the ribbon cutting and included remarks provided by Julie Taylor, CEO of Spire Rehabilitation Hospital; James Ross, president and CEO of West Tennessee Healthcare; Mayor Jerry Gist, City of Jackson; Mayor Jimmy Harris, Madison County; and Mark Tarr, president and CEO of HealthSouth Corporation. An invocation was given by Frank McMeen, president of the West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation.

“We’re excited to be providing a higher level of inpatient rehabilitation services through our new hospital,” said Julie Taylor, chief executive officer of Spire Rehabilitation Hospital. “This new, state-of-the-art hospital has been designed with our patients’ needs in mind and will provide them with access to the latest rehabilitation treatments and technologies through our inpatient rehabilitative programs.”

The new, freestanding inpatient rehabilitation hospital includes 48 all-private patient rooms featuring one isolation room, four bariatric rooms and 10 rooms equipped for patients needing dialysis treatments during their stay. Also included in the 57,066-square-foot hospital, is a spacious therapy gym, outdoor courtyard, dining and dayroom areas. Spire Rehabilitation Hospital will provide the residents of Madison County and the surrounding areas with access to specialized rehabilitation programs and advanced technology.

The hospital serves patients overcoming a variety of debilitating illnesses and injuries including stroke and other neurological disorders, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, amputations, hip fractures and complex orthopedic conditions.

Spire Rehabilitation Hospital will begin seeing patients on July 1 at the new location. For employment information, visit www.spirerehabhospital.com. For more information on how to become a patient at Spire Rehabilitation Hospital, please call the admissions department at 731-574-3000.

About Spire Rehabilitation Hospital
Spire Rehabilitation Hospital, a partnership of HealthSouth and West Tennessee Healthcare, is a 48-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation services. Serving patients throughout Madison County and the surrounding areas, the hospital is located at 616 West Forest Avenue and on the Web at www.spirerehabhospital.com.

About HealthSouth
HealthSouth is one of the nation’s largest providers of post-acute healthcare services, offering both facility-based and home-based post-acute services in 36 states and Puerto Rico through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies, and hospice agencies. HealthSouth can be found on the web at www.healthsouth.com.

About West Tennessee Healthcare:
West Tennessee Healthcare is a public, not-for-profit healthcare system servicing 18 counties throughout West Tennessee. The mission of West Tennessee Healthcare is to improve the health and well-being of the communities we serve while providing exceptional and compassionate care. For more information, visit www.wth.org.

Source: HealthSouth Corporation

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