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State approves Baptist’s plans for a new rehabilitation facility

During a hearing on Wednesday, March 27, at the Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency in Nashville, Tenn., board members unanimously approved Baptist Memorial Health Care’s request to build a new inpatient rehabilitation facility on the corner of Germantown Parkway near Wolf River Boulevard in Germantown, Tenn.

“We are very pleased with the decision,” said Zach Chandler, vice president and metro market leader 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 a premier inpatient rehabilitation hospital. Based in Nashville, Centerre is a national leader in developing and operating rehabilitation hospitals in partnership with health care organizations.

Upon completion, the new rehabilitation 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.”

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