Medvest Breaks Ground on Rehabilitation Hospital in Louisville
Capital Growth Medvest has broken ground on University of Louisville (UofL) Health, Frazier Rehabilitation Hospital — Brownsboro, a freestanding 55,000-square-foot, 40-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital in east Louisville. This project is a joint venture between UofL and LifePoint Health, previously Kindred Healthcare.
Medvest has assembled a strong and notably experienced team to make this project a reality. Robins & Morton is the general contractor on the project slated for completion in Spring of 2023. Earl Swensson Associates is the architect. The two-story state-of-the-art facility will have all private rooms and focus on acute rehabilitation for patients recovering from stroke, traumatic brain injuries, neurological disorders, orthopedic conditions and amputations. It will feature large multidisciplinary gyms outfitted with the latest therapy tech, including augmented reality balance trainers, therapy bionics and a full body exoskeleton. The facility will have transitional living apartments, a therapeutic courtyard, as well as an acquired brain injury unit with its own private dining and therapy gym.
In addition to providing key services for patients, the facility will be a teaching hospital, providing instruction opportunities for doctors, nurses and technicians.
“This project represents the strengthening of our working relationship with the team at LifePoint Health and an expansion of services for the Louisville area,” said Joe Baugh, Managing Partner at Capital Growth Medvest. “They had a clear vision to serve the community’s needs on several levels through this one effort. Rehab hospitals in this part of the state remain at capacity year round, so it will provide much-needed treatment for residents. But it also addresses the current shortage of healthcare services in a much broader way. From the outset they’ve been able to design the space to be a teaching hospital. Recruiting and training healthcare professionals is a global challenge right now, and building a hospital that facilitates hands-on instruction fills a critical gap.”
Frazier Rehabilitation Hospital — Brownsboro’s location near the intersection of I-71 and I-265 positions it well to serve the growing East End of Jefferson County and adjacent counties. “This new inpatient rehabilitation hospital will combine Kindred LifePoint’s national expertise in rehab excellence with Frazier Rehab’s first-in-class care and leading innovation,” said Tom Miller, CEO of UofL Health. “The new hospital will increase access to our rehab services, addressing unmet needs in our growing community.”
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