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Vibra Healthcare and Monument Health announced they will join in a partnership to bring a new specialty hospital to Rapid City, South Dakota. The new hospital, which will be named the Rehabilitation and Critical Care Hospital of the Black Hills, will serve the acute medical rehabilitation and long-term acute care needs of the region.
The Rehabilitation and Critical Care Hospital of the Black Hills will be built near the northwest corner of the Catron Boulevard and U.S. Highway 16 intersection.
Monument Health’s existing rehabilitation hospital, now located in The Village at Skyline Pines Assisted Living & Memory Care, will move to the new facility when construction is complete. In addition, a new long-term acute care hospital (LTACH) will be part of the facility. It will be the first LTACH in the region.
“Patients are typically at these locations for weeks on end, which puts a significant burden on their families,” said Mark Longacre, vice president of operations for Monument Health in Rapid City. “It’s important for patients to be near their families, and we’re excited that we will be able to provide this care locally.”
The new hospital will be operated by a joint venture entity whose members are Monument Health and Vibra Healthcare. The new hospital will be managed by an affiliate of Vibra Healthcare.
“We are extremely pleased to partner with Monument Health to expand post-acute care services in the region,” added Brad Hollinger, CEO of Vibra Healthcare. “Our collective leadership and teams will continue to work closely together to bring the Rehabilitation and Critical Care Hospital of the Black Hills to Rapid City. We intend to complement and build upon the excellent services that Monument Health offers the community, and we look forward to providing patients and their families with two specialized restorative care options close to home.”
The new hospital will have 36 rehabilitation beds, as well as 18 long-term acute care beds. Construction on the one-story, 55,000-square-foot hospital is expected to begin in the fall of 2021.
About Monument Health
Headquartered in Rapid City, S.D., Monument Health is a community-based health care system with a mission to make a difference, every day. The system offers care in 33 medical specialties and serves 20 communities across western South Dakota and in eastern Wyoming. With over 4,500 physicians and caregivers, Monument Health is composed of 5 hospitals, 8 specialty and surgical centers, and more than 40 medical clinics and health care service centers. Monument Health is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network.
About Vibra Healthcare
Vibra Healthcare, LLC is a post-acute care provider based in Mechanicsburg, PA that is focused on the development, acquisition, and operation of freestanding specialty care hospitals, medical rehabilitation hospitals, and outpatient physical rehabilitation centers. Teams of highly trained specialists lead clinical programs at Vibra’s specialty hospitals for rehabilitating patients who suffer from strokes, multiple traumas, major orthopedic, neurologic, cardiac, and respiratory conditions. Vibra and its affiliates currently employ over 10,000 employees and own, operate, and manage over 90 specialty hospitals, transitional care units/facilities, and hospital-based outpatient physical therapy locations in 19 states. For additional information about Vibra Healthcare’s network of specialty hospitals and post-acute care continuum, please visit its website at www.vibrahealthcare.com.