HealthSouth Will Build a Rehabilitation Hospital in Newnan

The nation's largest owner and operator of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, HealthSouth, has announced plans to build a 50-bed comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Newnan, Ga.

According to a company news release, "We look forward to bringing this new hospital and the much needed comprehensive, inpatient rehabilitation services to the residents of Coweta, Fayette and south Fulton counties," said Linda Wilder , president of the southeast region for HealthSouth. "We also are grateful for the tremendous, positive support we received from the community, its leaders and local healthcare providers, including Piedmont Health System."

"HealthSouth's commitment to locating a comprehensive inpatient physical rehabilitation hospital in our community reinforces the City of Newnan's desire to provide excellent healthcare services to local and regional residents," said Keith Brady , mayor of the city of Newnan. "This project enhances the City of Newnan's promise of creating an economically sustainable environment that stimulates a modern and growing economy, producing wealth for residents and businesses, strengthening existing and future industry clusters and diversifying the City of Newnan's economic base."

Construction on the approximately 55,000-square foot hospital will begin in the fourth quarter of 2013. The proposed 50-bed hospital will provide patients with access to specialized rehabilitation programs and innovative equipment and technology, including electronic medical records and is expected to be operational in the fourth quarter of 2014. The development of HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Newnan represents a $22 million investment in the community and, once fully operational, is expected to generate more than 125 new, full-time jobs and approximately 300 construction jobs.

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