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Sheltering Arms Hospital and VCU Health will hold a virtual ribbon-cutting ceremony for their brand-new, 114-bed, destination rehab facility Sheltering Arms Institute.
Sheltering Arms Institute is situated on 46 acres in the West Creek Medical Park off Broad Street Road, just east of the state Route 288 interchange in Goochland County. The state-of-the-science physical rehabilitation facility is the only hospital in central Virginia constructed specifically for physical rehabilitation with 212,063 total square feet, all private patient rooms, five specialty units, a 9,251 square foot main therapy gym and three satellite gyms, research space, state-of-the-art patient care technology and rehabilitation equipment, and more.
The new hospital combines the strengths of both organizations to provide exceptional care for individuals who have survived strokes, spinal cord injuries or brain injuries, as well as those in need of general rehabilitation for various illnesses and injuries.
From June 13-28, Sheltering Arms and VCU Health are relocating existing beds from both organizations’ three current hospitals – Sheltering Arms Hanover (40 beds), Sheltering Arms South (28 beds), and VCU Health (46 beds). Moving patients in phases allows for the most effective accreditation and regulatory reviews, which are standard requirements at a new hospital.
Sheltering Arms Institute is on schedule to open its doors on Friday, June 12, 2020.
About Sheltering Arms Institute
Sheltering Arms and VCU Health System have formed a joint venture, Sheltering Arms Institute, a state-of-the-science physical rehabilitation hospital, that brings together the brand and clinical reputation of Sheltering Arms and the nationally ranked programs of VCU Health. The Institute blends advanced technology, research, and evidence-based clinical treatment to create an innovative, transdisciplinary model of rehabilitative care that will facilitate superior outcomes for patients. All outpatient services for both parent organizations will operate separately for now and into the foreseeable future. For more information, please visit www.shelteringarmsinstitute.com.