Hazard ARH Rehabilitation Unit Engages RehabCare Group for Management Services

4/9/2014

The Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center has announced a collaborative agreement with RehabCare Group, Inc. (NYSE:RHB) to provide management and marketing services for the hospital's Acute Rehabilitation Unit. Established in 1982, RehabCare is a leading provider of rehabilitation program management services in more than 900 hospitals, nursing homes and other long-term care facilities in the United States.

"We are continually seeking ways to improve the caliber of patient care we provide for the residents of Hazard and Perry County," said Dan Stone, Community CEO at Hazard ARH. "RehabCare brings a level of experience and professionalism to our post-acute service line that is unmatched in the industry."

Carlos Saenz, RehabCare's Vice President of Business Development, commented, "Hazard ARH has a longstanding reputation for excellence and innovation in patient care. We are excited about the opportunity to support the service philosophy of Hazard ARH, as well as apply our expertise to enhance the delivery of their post-acute continuum."

Hazard ARH has been delivering healthcare services for the residents of Hazard and surrounding areas for nearly 60 years. The Rehabilitation Center is a 20-bed acute rehabilitation unit, which offers intensive, specialized rehabilitation for patients with stroke, spinal cord injury, neurological disorders, orthopedic injuries or post-surgical conditions, amputation, arthritis, and other debilitating conditions.

Under the agreement, the RehabCare team will manage the operations and community relations efforts of the Rehabilitation Center.

About Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center
The Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center is a 308-bed, acute-care hospital with an adjacent psychiatric hospital, the ARH Psychiatric Center, which is the designated State acute mental health facility for a 21-county region in Eastern Kentucky.
Hazard ARH also features an Accredited Chest Pain Center; Level II Nursery, Accredited Cancer Center, Accredited Breast Center, and is proud to be the first Eastern Kentucky hospital to join the UK Stroke Affiliate Network.

The Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center is the only original Miners Memorial Hospital that has been replaced. The medical center was opened in April 1987 and was the most modern and technologically advanced hospital in the mountains. Since that time, we have made significant enhancements to our services in Hazard, including the Psychiatric Center, the Cancer Center, the Medical Mall, and our Open Heart program. Today, the Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center is truly a regional referral center for hospitals and medical staffs throughout Eastern Kentucky. This new patient tower and emergency department will only enhance our ability to carry out the mission of this regional medical center for the people in Eastern Kentucky.

With the opening of the new, expanded Emergency Department and 50 additional beds, the Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center will have 358 beds in operation.

About RehabCare Group
RehabCare Group is a leading provider of rehabilitation program management services. Founded in 1982, the company currently partners with healthcare facilities in 39 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to manage 118 inpatient rehabilitation programs, 17 skilled nursing units, and 42 outpatient rehabilitation programs. RehabCare Group is also a premier provider of skilled nursing facility-based rehabilitation programs, managing over 750 nationwide.

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