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Halifax Health and Brooks Rehabilitation Move Forward with New Rehabilitation Unit
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Halifax Health and Brooks Rehabilitation Move Forward with New Rehabilitation Unit

Halifax Health announced today that it will now proceed with establishing a new inpatient rehabilitation unit consisting of up to 40 beds at Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach. After the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) Certificate of Need Office originally denied Halifax Health’s application, Halifax Health filed a challenge of the denial and all parties have reached a settlement that will enable Halifax Health to move forward with the new unit, anticipated to open in the fall of 2013.

 “We were committed to bringing an inpatient rehabilitation unit to residents in this community.  We are pleased that we were able to address all areas of concern in the state agency action report and are looking forward to beginning the planning and development to provide this much needed level of care,” said Jeff Feasel, Halifax Health President & CEO.

 With the area’s only Level II trauma center and designated Comprehensive Stroke Center, Halifax Health frequently treats patients with complex neurologic and other major injuries such as traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, hip fracture and stroke.  “Providing inpatient rehabilitation services within Halifax Health Medical Center will allow patients to receive the best possible care in addition to much needed support from family and friends, while they participate in what can sometimes be an extended period of recovery,” said Carolyn Geis, MD, Halifax Health - Center for Rehabilitation. 

 Brooks Rehabilitation, based in Jacksonville, FL, has been selected to manage the new unit and the specialized rehabilitation services that will be provided. Brooks has been a leading provider of physical rehabilitation services in Northeast and Central Florida for more than 35 years and is the most highly accredited rehabilitation provider in Florida, including programs for stroke, brain injury and spinal cord injury.  In preparation for the fall 2013 opening, Halifax Health and Brooks Rehabilitation will begin development now on the rehabilitation-centric programming that the new unit will provide. 

 “We are excited about this partnership with Halifax Health to meet the rehabilitation needs of patients in Volusia County.  By combining the strengths of both organizations, we will be able to develop a high quality, comprehensive rehabilitation program that will not only address the physical needs of the patient but also provide support for patients and their families,” said Doug Baer, Brooks Rehabilitation President & CEO.

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