University Hospitals and Centerre Healthcare Announce Plans for Comprehensive Avon Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital

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University Hospitals of Cleveland and Nashville-based Centerre Healthcare Corporation announced a joint venture to construct a comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Avon on Oct. 16.

This will be the second inpatient rehabilitation hospital that the two organizations have built together. They opened the UH Rehabilitation Hospital in Beachwood, Ohio in 2012.

Scheduled for completion in early 2016, the state-of-the-art facility in Avon will complement and broaden the services at nearby UH Elyria Medical Center.

“The new rehabilitation hospital will allow us to provide highly advanced rehab to our patients in a facility designed to get them back to their lives as soon as possible,” said Donald S. Sheldon, MD, President of UH Elyria Medical Center. “The planned new construction exemplifies our commitment to improving access to the highest quality care in an efficient patient-centered environment.”

The UH Rehabilitation Hospital in Avon will be the most technologically advanced, rehabilitation facility in the United States while providing a patient-centered environment. New features include a gymnasium focusing on accelerated recovery, training suites that focus on the activities of daily living, a therapeutic pool and outdoor recreation areas.

The 55,000-square-foot facility will provide physical, occupational and speech language therapy along with specialized rehabilitation nursing and a wide range of clinical services for patients recovering from complex neurological, orthopaedic and cardiac conditions as well as traumatic injuries. The facility will also provide patients with highly specialized therapy programs such as a dedicated brain injury unit and specialized stroke program.

Conveniently located on Chester Road between Route 83 and Route 611 exits off of Interstate 90, it is projected to employ approximately 150 people and bring new jobs and high-quality compassionate care to the community.

“This hospital with specialized rehabilitation clinical expertise will be dedicated to the mission of treating those who have suffered a devastating illness or injury with the goal of each patient returning to his or her home and community at the highest level of independence possible,” said Patrick Foster, CEO of Centerre Healthcare. “We are delighted to once again partner with such a dynamic organization committed to the highest level of patient care.”

About Centerre Healthcare Corporation

A national provider of inpatient acute rehabilitation services, dedicated solely to partnering with medical centers to complement their healthcare continuum through joint development and operation of acute rehabilitation hospitals and units. Modern Healthcare named Centerre as the fastest growing hospital company in the United States in 2012. Centerre Healthcare facilities rank among the top inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) in the IRF database of Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation

(UDSMR); a ranking which provides a measure of the company’s quality clinical outcomes. Centerre has been named for six consecutive years in the annual ranking of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in America by Inc. magazine. For more about Centerre, visit

About University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center

Founded in 1908, University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center is a 387-licensed bed hospital system with additional campuses in Amherst (University Hospitals Amherst Health Center), Avon (University Hospitals Avon Health Center) and Sheffield (University Hospitals Sheffield Health Center), along with medical offices in Grafton, North Ridgeville and Westlake. Part of the University Hospitals health system, UH Elyria Medical Center offers patients access to UH Case Medical Center, a nationally recognized academic medical center, as well as programs from internationally recognized centers of excellence such as UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and UH Seidman Cancer Center. UH Elyria Medical Center is one of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary InterventionTM for 3 Years in a Row (2012-2014) and is ranked among the top 5% in the nation for Coronary Interventional Procedures for 2 Years in a Row (2013-2014). In addition, UH Elyria was named a 13-time “NorthCoast 99 Top Employer” by the Employers’ Resource Council. For more information, visit

About University Hospitals

University Hospitals, the second largest employer in Northeast Ohio with 25,000 employees, serves the needs of patients through an integrated network of 15 hospitals, 28 outpatient health centers and primary care physician offices in 15 counties. At the core of our $3.5 billion health system is University Hospitals Case Medical Center, ranked among America’s 50 best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report in all 12 methodology-ranked specialties. The primary affiliate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, UH Case Medical Center is home to some of the most prestigious clinical and research centers of excellence in the nation, including cancer, pediatrics, women’s health, orthopaedics, radiology, neuroscience, cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, digestive health, transplantation and genetics. Its main campus includes UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the nation; UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital, Ohio’s only hospital for women; and UH Seidman Cancer Center, part of the NCI-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University. For more information, go to

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