News Release: Nashville based Centerre Healthcare and University of Wisconsin Hospital announce partnership for new inpatient rehabilitation hospital

Nashville, TN – University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, in partnership with Centerre Healthcare Corporation, today announced plans to build a freestanding inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Madison.

Pending purchase of the site and required city approvals, the new hospital will be built across the street from UW Health at The American Center, the planned new campus on Madison’s far east side.

The new Madison Rehabilitation Hospital will provide comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation, with specialized programming for patients who have experienced stroke, brain and spinal-cord injuries, amputations, complex orthopedic injuries, and other major conditions.  The state-of-the-art 50-bed facility will provide the physical and clinical capacity to strengthen UW Hospital’s nationally recognized programs.

“Our plan is to enhance services to patients with complex medical needs, through partnership with Centerre Healthcare,” said Ron Sliwinski, chief operating officer of UW Hospital and Clinics. “Providing patient-and family-centered care is a goal to which we are both deeply committed. The partnership with Centerre will allow us to do more than we could on our own, and it will be a valuable addition to our neurosciences programs for people with brain injuries.”

Madison Rehabilitation Hospital will be designed to promote healing and return to independence outside the traditional hospital setting and will incorporate many distinctive features, including:

  • Dedicated stroke unit with specialized programming
  • Brain-injury unit with specialized equipment and dedicated therapy and dining areas
  • Gymnasiums featuring current therapy technology and treatments
  • Specially equipped rooms for bariatric patients
  • Dedicated training apartment where patients and families can practice daily living tasks before transitioning home
  • Private, family-friendly rooms with sleeper chairs
  • Pet therapy and other recreational programs
  • Outdoor healing garden and walking trail to assist in rehabilitation

“We are excited to be partnering with this nationally recognized academic system,” said Pat Foster, CEO of Centerre Healthcare.  “We intend to complement their current healthcare services and provide superior rehabilitation care to the Madison community.”

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