Palomar Health, Kindred Healthcare and PMB recently completed and opened the 57,543-square-foot, 52-bed Palomar Health Rehabilitation Institute on Palomar’s campus in west Escondido, California.
Kindred and Palomar Health partnered with PMB to develop the $44-million freestanding rehabilitation hospital. It replaces Palomar’s Acute Rehabilitation Unit, which had been housed in Palomar Health’s downtown Escondido campus.
Construction of the new Palomar Health Rehabilitation Institute began in August 2019 and was completed in only 18 months.
The new facility is expected to serve approximately 1,200 patients a year. It provides physiatry, physical and occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, rehabilitation nursing and internal medicine services. It also offers medical and surgical subspecialty consultation and nutritional services for patients suffering from neuro disorders, stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury and amputation.
The Institute includes all private rooms; a secured acquired brain injury unit with private dining and therapy gym; in-room dialysis; large interdisciplinary gyms; a therapeutic courtyard with golf, basketball and varied surfaces and a transitional living apartment to prepare patients for daily living tasks before they are discharged home.
The architect for the project was Taylor Design, the general contractor was McCarthy Building Cos. and the capital partner was Harrison Street Real Estate Capital.