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Everest Rehabilitation Hospitals announces plans to build physical rehab hospital in SW Ocala

Everest Rehabilitation Hospitals has announced its plans to construct a 5.1-acre, 40,000 square-foot acute care physical rehabilitation hospital in southwest Ocala.

Everest Rehabilitation Hospital Ocala will be located near the intersection of SW 27th Avenue and State Road 200. The facility, which will cost an estimated $24 million, will include contemporary art in each of its 36 private rooms, a 65-inch flat-screen television, and a private bathroom, according to a press release from Everest Rehabilitation.

The physical rehabilitation hospital will also be predesigned to be able to include an additional 17 private beds should a need for expansion arise.

Jay Quintana, Everest Rehabilitation’s CEO, stated, “We look forward to the opportunity to serve Ocala, Silver Springs, Bellview, Silver Springs Shores, Morriston, and many other Marion County communities. We firmly believe that patients thrive exponentially when their environment and their level of care far exceed their expectations.”

“We provide one to one physical therapy, five to seven days a week, daily medical visits by rehabilitation physicians, and a strong 24-hour day nurse to patient ratio that contributes to optimal outcomes and the highest quality of care,” added Quintana.

Everest Rehabilitation Hospital Ocala will include inpatient and outpatient physical therapy gyms with technologically advanced equipment, a spacious outdoor mobility courtyard for therapeutic use, aqua therapy, a fully furnished life skills training apartment with a kitchen and bathroom, in-house dialysis, and an in-house pharmacy, according to the press release.

In addition, there will be several gathering areas for families of the patients, a dining hall, and an outdoor patio. The facility will serve patients who are recovering from stroke, brain injury, neurological conditions, trauma, spinal cord injury, speech impediments, amputation, pulmonary disease, orthopedic injury, and COVID-19, among other medically complex conditions.

Texas-based Everest Rehabilitation previously announced identical 36-bed physical rehabilitation hospitals at additional locations throughout the state of Florida, including Kissimmee, Lakeland/Winter Haven, Ocoee, St. Petersburg, Viera, and Port Charlotte.