Dallas-based healthcare provider Everest Rehabilitation Hospitals officially announced Thursday (March 29) its intention to build a $23 million physical rehabilitation hospital in Rogers.
The Northwest Arkansas Business Journal first reported the proposed project in its March 19 edition. The 41,000-square-foot hospital will be built on a 5-acre site in the Pleasant Crossing addition east of Interstate 49, at the corner of South Pleasant Crossing Boulevard and South Dixieland Road. Everest Rehabilitation completed the land purchase Thursday for $1.35 million.
Construction is planned for completion in April 2019. It’s the fourth project for Everest, which operates two similar facilities in Texas, and just announced a third in Oklahoma City earlier this month.
The company said the Rogers hospital will create 140 jobs and provide an $8 million payroll annually.
“We are extremely excited to be a part of the NWA community,” Everest Rehabilitation CEO Jay Quintana said in a statement. “We firmly believe that patients thrive exponentially when their environment and their care far exceed their expectations. Our enormous level of care in our acute rehabilitation hospital setting cannot be provided at other levels of care such as skilled nursing facilities or nursing homes. We provide one-to-one therapy five to seven days a week.”
The hospital will have 36 private bedrooms. It will also include state-of-the-art equipped inpatient and outpatient gyms, an outdoor mobility courtyard for therapeutic use, aqua therapy, fully-furnished training apartment with kitchen and bath, dining hall, in-house dialysis and in-house pharmacy.
The facility is designed to serve patients recovering from injuries and illness, or living with disabilities and chronic medical conditions.