Skilled Healthcare Group, Inc. (NYSE:SKH) announced yesterday that its new, state-of-the-art facility, The Dallas Center of Rehabilitation, has opened and is currently accepting patients. Located near the Baylor University Medical Center, the 62,000 square foot, 136-bed skilled nursing facility includes an Express Recovery Unit™, 4,000 square foot rehabilitation gym, 24-hour licensed professional nursing care in addition to physical, occupational, and speech therapy, wound care, pain management and IV therapy. The Center also offers respite and hospice services. On-site amenities include a chapel, library, beauty/barber shop, internet café, flat screen color televisions and private dining for family celebrations. In addition, the Company expects to create approximately 150 new jobs in the Dallas area with the opening of this new facility.
“We are proud to announce the opening of this innovative, new, high-acuity facility that we believe raises the bar for skilled nursing care,” stated Boyd Hendrickson, Chairman and CEO of Skilled Healthcare Group. “A high-acuity, skilled nursing facility of this configuration with its vast array of services and amenities is testament to our commitment to high quality patient care as well as our pursuit of innovation to meet current and future healthcare needs. In addition, we look forward to continuing to develop our strategic alliance with the Baylor Healthcare System and becoming a strong community leader in healthcare within Dallas and its surrounding communities.”