Asante of Mesa, Arizona Transitional Rehabilitation Center Fills Void in Healthcare Continuum

SSOE Group’s Design Meets Client Goals by Combining Senior Rehabilitation in an Extended Stay Hotel Concept

santemesa-ssoe SSOE and Santé Partners’ announced that its newest project, Asante of  Mesa, Arizona Transitional Rehabilitation Center (TRC) is expected to be completed by October 2010. The center, developed by Santé Partners Inc. and designed by SSOE Group, a global architecture, engineering, and program management firm, gives patients the opportunity for rehabilitation services in a non-institutional environment. It will be owned and operated by Santé Partners and CopperSands, Inc.  The 70 unit 48,000 square foot Santé Mesa rehabilitation center accommodates private and companion suites with kitchenettes, flat screen TV’s, wireless internet access.  The facility includes an internet bistro, healing garden, and 3,600 square foot rehabilitation gym.

“The Asante of Mesa TRC design is more hospitality oriented than institutional,” said Arnaud Longeau, LEED AP and SSOE’s project manager for the center.


“We are turning away from nursing home environments toward facilities that help a patient feel like he or she is in a more healing environment as a patient and not a resident,” Longeau said. “Institutional-style meals will be replaced by restaurant-style dining. Patients, as well as their families, have access to the internet bistro which leads out to a healing garden and water feature.”

Scott Mickeleit, Vice President of Santé Partners, Inc. said Santé Partners are committed, along with local operating and management partners, to fill a void in the healthcare continuum based on patient / consumer demand. “The Asante TRC projects will provide a cost benefit to the healthcare system by allowing centers to discharge patients to a lower-cost but high-quality environment, while minimizing center readmissions,” said Mickeleit.