Vibra Healthcare and Methodist Richardson Medical Center Announce Opening of Richardson’s First Long Term Acute Care Hospital

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. and RICHARDSON, Texas, June 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Vibra Healthcare, LLC (“Vibra”) and Methodist Richardson Medical Center announced today the opening of a new Vibra long term acute care hospital (LTACH) that will occupy 29,481 square feet on the third floor of Methodist Richardson Campus for Continuing Care, located at 401 W Campbell Road, Richardson, Texas. Vibra Hospital of Richardson will be the first LTACH in the Richardson community. The new location will host an open house on June 1st and plans to begin admitting patients on June 6th.

Vibra Hospital of Richardson will share clinical programs, services, and administration with Vibra’s LTACH located at 2700 Walker Way, DeSoto, Texas. When fully occupied, the new Vibra Hospital will employ approximately 65 medical professionals and staff. Hospital features will include: 14 private patient rooms, 6 intensive care rooms, rehabilitation therapy gym area, pharmacy, three bay dialysis suite, specialized procedure rooms, and easy access to visitor parking.

“We are delighted to partner with Methodist Richardson Medical Center. Methodist has an exceptional reputation and we are looking forward to serving the community with the same level of service excellence,” said Brad Hollinger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Vibra Healthcare. “Residents of Richardson will now have access to state of the art extended critical care services in their own community.” 

Kenneth Hutchenrider, FACHE, President, Methodist Richardson Medical Center added: “We are very pleased to partner with Vibra to offer the first long term acute care hospital in Richardson. It is a valuable resource and a great comfort to our community to know this kind of specialized care is available, close to home.”

The new Vibra Hospital of Richardson will specialize in the treatment of patients with a variety of complex medical needs, including those who are recovering from illnesses such as strokes, cardiac and respiratory diseases, neurological and spinal cord injuries, multiple traumas, and wounds. Thomas Alexander will serve as the Market Chief Executive Officer and Cynthia Rodgers as the Chief Operating Officer.

About Vibra Healthcare
Vibra Healthcare, LLC is a hospital provider based in Mechanicsburg, PA that is focused on the development, acquisition, and operation of freestanding specialty acute care hospitals, medical rehabilitation hospitals, and outpatient physical rehabilitation centers. Teams of highly trained specialists lead clinical programs at Vibra’s specialty hospitals for treating medically complex patients who suffer from strokes, multiple traumas, major orthopedic, neurologic, cardiac, and respiratory conditions. Vibra and its affiliates currently employ over 10,000 employees and own and operate 92 specialty hospitals, transitional care units/facilities, and hospital-based outpatient physical therapy locations in 20 states. For additional information about Vibra Healthcare’s network of specialty hospitals and post-acute care continuum, please visit our website at www.vibrahealthcare.com.

About Methodist Richardson
Guided by the founding principles of life, learning, and compassion, Dallas-based Methodist Health System (Methodist) provides quality, integrated health care to improve and save the lives of individuals and families throughout North Texas. Four hospitals and 27 Methodist Family Health Centers and Medical Groups are among the facilities served by the nonprofit Methodist Health System, which is affiliated by covenant with the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the fastest-growing health systems in America, Methodist continues to add facilities and services to enhance patient care along the entire continuum. Additional information is available at MethodistHealthSystem.org. Connect through Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter at MethodistHealthSystem.org/Social_Media.

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