acute rehabilitation center

Rendering of the new inpatient rehabilitation hospital at Arroyo Grande Community Hospital.

Expanding Rehabilitation Services

The Acute Rehabilitation Center at Arroyo Grande Community Hospital (AGCH) is the only one of its kind between Salinas and Santa Barbara, and is often filled to capacity. AGCH and Kindred Rehabilitation Services (KRS), which has managed the Acute Rehabilitation Center since 2011, announced a joint venture to build and manage a new two-story, 46,000-square-foot inpatient rehabilitation hospital on the Arroyo Grande Community Hospital campus. The facility will be located adjacent to the current rehabilitation center, and will double the amount of beds from 20 to 40 with all-private patient rooms.

The rehabilitation hospital will focus on inpatient rehabilitation for patients who suffer from stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, complex neurological disorders, orthopedic conditions, multiple trauma,  amputation, and other injuries or disorders. The state-of-the-art facility will also feature the most advanced multidisciplinary therapy gymnasiums outfitted with the latest therapeutic technologies, including augmented reality balance training, and therapy bionics. Additionally, it will include a therapeutic courtyard with exterior amenities to support patient care and help patients return to daily living activities.

“The current Acute Rehabilitation Center is a great asset for our community, and we know expanding our facility
would allow the opportunity to care for a greater number of patients, said Sue Andersen, President & CEO. “This new hospital will double the size of the unit and advance treatment options and technology for our patients. We are excited about the expanded partnership with KRS to increase and improve our inpatient rehabilitation services.”

The project is expected to break ground in the fall of 2023, with a projected completion of the facility in the spring of 2025. The hospital is looking forward to serving even more of the community in this new facility.