A new rehab center will create several physical therapy jobs Arizona (Click here).
Earlier this year, Wellspring Therapy Centers announced its plans to open a new facility in Gilbert, a nearby suburb of Phoenix. The project will create about 140 Gilbert jobs, including 90 new positions at the center itself.
According to an article by The Arizona Republic, the new center will provide transitional rehabilitation services to patients who have been discharged from the hospital but aren't quite well enough to go home yet.
The $8.5 million facility will be located on Mercy Road near Mercy Gilbert Medical Center. It will feature 32 private bedrooms; open visitation areas; therapy area with a pool; common area with an Internet bistro, salon, and massage therapy studio; and a healing garden.
Although the center is designed to coordinate with Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, it technically has no affiliation with the hospital.
"The Wellsprings Therapy Center will complement the services offered at Mercy Gilbert Medical Center as well as offer the community additional resources for their healthcare and wellness needs," Tim Bricker, president and CEO of Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, said. "The Center also aligns with Gilbert's strategy to support growth of the medical industry and create jobs in related fields," he said.
Although the company will mainly provide outpatient services, it expects the average patient stay to last anywhere between 20 and 30 days, so patients have a full chance to recover and be as well as they were before therapy.
"We want patients to be as good as they were before," Dennis Cunningham, co-founder of Menlo DevCo, which is developing the facility, said. "If you could do it before, we want you to be able to do it after."