BR Rehab Hospital acquires HealthSouth rehab hospital

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Baton Rouge Rehabilitation Hospital announced Thursday it has reached an agreement to acquire a HealthSouth inpatient rehab hospital in Baton Rouge.

The 80-bed, 88,000-square foot HealthSouth facility is located in United Plaza. Baton Rouge Rehab officials said upon closing is expected later this month.

At the time, Baton Rouge Rehabilitation Hospital will assume responsibility for day-to-day operations and acquire the facility.

They stated the parties will work cooperatively to ensure a smooth and seamless transition for patients and staff at the rehabilitation hospital and ensure there are no interruptions to patient care. They added they anticipate all members of the staff will be offered the opportunity to remain with the hospital.

Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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