Delaware Public Media

Inpatient physical rehab to open in Dover

Dec 20, 2018

A new physical rehab center is set to open in Dover early next year.

Pennsylvania-based Post-Acute Medical has about the 30 hospitals across the country. Its newest location will be Kent County’s first inpatient rehab hospital.

The new facility will staff up to 150 employees to treat patients with acute neurological, skeletal and pulmonary issues

CEO Ted Werner says it will help address an unmet need for Delaware’s aging population.

“As retirees and aged geriatric population 65 and older continue to pour into our state, the medical infrastructure that is needed is just not there yet,” said Werner. “So it gives an opportunity to make a real difference in patients’ lives.”

Construction is near completion on the two-story 44,000 square foot facility on McKee Road.

It will have 34 private patient rooms and offer in-room dialysis, as well as on-sight labs, pharmacy and imaging.

Werner says it will have the latest technologies for both inpatient and outpatient physical rehab.

“It will have everything that anyone could ever need for their patient stay, and the ability to effect real meaningful outcomes for our patients so they get home healthier and back to their life faster,” said Werner.

Werner says he hopes to open by the end of February.