Plans are to spend $100 million and hire 800.
Called Rapid Recovery Centers, these facilities are designed to feel more like a hotel, specializing in rehabilitation and care immediately following a hospital stay — helping to reduce hospital readmissions in the process.
Ed Smith, Mainstreet Health’s vice president of operations for Arizona explained,
Our physician driven model prepares us to admit patients earlier in the recovery process, allowing hospitals to discharge patients earlier than typical post-acute care facilities. From the patient perspective, we’re providing an atmosphere where they can be comfortable and relax between treatments and physical therapy sessions. We couldn’t be more thrilled to bring this service to the residents of Arizona.
Smith said he will be hiring for all types of positions, including directors of social services, guest services and executive chefs. There also will be a need for nurses, physical therapists, housekeeping and finance professionals to fill out the staff at the four facilities.
RRC expects to accept patients at its first facilities later this September upon completion of all Arizona DHS site surveys and licensure requirements.
Sites planned are:
- Surprise: 14550 W. Parkwood Drive, 100 skilled nursing beds
- Phoenix: 3000 N. 91st Ave., 70 skilled nursing beds and 24 assisted living apartments
- Chandler: 3033 S. Arizona Ave., 70 skilled nursing beds
- Tucson: 5151 E. Pima St., 70 skilled nursing beds
Job candidates interested in applying can visit www.rapidrecoverycenter.com or stop by in person at the Surprise or Phoenix facilities.
Read the press release from Mainstreet Health
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