Patricia Neal Rehab Hospital now open in West Knox Co.

KNOXVILLE — Covenant Health and Encompass Health recently announced the opening of Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Hospital West, a 51-bed inpatient facility at 101 Fort Sanders West Blvd. near Kingston Pike in West Knoxville.

It serves patients recovering from debilitating illnesses and injuries, including strokes and other neurological disorders, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations and complex orthopedic conditions, according to a PNRHW press release.

The new hospital features all-private patient rooms, a large therapy gym, an activities of daily living suite, a therapy courtyard, a cafeteria and two dayrooms.

“We are excited to begin serving patients at our new state-of-the-art hospital and renovated location at Fort Sanders, both of which will help patients recover from their injury or illness and find the confidence to move back to a more independent life,” stated Jennifer Steely, CEO of both Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Hospital locations (also downtown Knoxville).

“The addition of this new hospital will allow even more individuals in the Knoxville area and beyond to receive specialized care close to home. Every detail was created with our patients in mind,” she added.

“The one-story building design helps with accessibility of getting patients to different treatment and non-treatment areas within the hospital, and our freestanding hospital allows for easier transfers from other facilities and more convenient access for families and visitors.”

Newly renovated downtown

In addition to the new hospital, the former Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center at Covenant Health’s Fort Sanders location in downtown Knoxville now serves patients in a newly renovated space.

“As part of the joint venture, Covenant Health and Encompass Health renovated the downtown rehabilitation center to become a 22-bed hospital-in-hospital structure, including converting all semi-private rooms to private rooms,” a hospital press release stated.

“It has been renamed Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Hospital Fort Sanders.”

Both locations will provide care in Knoxville, Farragut and the surrounding region through comprehensive physical rehabilitation services, including physical, occupational and speech therapies, to restore functional ability and quality of life, Steely further stated in the release.