By Chuck Seaver, South Lake Tablet

Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Clermont (EHRHC), 2901 SR-50, Clermont, celebrated its ribbon cutting ceremony, hosted by the South Lake Chamber of Commerce, on Wednesday, September 6th. The hospital, complete with a pharmacy, officially opened in April of this year with an inpatient bed capacity of fifty patients. The hospital also offers a wide range of inpatient rehabilitation services.

Specializing in neurological, orthopedic, stroke and spinal cord injury rehabilitation, patients are given three hours of therapy a day, five days per week, 24/7 nursing care, including nurses who specialize in rehabilitation as well as frequent visits from a physician. Access to independent physicians is provided, as well.

The facility offers state-of-the-art physical therapy settings, including a mock automobile and mobility devices such as walking and reaching with the arms. The therapy gym is complete with a mini household setting, staged with a bed, bath and toilet, a full kitchen and laundry area designed to give patients full therapy and rehabilitation that is needed for the day-to-day activities of living at home after an injury or illness has left the patient incapacitated in some manner.

“We have a plan and vision of a one-hundred-bed facility in the near future,” says Chief Executive Officer Glenda Carius. “Part of that plan depends on the completion of the Hooks Street extension, east from Hancock Road,” says Clermont Mayor Tim Murry. The extension plans have been met with several delays and changes, but the extension is still in place, according to the City of Clermont’s website.

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