Our area continues to grow, and it looks like more jobs are headed to Central Texas.

A 40,000 square-foot specialized rehabilitation hospital in Harker Heights has broken groundaccording to PR NewswireClearSky Rehabilitation Hospital of Harker Heights is expected to treat 650 patients yearly and create about 100 healthcare related jobs for Central Texas.

The hospital will treat individuals living with disabling injuries or illnesses such as strokes, brain injuries, hip fractures, spinal injuries, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, and many other conditions that can be medically complicated.

ClearSky Rehabilitation Hospital of Harker Heights Services

Although the center will start with 30 private patient rooms, it's designed to expand to a total of 40.

Some of the hospital's unique features include a rehabilitative gym with specialized equipment, a dining room with dedicated chef and food service staff, plus space to allow patients to receive therapy in rooms that replicate home conditions.

The Harker Heights hospital is the first of several planned ClearSky Health hospitals to be developed by MedCore.

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What's The Difference Between Rehab and a Hospital?

According to ClearSky Health, medical rehabilitation hospitals are required to:

  • Be licensed and accredited
  • Use an interdisciplinary team approach to care
  • Have a physician with specialized training in rehabilitation to supervise medical services
  • Provide rehabilitative nursing 24/7
  • Offer patients therapy for a minimum of 15 hours a week

Opening Date of ClearSky Rehabilitation Hospital

ClearSky Health currently owns and operates five rehabilitation hospitals in three different states, with Texas locations in Flower Mound and Weatherford. The Harker Heights project is expected to be completed later this year, with an opening date scheduled in the spring of 2023.

ClearSky Rehabilitation Hospital of Harker Heights will be located at 750 West Central Texas Expressway, between Seton and nearby Sam’s Club.

 

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