Post Acute Medical Proposes Rehabilitation Hospital In Jupiter
Post Acute Medical (PAM) said it plans to develop an inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Jupiter.
The $25 million-plus project would create 125 jobs upon completion. The hospital would have 42 beds and total 50,000 square feet in two stories.
Officials with the Enola, Pennsylvania-based company declined to specify the exact location of the new hospital. PAM’s partners in the project would be Jupiter-based Rendina Cos. and Astrea Development.
Rendina owns property in the Abacoa community. Richard Rendina, CEO of the company, said they will seek a zoning text amendment from the town of Jupiter in order to build the hospital.
Florida abolished the Certificate of Need (CON) program in 2019, so state approval is not required for most new hospital applications. Palm Beach County has older demographics, so there is strong demand for rehabilitation services.
Rendina said PAM ran a bed need analysis in the area and found many people being discharged from local hospitals were in need of serious rehabilitation. The new hospital would compliment local acute-care hospitals, not compete with them, he added.
They hope to break ground on the hospital in the first quarter of 2021, Rendina added.
“PAM is excited to bring comprehensive care for rehabilitation patients with complex conditions to the Jupiter community,” says Anthony Misitano, chairman and CEO of PAM. “Throughout the communities we serve, we put the patient first and provide comprehensive, individualized treatment that fosters meaningful improvement and recovery for people with injuries, illnesses and disabilities.”
The new hospital will help patients overcome health conditions related to stroke, brain injury, neurological disease and deficits, amputations, pulmonary disease, orthopedic conditions, spinal cord injury and more.
PAM already operates a rehabilitation hospital in Sarasota. The company has a total of 40 hospitals and 18 outpatient physical therapy centers in 12 states.