Encompass Health Corp. and Doster held a groundbreaking ceremony this week for a new inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Bowie, Maryland.

The 60-bed rehab center is expected to open in 2023. It will be on a six-acre site that is part of Melford Town Center in Bowie, and will serve all hospitals in Southern Maryland.

The Bowie center will include care for patients recovering from stroke and other neurological disorders, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations and orthopedic conditions. It will offer physical, occupational and speech therapies, as well as 24-hour nursing care.  All patient rooms will be private, and the hospital will include a therapy gym with advanced rehabilitation technology, on-site dining, a pharmacy and a therapy courtyard.

Encompass is the largest owner and operator of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals in the United States. Doster and Encompass have a long-standing relationship and have worked together on more than 100 projects across the country.

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