Atlantic Health, Kindred break ground on rehab facility

A rendering of the planned Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute facility. – Atlantic Health System

Atlantic Health System and Kindred Healthcare broke ground Tuesday on the new Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute, which will be built on the former Giralda Farms property in Madison.

The new institute, a two-story, 38-bed facility with all private rooms, will offer inpatient rehabilitation for patients who experience a loss of function from an injury or illness.

It also includes modern features such as a brain injury unit with private dining and therapy gym, large interdisciplinary gyms, a therapeutic courtyard with golf, basketball and varied surfaces, and a dialysis suite.

“Our focus is expanding accessibility to high-quality health care for our patients,” said Amy Perry, senior vice president, integrated care delivery, and CEO of Atlantic Health System’s Hospital Division. “The combination of Atlantic Health System and Kindred, in a modernized, convenient location, puts top-caliber rehabilitation services within the communities we serve.”

This is the first joint venture inpatient rehabilitation in the state, both organizations said Tuesday.

“We are pleased to work with the premier health care provider in New Jersey and break ground on this high-quality post-acute care institute that will greatly benefit the community,” said Jason Zachariah, president of Kindred Rehabilitation Services, a division of Kindred. “Atlantic Health System has been a great partner and we look forward to continuing to work with them on this quality-focused collaboration.”

The facility will take up about 46,000 square feet of land, a portion of the 40-acre Giralda Farms, and is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2019.

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