By BRIAN SMITH
In an attempt to give Weatherford residents a local option for rehab therapy, Maxim Management Group broke ground on a 26-bed, 27.000 square-foot rehab hospital took place Thursday morning.
Weatherford Rehabilitation Hospital is being built on the site of the former American Legion Hall at 703 Eureka St., less than a half-mile from Weatherford Regional Medical Center. Members of the American Legion Post 163 were on hand at the groundbreaking, as were Weatherford Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors.
Mark Harris, Chief Executive Officer of Maxim Management Group, which will operate the facility, said he was pleased to be able to expand his company’s name into the Fort Worth area.
“We are excited to be bringing a state-of-the-art inpatient rehabilitation hospital to Weatherford,” Harris said “Patients had to travel to Fort Worth for this type of care in the past so there was a great need for a local facility like this, especially with the growing population of seniors.”
Weatherford Rehabilitation Hospital will offer patients comprehensive medical rehabilitation services, including physical, occupational, respiratory and speech therapy. Patients will also be able to receive care for a variety of conditions, such as a stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputation, and many other debilitating disorders. The independent hospital will offer private rooms, a dining area, a large therapy gym and 24-hour nursing care.
The facility is expected to open sometime around the first of the year, Harris said.