Continuing Care

Select Medical and Spectrum Health Set to Open Long-Term Acute Care Hospital at Blodgett Hospital

Open house for Select Specialty Hospital inside Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital. (Chris Clark | Spectrum Health Beat)

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, July 24, 2017Select Medical Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Select Medical Holdings Corporation (NYSE: SEM), and Spectrum Health, a not-for-profit health system, today celebrated the upcoming opening of a long-term acute care hospital (LTACH) within Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital in East Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Under the joint venture, announced in April 2017, Spectrum Health Special Care Hospital on Fuller Avenue will move to Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital and be re-named Select Specialty Hospital – Spectrum Health.

The new location will enable patients in a Spectrum Health acute care setting to transfer to the next level of care within the hospital system, thus eliminating the need to be transported elsewhere to receive a higher level of care, diagnostics or services.  The partnership will also allow for expedited placement of LTACH patients from the intensive care unit (ICU) which will increase ICU bed availability at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital.

“Select Medical and Spectrum Health share a common mission to deliver an exceptional patient care experience,” said Brian Davis, president of the LTACH division at Select Medical. “We look forward to working together to provide the highest quality of long-term acute care in the greater Grand Rapids region.”

“We are extremely pleased to team up with Select Medical to offer this long-term acute care option in Grand Rapids,” said Tina Freese Decker, executive vice president, chief operating officer, Spectrum Health. “Spectrum Health has a long history of providing high-quality, compassionate and personalized patient care. This new partner and new location expresses our commitment to positively impact the communities we serve.”

Patients currently in Spectrum Health Special Care Hospital, the existing 17-bed licensed LTACH operated by Spectrum Health at its 750 Fuller Avenue location, will be transferred  to the new Select Specialty Hospital – Spectrum Health within Blodgett Hospital. The expanded 36-bed LTACH will also begin admitting new patients on August 1, 2017.

Select Medical operates 11 LTACHs in Michigan, and more than 100 nationwide. Services provided at LTACHs include daily physician visits, 24-hour nursing care, 24-hour respiratory staff, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy.

 About Spectrum Health

Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system, based in West Michigan, offering a full continuum of care through the Spectrum Health Hospital Group, which is comprised of 12 hospitals, including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital; 180 ambulatory and service sites; 3,300 physicians and advanced practice providers, including 1,400 members of the Spectrum Health Medical Group; and Priority Health, a health plan with 794,000 members. Spectrum Health is West Michigan’s largest employer, with 25,400 employees. The organization provided more than $326 million in community benefit during its 2016 fiscal year. Spectrum Health was named one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems—and in the top five among the largest health systems—in 2017 by Truven Health Analytics®, part of IBM Watson HealthTM. This is the sixth time the organization has received this recognition.

About Select Medical Holdings Corporation

Select Medical began operations in 1997 and has grown to be one of the largest operators of specialty hospitals, outpatient rehabilitation clinics and occupational health centers in the United States based on the number of facilities.  As of March 31, 2017, Select Medical operated 102 long term acute care hospitals and 20 acute medical rehabilitation hospitals in 27 states and 1,610 outpatient rehabilitation clinics in 37 states and the District of Columbia. Select Medical’s joint venture subsidiary Concentra operated 308 centers in 38 states. Concentra also provides contract services at employer worksites and Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinics.  At March 31, 2017, Select Medical had operations in 46 states and the District of Columbia. Information about Select Medical is available at


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