New rehabilitation hospital to open in Knoxville


A.J. HERNANDEZ JUNIOR, WHO WAS ONLY SIX YEARS OLD. LORI NEW TODAY… TWO OF THE LARGEST MEDICAL PROVIDERS IN OUR AREA ANNOUNCING A PARTNERSHIP TO BUILD A NEW INPATIENT REHABILITATION HOSPITAL. BO TENNOVA HEALTHCARE AND THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE MEDICAL CENTER, AND KINDRED HEALTHCARE– A COMPANY OUT OF KENTUCKY… ANNOUNCING THE PLANS TO BUILD AND RUN A 57-BED THIS PROPOSAL LORI … MADISEN… WHERE IS THE PROPOSED SPOT FOR THIS HOSPITAL IT WOULD BE BUILT NEAR THE CORNER OF MIDDLEBROOK PIKE AND OLD WEISGARBER ROAD. YOU MIGHT RECALL… THIS IS THE SAME 109 ACRE LOCATION TENNOVA PURCHASED THREE YEARS AGO TO BUILD A NEARLY 300 BED HOSPITAL… TODAY’S PROPOSAL, MUCH SMALLER. RIGHT NOW… THIS LAND IS COVERED IN TREES… BUT TENNOVA AND U-T EXECUTIVES SAY BY 2021 THEY HOPE TO OPEN THE DOORS TO A 70,000 SQUARE FOOT, TWO STORY BUILDING FOCUSED INPATIENT REHAB CARE. THEY SAY IT’S EXPECTED TO COST $45 MILLION TO BUILD AND GET UP AND RUNNING… THOSE COSTS SHARED EQUALLY BETWEEN THE THREE GROUPS IN THIS JOINT PROJECT: THAT’S TENNOVA, U-T MEDICAL, AND KINDRED HEALTHCARE — THE COMPANY OUT OF KENTUCKY THAT WOULD EVENTUALLY RUN DAY-TO-DAY OPERATIONS. COMPANY EXECUTIVES FOR U-T AND TENNOVA SAY WHILE A PARTNERSHIP LIKE THIS MIGHT BE RARE… IT’S NECESSARY FOR LOCAL PATIENTS. STEPHEN ROSS, VP UT MEDICAL CENTER ROSS: 4:25 “THE LAST ONE WE BUILT NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS IN THIS AREA HAVE BEEN IN CONVERSATIONS WITH HOSPITAL EXECUTIVES SINCE THAT FIRST PROPOSED HOSPITAL IN 20-15… THIS NEWEST PROPOSAL IS NO DIFFERENT. I’LL HAVE HOW ONE ASSOCIATION IS REACTING TO THE ANNOUNCEMENT COMING UP AT 5.. LORI, BO? LORI THE LAND CURRENTLY THE GROUP BEHIND SOME OF KNOXVILLE’S MOST POPULAR RESTUARANTS.. ANNOUNCING THEY WILL OPEN THEIR 20TH RESTAURANT IN GATLINBURG LORI COPPER CELLAR RESTAURANTS WILL OPEN A NEW CHESAPEAKE’S LOCATION IN GATLINBURG IN EITHER LATE SPRING OR EARLY

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