New long term acute care hospital opens in Oakwood-Taylor

Photo courtesy of Oakwood Healthcare Inc.
Lee Ann Odom (left), division president of Oakwood Hospital-Taylor, talks to Taylor Mayor Rick Sollars at the opening of Vibra Hospital of Southeastern Michigan-Taylor Campus.

TAYLOR – Oakwood Hospital-Taylor (formerly Oakwood Heritage Hospital) and Vibra Healthcare Thursday opened their joint venture long term acute care hospital on the second floor of the Taylor hospital.

The LTACH — Vibra Hospital of Southeastern Michigan-Taylor Campus — occupies 40 beds and more than 17,000 square feet on the second floor. The hospital will share clinical programs, services and administration with the Vibra Hospital of Southeastern Michigan on West Outer Drive in Lincoln Park.

When fully occupied, Vibra Hospital – Taylor Campus will feature 160 medical professionals and staff. Features will include 12 private patient rooms, 14 semi-private rooms, rehabilitation therapy gym area, pharmacy, activities area, specialized procedure rooms and easy access to visitor parking. Additionally, the new hospital will be supported by 24/7 full-time onsite physician coverage.

The new hospital will specialize in the treatment of patients with a variety of complex medical needs including those who are recovering from illnesses such as strokes, cardiac and respiratory diseases, neurological and spinal cord injuries, multiple traumas and wounds.

“We are very pleased to be a partner with Oakwood Healthcare and provide this complex medical service to patients in the community and the surrounding service areas,” said Brad Hollinger, chairman and CEO of Vibra Healthcare. “With the increased access and availability of high quality acute medical care, we are seeing increased survival rates from patients with major multiple traumas and life threatening acute and chronic illnesses.

“Now more than ever, the availability of services provided by Vibra’s long term acute care hospitals, like the new Vibra Hospital-Taylor Campus, has become a key component of the healthcare needs for many patients. The opening of the new LTAC hospital will advance our post acute continuum network in southeastern Michigan by collaborating with our Oakwood partners and their multiple locations.”

“By joining Vibra Hospital of Southeastern Michigan and Oakwood to open the new long term acute care hospital within Oakwood’s Taylor campus, we raise the level of critical patient care in the community and also increase the access to this acute level of patient care across the region,” said Denise Wayne, CEO of Vibra Hospital of Southeastern Michigan. “We are very excited about this opportunity to serve together and have been working closely with our Oakwood partners to ensure a smooth opening.”

“By welcoming Vibra to the Oakwood family, we are better able to meet the needs of those who come to us for long term acute care,” said Doug Welday, Executive Vice President of Post Acute Operations, Oakwood Healthcare Inc. “Our patients and the community at large will be well served by this new facility and the advanced, specialty services that will be provided.

“Our partnership with Vibra and the opening of this new state-of-the-art facility will allow us to remain true to our mission of providing world-class healthcare to the residents of southeast Michigan, and we plan to further the mission by continuing to provide the highest level of care for all our patients.”