Emory Healthcare is in a joint venture with Select Medical, a Pennsylvania-based acute care and rehabilitation services provider, to expand its patient reach. According to a news report from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, in the deal with Select Medical, 23 outpatient clinics in metro Atlanta that had operated as Select Physical Therapy have been renamed Emory Rehabilitation Outpatient Center in Partnership with Select Physical Therapy. Select Medical will manage the clinics, but the staff will become Emory employees.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution news report indicates that also according to the deal, Emory’s Center for Rehabilitation Medicine, which provides inpatient and outpatient services after stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury and amputation, has been renamed Emory Rehabilitation Hospital in Partnership with Select Medical. Emory will be the majority owner and Select Medical will administer management services at the hospital located on Clifton Rd.

Also, as part of the partnership, Select Medical will become majority owner and manage three long-term acute care hospitals in the Atlanta area, as noted in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution news report. The hospitals include the long-term acute care services at Emory Wesley Woods Hospital as well as Select Specialty Hospital – Atlanta and Regency Hospital in East Point. Emory Wesley Woods will now operate as Select Specialty Hospital- Northeast Atlanta.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution news report notes that Emory and Select Medical have collaborated on post-acute care since 2000.

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution