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ProMedica and HCR ManorCare Inc. (HCR) have signed a collaborative agreement to develop a multimillion dollar skilled nursing and rehabilitation center that in coming years will replace ProMedica Lake Park, the two Toledo healthcare providers announced Nov 15.

The new facility is expected to open in 2015, with Lake Park remaining open through that time period. The state-of-the-art facility, which is to have 120 beds, is expected to be built on ProMedica Flower Hospital’s campus. It will provide medically complex and intensive rehabilitation services for short-term patients transitioning from hospital to home, in addition to 24-hour skilled nursing care.

A key provision of the collaboration is forming a quality committee with clinical staff from both ProMedica and HCR ManorCare to focus on reducing preventable and unnecessary re-hospitalizations and improving both patient care and satisfaction. The committee also will serve as a liaison for patients and their families in ensuring an orderly transition between a hospital and skilled nursing setting.

Both ProMedica and HCR support the patient’s choice of healthcare providers and services. As a preferred provider for skilled nursing and rehabilitation services for ProMedica, HCR will ensure that for patients electing to receive these services there are dedicated beds at its nursing and rehabilitation centers to meet the demand of ProMedica patients.

The center will feature a gym, spacious private and semi-private rooms with flat screen televisions, WiFi service, social areas and multipurpose rooms, and personal care services including a beauty and barbershop. It will be the first of its kind in the Toledo area.

The next step in developing the new facility will be securing regulatory approvals from the Ohio Department of Health, a process that typically takes six to 12 months after filing. Construction would be expected to begin several months after gaining approval to allow HCR time to design the new building and prepare for construction.