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Capital Regional Medical Center To Build Rehabilitation Facility

Capital Regional Medical Center
Tom Flanigan
Capital Regional Medical Center

As Tallahassee's population ages, the need for extended care facilities is increasing.

Tallahassee's Capital Regional Medical Center is adding another facility to its main complex. Officials say it will help patients recover after treatment.
Those who have had strokes, knee replacement or procedures that need long supervised healing will no longer have to be moved to remote rehab centers. Capital Regional CEO Alan Keesee said the new rehab center will connect to to the main hospital via enclosed breezeway.

"It'll have its own gym, a nice dining area, entrance for family members and visitors to stop by and spend time with loved ones. So it's an exciting, beautiful open-air concept that we're happy to have on-campus here at the hospital."

The 27,000 square foot, $23 million dollar center will also have 20 patient rooms and employ about 50 people.

"We're excited to have local contractors getting some bid packages in the next month or so," he added. "And then we anticipate starting construction in February of 2021and then opening in 2022."

With Tallahassee's population steadily aging, Keesee said the need for rehab centers like this keeps growing.

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Tom Flanigan has been with WFSU News since 2006, focusing on covering local personalities, issues, and organizations. He began his broadcast career more than 30 years before that and covered news for several radio stations in Florida, Texas, and his home state of Maryland.

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