Shannon Medical Center adds rehab hospital in San Angelo

Shannon Medical Center adds rehab hospital in San Angelo

SAN ANGELO — Patients requiring specialized medical care due to debilitating injuries or conditions will soon have a new facility in which to receive treatment in San Angelo. 

The new 40-bed Shannon Rehabilitation Hospital will soon open its doors to patients from across the Concho Valley after the ceremonial ribbon was cut at the 6046 Appaloosa Trail location on Wednesday.

Tracie Watkins, CEO of the Shannon Rehabilitation Hospital, said the new facility will allow Shannon Medical Center to both augment and broaden the level of health care available to patients.

Tracie Watkins, CEO of the new Shannon Rehabilitation Hospital, speaks to the audience during an event celebrating the opening of the facility in San Angelo on Wednesday, March 24, 2021.

“This expands and enhances rehabilitative care,” Watkins said. “It’s a specialty practice. Shannon recognized that their 14-bed unit wasn’t able to specialize as much as they needed to, to provide the care that the San Angelo community needed.”

The new hospital represents the results of a partnership between Shannon Medical Center and Encompass Health, a health care service provider with 136 hospitals, 82 hospice facilities in 39 states and Puerto Rico as well as 241 home health locations across the country. 

Tracie Watkins, CEO of the new Shannon Rehabilitation Hospital, speaks to members of the media during a tour of the facility in San Angelo on Wednesday, March 24, 2021.

The new hospital in San Angelo features state-of-the-art equipment and facilities including a therapy gym with advanced rehabilitation technology, a therapeutic courtyard, activities-of-daily-living suite, in-house pharmacy and a dining room.

In addition to injuries, patients with conditions such as a stroke, brain and/or spinal cord damage, amputations or other severe neurological disorders can also receive treatment.

A group of Shannon Medical Center employees take a photo during an event celebrating the opening of the new Shannon Rehabilitation Hospital in San Angelo on Wednesday, March 24, 2021.

Colin Murphey is a photojournalist covering all things in West Texas for the San Angelo Standard-Times. Send him a news tip at [email protected] Consider supporting West Texas journalism with a subscription to GoSanAngelo.com.

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