HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Franklin Holds Grand Opening Ceremony


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. and FRANKLIN, Tenn. – HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Franklin held a grand opening ceremony yesterday evening with hospital tours and an official ribbon cutting ceremony. More than 200 were in attendance to celebrate the hospital opening. The presentation included remarks from HealthSouth Corporation CEO Jay Grinney, Franklin Mayor Dr. Ken Moore, Vanderbilt Health Services Vice President Laura Beth Brown, Williamson Medical Center Chief Medical Officer Dr. Starling Evins and HealthSouth Franklin CEO Scott Peterson. 

“Although HealthSouth is not new to middle Tennessee or to Tennessee in general, we’re proud to have their new rehabilitation hospital right here in our backyard,” said Dr. Starling Evins, chief medical officer of Williamson Medical Center. “[Williamson Medical Center’s] expansion coupled with the addition of this beautiful new rehabilitation facility, will allow us jointly to keep most members of the community healthy and that’s a beautiful thing. On behalf of Williamson Medical Center, I would like to welcome HealthSouth to the neighborhood and we look forward to a long relationship taking care of the residents of this county.”

The 40 all-private room freestanding hospital is located at 1000 Physicians Way in Franklin and offers a spacious, on-site therapy gym and state-of-the-art technologies. The hospital is the eighth Tennessee hospital operated by HealthSouth Corporation and brings the number of hospitals to 121 across the company’s service area of 34 states and Puerto Rico.

On Dec. 15, the hospital will begin treating patients in need of comprehensive physical rehabilitation services for conditions such as stroke, trauma, brain and orthopedic injuries or other major illnesses or injuries. HealthSouth Franklin patients undergo three hours of physical, occupational and/or speech-language therapy each day that is designed to meet their personalized needs and goals. 

About HealthSouth 
HealthSouth is one of the nation’s largest providers of post-acute healthcare services, offering both facility-based and home-based post-acute services in 34 states and Puerto Rico through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies, and hospice agencies. HealthSouth can be found on the web at  

Source: HealthSouth Corporation

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