Santé announced its plans to build a state-of-the-art transitional rehabilitation facility in Tucson. The groundbreaking will take place in June 2015, and the center is scheduled to open in April 2016.
The Santé of Tucson transitional rehabilitation center will be a two-story, 68,000-square-foot building with 87 patient units and 89 beds, with the potential to accommodate an additional 14 beds. The new facility will also include a short-term memory care (dementia) wing, which will be privately secured and include its own private dining and physical rehabilitation gym.
More than 150 jobs will be created by the opening of the center, said Santé CEO Mark Hansen. "We're very excited to have the opportunity to serve Tucson. This is a new market for us and we look forward to becoming a part of the community in southern Arizona."
The facility will be in close proximity to Tucson Medical Center, St. Joseph's Hospital and surrounding medical districts. Additional hospitals to be served will be the University of Arizona Medical Center and Northwest Medical Center.
"The presence of Santé of Tucson will deepen our healthcare assets," said Joe Snell, president and CEO of Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities. "Successful economic development requires close teamwork and cooperation from all corners of our region and state. The City of Tucson, Pima County and Arizona Commerce Authority contributed greatly to this win."
The transitional rehabilitation center will be located on Wilmot Road near Grant, just south of Costco, and will be the first Tucson location for Santé.
Founded in 2008, Santé Operations is a network of hospitality-focused after hospitalization care properties offering complete transitional rehabilitation services, skilled nursing, home healthcare and in-home hospice services. Post-hospitalization specialties include short-term and acute physical rehabilitation, occupational and speech therapy services. Santé operates four properties in the Phoenix metro area: Mesa, Chandler, Surprise and North Scottsdale.
Santé has a five-star Medicare rating and prides itself on its focus on healing both the mind and the body. For more information please visit santeoperations.com.