Avera Queen of Peace Hospital announced the acquisition of Mitchell's University Physical Therapy, according to a report by The Daily Republic. The hospital will relocate most of its outpatient rehab services to the North Kimball site in order to provide better access to patients and expand the availability and the number of rehabilitation services. Inpatient rehab will continue to be provided at the hospital, and both the inpatient and outpatient services will be under the direction of Dan Heesch, director of rehab services.
The new outpatient rehab center will be named Avera University Physical Therapy. The Daily Republic report notes that the address and phone number will remain the same. Avera vice president and CFO Will Flett states, "We have been working with Scott Houwman, owner/operator of University Physical Therapy for the past several months, in order to expand our outpatient presence in Mitchell and the outcome of our discussions is Avera University Physical Therapy."
Flett says the ultimate goal was to provide a dedicated, convenient outpatient therapy location with easy accessibility and curbside parking. Flett declares, "We are excited to welcome the staff from University Physical Therapy to the Avera Queen of Peace family," adding that they're an "excellent addition to our rehab services."
Source: The Daily Republic