Saint Alphonsus on Wednesday celebrated the opening of its new rehabilitation hospital in Boise.

The Saint Alphonsus Regional Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Encompass Health, is a 40-bed inpatient rehab hospital that replaces the former rehab unit in Saint Al’s Regional Medical Center. The new facility is at 711 N. Curtis Road in the hospital’s courtyard.

The specialized hospital will provide rehab and medical management for patients recovering from stroke and other neurological disorders, hip fractures, brain and spinal cord injuries, amputations and orthopedic conditions. Services through the hospital began July 29.

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“Many people don’t understand the importance of a rehabilitation hospital until their lives are impacted by a debilitating illness or injury,” Renee Hinson, CEO of the new facility, said in a press release. “That’s why we’re here. Our work is truly rewarding. We help people and families adapt to new challenges and get their lives back.”

The facility has private patient rooms, a dining area and a courtyard for outdoor living activities. The “Function Junction” area provides daily living training areas designed to simulate a home that include a bedroom, living room, garage, kitchen with adaptive cabinets and sink, bathroom, office and game room.

The hospital has 114 staff members, including therapy, nursing and additional support roles.

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