UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids to build skilled nursing facility

UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids is expanding its footprint on the northeast side of Cedar Rapids near Council Street and Tower Terrace by building a new skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility.

The new 46,420-square-foot skilled nursing facility will have 46 dedicated skilled nursing and rehabilitation patient rooms ideal for short-term care. The facility will have an enhanced outpatient therapy gym with the latest medical and rehabilitative technology as well as additional patient and family green space and parking. The anticipated cost of the new facility is $14.9 million

“Northeast Cedar Rapids is an area where we continue to see a lot of growth,” Ted Townsend, president and CEO, UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids, stated in a press release. “According the Department of Public Health, 21.6 percent of Iowa’s population is age 60 or older. Enhancing skilled nursing and rehabilitation services in Cedar Rapids will help support our overall mission of better care coordination, improved quality, lower cost and a better patient and family experience.”

Hospital officials will break ground on the new skilled facility, which will be called UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Center for Healthy Living in the spring of 2018 and the anticipated opening is spring 2019.

St. Luke’s Living Center East and West, located in Cedar Rapids’ MedQuarter, will continue to be managed by Health Care of Iowa and governed by UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids.