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Brooks Rehabilitation Continues Hospital Expansion, Further Enhancing Patient Care and Services

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Feb 5, 2024

To address the continued demand for specialized inpatient rehabilitation services, Brooks Rehabilitation has announced it is expanding its Bartram campus inpatient rehabilitation hospital. The addition will add 36 beds and is expected to create 70 new jobs.

The $26 million expansion at the 115-acre campus, located at 6400 Brooks Bartram Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32258, is in the design stage with construction to be completed in 2025. It will enable Brooks to provide additional access and expertise in evidence-based rehabilitation to patients who are recovering from brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, strokes, transplants or other disabling illnesses.

In 2023, as part of a separate $11 million expansion project, Brooks also renovated and added 10 new beds at its original 160-bed rehabilitation hospital on University Blvd. Twenty new positions are being added to staff the additional beds.

“These expansions reinforce our continued commitment to address the increasing demand for, and access to, specialized inpatient rehabilitation services in the region,” said Doug Baer, Brooks Rehabilitation President & CEO. “Despite changes to the certificate of need process and increased competition, we’re proud to share that partners and patients alike continue to seek out our expertise.”

Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital – Bartram Campus joined Brooks’ two existing rehabilitation hospitals in April 2022 to meet the demands of a growing population. In 2023, Brooks admitted nearly 4,100 patients and were often near or at capacity. These additional beds will allow Brooks to serve an estimated 1,000-plus more patients in the near future.

“When we initially designed our Bartram hospital, our plans accounted for future expansion. However, we did not anticipate growing as fast as we did. The average daily census we’re currently seeing wasn’t expected until 2026,” said Kris Roberts, RHIA, MRMC, Brooks Rehabilitation Chief Operating Officer – Inpatient and Home Health. “Brooks has a strong reputation in the state and nationally and the demand for our specialized services and expertise continues to grow.”

When the initial 76,000 sq. ft., 60-bed, inpatient rehabilitation hospital was developed on the Bartram campus, frontline staff members were part of the design process. The hospital’s design committee consisted of multiple clinical disciplines – physicians, therapists, nurses, case managers and the Brooks Projects team – to ensure exceptional mobility, functionality and technology were core components of the new facility’s design. Both the additions on the Bartram campus and renovations to the University campus will continue to utilize those popular enhancements.

About Brooks Rehabilitation

For more than 50 years, the nonprofit Brooks Rehabilitation, headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., has been a comprehensive system of care for physical rehabilitation. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the No. 1 rehabilitation hospital in Florida and one of the top 20 in the nation, Brooks operates three inpatient rehabilitation hospitals – two in Jacksonville, Fla., including the nation’s largest with 170 beds, and a Center for Inpatient Rehabilitation in partnership with Halifax Health  in Daytona Beach, Fla. Brooks also operates one of the region’s largest home healthcare agencies; more than 50 outpatient therapy clinics; a physician practice; Clinical Research Center; two skilled nursing facilities; assisted living and memory care. Brooks also provides many low- or no-cost community programs and services to improve the quality of life for people living with physical disabilities. For more information, visit

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