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Encompass Health to Build Rehabilitation Hospital; Moving from Governors Drive

There’s a healthy dose of dirt being moved on the east side of Chapman Mountain – and for good reason.

The Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of North Alabama will occupy the site at the intersection of U.S. 72 and Moores Mill Road. The hospital is expected to relocate from its facility on Governors Drive and begin serving patients in the spring of 2022

Encompass has served the Huntsville area at the Governors Drive location since May 1987. The hospital provides intensive rehabilitation services for patients recovering from strokes, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations and complex orthopedic conditions. 

The new inpatient facility will offer 76 private patient rooms, including four bariatric rooms and two isolations.

Other features include a spacious therapy gym featuring advanced rehabilitation technologies, an activities-of-daily-living suite, therapy courtyard, six-chair dialysis suite, dining room, in-house pharmacy and dayroom areas.