A new post-acute rehabilitation and nursing center, Life Care Center of South Hill, is in development with an expected opening date this fall.

The facility will be located at 2508 7th St. SE on South Hill in Puyallup, providing individualized post-acute, skilled nursing and rehabilitation services with the goal of allowing patients to return to the community. Long-term and respite care services will also be offered for individuals requiring ongoing skilled nursing services.

The 78,983-square-foot facility includes two stories, on 7.06 landscaped acres. It will offer 80 private rooms and 10 semi-private rooms. 

The rehabilitation gym, measuring 4,872 square feet, will provide a therapeutic environment for inpatient and outpatient therapy services. In-house physical, occupational and speech therapists will also be on hand.

“Our vision is to create partnerships with the local medical community to ensure safe transitions of our patients through the post-acute care continuum,” said Karen Williams, executive director.

“We are excited about providing clinical services through innovative approaches like our on-site physician initiative and individualized patient care model,” added Jessika Booth, director of nursing.

In support of clinical services, a physician will be on site for consultation and management of patient care. A physician’s office, exam room and waiting area are being built into the facility to enhance physician accessibility to patients and their families.

Life Care Center of South Hill will join its established sister facility, Life Care Center of Puyallup, in service of the Puyallup area. When completed, it will be the newest of 18 facilities in Washington operated or managed by Life Care Centers of America.