May 20, 2020
ClearSky Health, a rehabilitative healthcare provider, today announced plans to open an inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. It’s expected to create about 100 new healthcare-related jobs locally.
The hospital, called ClearSky Rehabilitation Hospital of Rio Rancho, will provide post-acute rehabilitative care to individuals living with disabling injuries or illnesses such as strokes, brain injuries, hip fractures, Parkinson’s disease, or other debilitating events.
ClearSky Health signed a lease agreement with Westside Blvd. Capital Group, LLC, for the facility located at 2401 Westside Boulevard SE. Renovations will begin on the 33,292-square-foot building this month, with plans to admit the first patient in late fall.
“Sandoval Economic Alliance has worked with ClearSky Health since 2019, and we are thrilled to see our collaborative efforts come to fruition,” says Bridget Condon, Director of Business Development, Sandoval Economic Alliance. “This is a win for Rio Rancho and the surrounding communities not only because of the jobs ClearSky Health will create, but because of the quality care and services they will provide. ClearSky Health is a perfect example of the top-notch businesses that our community can attract. Their commitment to Rio Rancho bolsters our already strong healthcare reputation that companies and employees in all sectors find attractive. We are excited to celebrate their announcement today as well as their successes to come.”
“The assistance provided by the Sandoval Economic Alliance was imperative to our due diligence process,” says Darby Brockette, CEO of ClearSky Health. “We appreciate their support and that of the local community and medical leadership in helping us select the Rio Rancho location. The area currently has an unmet need for rehabilitative services that’s expected to grow as the area’s population continues to increase. We feel we can positively impact the community by providing a higher, specialized level of rehabilitative care that allows individuals to remain closer to their homes, families, and primary care providers.”
ClearSky Rehabilitation Hospital of Rio Rancho will consist of 25 private patient rooms and is expected to treat about 600 patients annually. Physician-led rehabilitative services will include physical, occupational, and speech therapy; rehabilitative nursing; case management; respiratory therapy, dietary services, and other specialized care.
“In addition to our inpatient services, we will continue to coordinate and manage our patients’ ongoing healthcare needs after they leave the hospital,” Brockette says. “This can include outpatient therapy, case management, or other services as needed.”
ClearSky Health is a premier rehabilitative healthcare provider that collaborates with healthcare facilities to improve, expand, or introduce rehabilitative services to communities served. Its management team has expertise in design, development, implementation, and operation of rehabilitative services.