Virginia Health Services (VHS), a Newport News-based operator of convalescent, rehabilitation and retirement centers, will expand their York Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center in Yorktown and Northampton Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center in Hampton.
The company said Tuesday that both expansions will be built by W.M. Jordan Co. in Newport News and are expected to open in July 2013.
VHS currently owns and operates The Arbors at Port Warwick, a senior living facility in Newport News, and six convalescent and rehabilitation centers throughout the Peninsula and Middle Peninsula. “As the needs of our residents change, VHS is adapting and changing right along with them,” Jeffery L. Mendelsohn, president of Virginia Health Services, said in a statement.
The Northampton will add a 16-room rehabilitation wing. At York, the expansion will include a 20-room rehabilitation wing. All rooms will be private with private showers. “The mission behind the expansions,” said Mendelsohn, “is for the residents in our rehabilitation facility to progress quickly to be able to return to their personal residences as soon as possible.”
A large rehabilitation gymnasium is part of the planned construction at both facilities.
The expansion announcement follows a recent groundbreaking by VHS on its first assisted living facility – a $7 million, 33,000-square-foot facility under construction adjacent to the Mariner’s Museum in Newport News.
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