UnityPoint Health – Trinity and Encompass Health are partnering to build a new Quad Cities Rehabilitation Institute, which will be at the intersection of 52nd Avenue and 7th Street in Moline.

The specialty hospital expects to begin serving patients in the summer of 2022.

New Quad Cities Rehabilitation Institute to Open in Moline in 2022

A groundbreaking was held June 7 for a new Quad Cities Rehabilitation Institute at Moline’s 7th Street and 52nd Avenue.

On Monday, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for the future home of the facility. Speakers included Robert J. Erickson, UnityPoint Health – Trinity President & CEO; Albert Park, UnityPoint Health – Trinity Medical Director for Inpatient Rehabilitation Services; U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos; Troy DeDecker, President of Encompass Health’s Central Region; and Mark Tarr, President & CEO, Encompass Health Corp.

The groundbreaking participants included the speakers, Illinois Sen. Neil Anderson, Illinois Rep. Mike Halpin, Moline Ald.-at-large James Patrick Schmidt, Rock Island County Board Chair Richard H. “Quijas” Brunk and Rock Island Mayor Mike Thoms.

“People want to get back into their communities and back to their loved ones and this facility will allow us to help our patients get back to their lives quickly and safely following a debilitating accident or illness,” Erickson, UnityPoint Health – Trinity President & CEO, said at the event.

“This partnership allows us to deliver the best care possible with a state-of-the-art facility and team members that will care for this community right here at home.”

“Today’s event celebrates the beginning of a project that promises to benefit this community for years to come,” said Troy DeDecker, president of Encompass Health’s central region. “This future hospital and the great team in it will help people regain strength, function and confidence and allow them to re-claim a sense of normalcy in their lives.”

“There is no greater reward than helping a patient walk out of our hospital after a major stroke, play golf again after an amputation or return to traveling the country after a brain injury. We will celebrate each patient and every milestone they reach.”


Once the new hospital is operational, UnityPoint Health – Trinity’s existing 22–bed inpatient rehabilitation unit at Trinity Rock Island will consolidate into the new joint venture hospital.

Through customized care plans, the hospital will provide intensive rehabilitation services that help patients recovering from strokes, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations and complex orthopedic conditions regain function and independence.

The future inpatient rehabilitation hospital is designed with its patients’ needs in mind and offer amenities such as 40 private patient rooms, a spacious therapy gym featuring advanced rehabilitation technologies, an activities of daily living suite, therapy courtyard, dining room, in-

New Quad Cities Rehabilitation Institute to Open in Moline in 2022

A rendering of the new specialty hospital, to open in summer 2022, near the UnityPoint Health — Trinity 7th Street campus in Moline.

house pharmacy and dayroom areas.

UnityPoint Health is one of the nation’s most integrated health systems, providing care to both metropolitan and rural communities across Iowa, western Illinois and southern Wisconsin.

Headquartered in West Des Moines, UnityPoint Health has relationships with more than 400 physician clinics21 regional and 19 community network hospitals, 7 community mental health centers, 4 accredited colleges and home care services throughout its 9 regions.

For more information, visit unitypoint.org.

As a national leader in integrated healthcare services, Encompass Health offers both facility‑based and home‑based patient care through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies and hospice agencies.

With a national footprint that includes 139 hospitals, 250 home health locations, and 93 hospice locations in 42 states and Puerto Rico, the company provides high‑quality, cost-effective integrated healthcare. Encompass Health is ranked as one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. For more information, visit encompasshealth.com.

New Quad Cities Rehabilitation Institute to Open in Moline in 2022
Jonathan Turner has been covering the Quad-Cities arts scene for 25 years, first as a reporter with the Dispatch and Rock Island Argus, and then as a reporter with the Quad City Times. Jonathan is also an accomplished actor and musician who has been seen frequently on local theater stages, including the Bucktown Revue and Black Box Theatre.
New Quad Cities Rehabilitation Institute to Open in Moline in 2022

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