University Health and PAM Health establish joint venture

University Health and PAM Health announced today they are collaborating to expand access and convenience for patients discharged from University Hospital who need inpatient rehabilitation services. Through a joint venture, a University Health subsidiary and PAM Health will share ownership of three PAM Health rehabilitation hospitals in San Antonio, including PAM Health Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital of San Antonio (located inside the South Texas Medical Center), PAM Health Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital Westover Hills, and PAM Health Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital Northeast San Antonio.

Through this partnership, University Health’s inpatient rehabilitation footprint will expand from one location inside University Hospital to three specialized rehabilitation hospitals geographically distributed across the community, enabling even more patients to receive high-quality, comprehensive rehabilitation services closer to home. University Health’s Reeves Rehabilitation Center will maintain eight inpatient rehabilitation beds inside University Hospital for patients who are ready to begin rehab, but may still require additional acute care services.

The agreement connects University Health with Warm Springs Rehabilitation Services, a long-trusted name in the community, as well as PAM Health, a national leader in rehabilitation medicine. “In addition to their national reputation for quality, PAM Health’s commitment to restoring hope and supporting optimal recovery from injury and illness aligns perfectly with our mission as the region’s premier Level I trauma center and comprehensive stroke center,” said George B. Hernández Jr., University Health president and CEO.

“With locations throughout the San Antonio region and beyond, PAM Health offers University Health patients high-quality rehabilitation options in convenient locations,” said Anthony Misitano, President and CEO of PAM Health. “We recognize the importance family and friends play in a patient’s recovery. When they can get that care closer to home, it’s a win-win for everyone.”

Under the terms of the agreement, PAM Health will continue to manage day-to-day operations of the three hospitals. University Health is a minority partner, with representation on the Post-Acute Medical at San Antonio, LLC board of directors.

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