Officials with Kindred Hospital Houston Northwest held a ribbon cutting Aug. 17 at 11297 Fallbrook Drive, Houston, for the facility’s new rehabilitation unit. The acute rehabilitation unit will begin accepting patients Sept. 1, according to a news release, to help adults who have experienced a loss of function or disability due to injury or illness.

“Adding a dedicated, acute-level rehabilitation unit to our hospital sets Kindred Hospital Houston Northwest apart,” CEO Tracy Kohler said in a statement. “This new service enables our facility to provide a broader range of acute-level, physician-led rehabilitation expertise while avoiding the disruption of transferring a patient to a separate facility. With enhanced capabilities, expertise and clinical integration—all under one roof—we are better positioned to deliver superior outcomes for our most clinically complex patients.”

The 12-bed unit features a gym for rehabilitative therapies and private rooms for patients recovering from conditions such as stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, orthopedic injury, neurological conditions, amputation and trauma.

Physicians, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists and other health professionals design treatment plans. Officials said patients will receive at least three hours of daily therapy for five days a week or more, and nursing care will be available on-site 24/7.

Services will be offered to Kindred Hospital Houston Northwest patients and patients from other area health care providers. 281-517-1000.