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The Sanders Trust’s Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Named Top Physical Rehab Center By Newsweek Magazine

Wednesday | September 23rd, 2020

Birmingham, Ala. SEPTEMBER 23, 2020 – The Sanders Trust, one of the nation’s leading healthcare real estate investment and development companies, is pleased to announce that Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital in Oklahoma City they developed has been named the ‘Best Physical Rehabilitation Center in Oklahoma’—and one of the best in the country by Newsweek Magazine.

The Sanders Trust originally developed the 54,000 square-foot rehabilitation hospital in 2012 and owned the real estate associated with the hospital until a subsequent disposition. The facility has been operated by a joint venture between Kindred Healthcare and Mercy Health System of Oklahoma since inception.

Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Oklahoma City, provides inpatient rehabilitation services for patients recovering from strokes, trauma-related neurological conditions and other long-term illnesses or injuries.

Designed to promote recuperation outside the traditional hospital setting, Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital incorporates many unique features, including specialized beds, dedicated dining area, a therapy gym that features the latest high-tech devices, an in-house apartment where patients practice daily living tasks, outdoor walking trails and healing gardens.

“We are honored to have the Class A facility that we developed and owned receive this recognition and honor from Newsweek,” said Rance Sanders, president and chief executive officer of The Sanders Trust. “The development of this facility was a significant one for the community it serves. The state-of-the-art facility, the programs and the staff at Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Oklahoma City, deserve this.”

“We are so grateful to Newsweek for this recognition. Our incredible team is dedicated to providing outstanding, compassionate care for our patients,” said Thomas S. Elliott, chief executive officer of Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Oklahoma City. “Our care team is intentional about creating a great experience for every one of our patients. Patient care is a partnership between each patient, their family and friends, and our care team members to improve their lives and get them back to doing what they love most."

The award is based on quality metrics for inpatient care, service and follow-up care as well as accommodations and amenities. Rankings are based on a rigorous methodology that includes data from a survey of thousands of medical experts along with quality measures from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. 

The Sanders Trust develops and acquires medical office buildings, inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and specialty hospitals nationwide. Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, The Sanders Trust has been a recognized leader in the investment community for healthcare clients since its inception in 1989 and has developed or acquired properties in 30 states.
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