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New Hospital-in-a-Hospital is Opening in Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. - Select Specialty Hospital - West Tennessee is officially opening on the fifth and sixth floors of the Jackson Madison County General Hospital.

This new hospital is specializing in helping critically ill patients breathe, speak, walk, and think as independently as possible.

“We’re working up staff of course, we’re hiring staff in the local area. Once we get to that point, we’ll be able to, probably within six to nine months, get ourselves to the point, not to reach maximum capacity but to get to the capacity and we will continue to grow.”

Select Specialty Hospital interim CEO John Duemmel looks forward to the hospital serving Jackson and the surrounding areas.

Select cares for patients with specialized needs, such as post-ICU patients recovering from chronic illnesses, surgical complications, and other conditions.

“We landed on having it right here in this facility, which makes it easy access to transfer those patients, and it gives our patients and families and our community members a place to receive that continued care, and rehabilitation and not have to leave Jackson.”

Jackson Madison County General Hospital CEO Deann Thelen is excited Select Specialty is coming here to Jackson.

Select Specialty Hospital will begin admitting patients the week of March 4th and is operating as a hospital-in-a-hospital.

Select reports it is licensed as a long-term acute care hospital.

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