BRIA facility set to open soon in Palos Hills

  • Written by Dermot Connolly

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The STRIVE Center for Rehabilitation, a short-term rehab facility affiliated with BRIA Health Services of Palos Hills, Rehabilitation,” will host a July 12 grand opening in a brand-new building at 10400 S. Roberts Road in Palos Hills.


The STRIVE Center for Rehabilitation, billed as “the future of short-term rehabilitation,” will be opening in a couple of weeks in a brand-new building at 10400 S. Roberts Road in Palos Hills.

The grand opening of the new facility is scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 12.

The new building, which represents at $20 million investment in the city according to Palos Hills Mayor Gerald Bennett, is a 63-bed facility, offering short-term sub-acute rehabilitation. Its “five-star amenities,” as described in marketing materials, include “lavish private suites, and a 9,000 square-foot therapy gym complete with the world’s most advanced aquatic therapy pool and spa.”

STRIVE stands for strength through restoring independence, vitality and energy, and the program is promoted as the “most effective way home after a hospital stay.”

“People could stay here for five days for a hip or knee replacement or up to 100 days if necessary for something else,” said Amy Torres, marketing director for BRIA Health Services of Palos Hills. She said that while there are 63 beds now, it may add more in the future.

In addition to assisting people recovering from hip-replacement and other surgeries, those needing physical and occupational therapy following strokes and paralysis would also be candidates for the center.

Patients will have access to speech and physical therapy, occupational therapists, respiratory therapists, psychiatrists and a wide range of other help onsite.

BRIA also operates an existing 133-bed long-term care facility adjacent to the new building at 10424 S. Roberts Road, as well as others around Illinois and one in Wisconsin.

Torres said the two BRIA facilities in Palos Hills will eventually operate independently of each other, although they are being run as one unit for the time being.

“The long-term plan is to rebuild the long-term facility,” said Torres.

More information may be obtained by calling BRIA at (708) 770-5595