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A Central Coast hospital is expanding its rehabilitation facilities

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Dignity Health
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The expanded capacity is set to open in 2025

The Arroyo Grande Hospital is building a new inpatient medical rehabilitation facility.

The 46,000 square foot facility will be built adjacent to the current rehabilitation center at Dignity Health’s AGCH campus and will double the amount of in-patient rehabilitation beds.

Kathleen Sullivan, Vice President for Post Acute Services at Dignity Health Central Coast says it will allow the opportunity to care for a greater number of patients.

"It doubles the bed capacity to 40 rooms and it moves everything from double-bedded to private rooms," she told KCLU.

"It brings in more therapeutic treatment spaces and more capacity to handle complex neurological patients," said Sullivan.

She said it's hoped the additional capacity will mean anyone in the community who suffers a significant stroke, will be able to be treated locally without needing to travel long distances.

They are expecting to break ground next year and hope to open the facility in 2025.