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Surgery Rehab Center Promises to Create Jobs
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LAS VEGAS -- A Las Vegas councilwoman said a couple of health care rehabilitation projects could create jobs and give seniors a more comfortable transition from the hospital back to home.

Advanced Health Care of Las Vegas is scheduled to begin construction just north of MountainView Hospital by the end of March.

Once open, the hospital is expected to create 90 jobs and help get patients from the hospital back to their everyday life.

Recovering from hip surgery, Fredrick Droegemueller said he doesn't have any complaints about the skilled nursing facility on Sunset Road and Jones Boulevard.

"This is great," he said. "I've stayed in a lot of motel rooms that didn't have this nice of a room.

"There's a period after surgery where you're not really up to par and you got to get those muscles working again and get the healing time to happen."

Advanced Health Care specializes in short term nursing and rehabilitation and is for senior citizens who are ready to leave the hospital, but not quite ready to be on their own.

"What makes it skilled is the services we provide: physical therapy, speech therapy, round-the-clock nursing services," said Bringham Church, executive director of Advanced Health Care. "We can provide any kind of services that are needed."

The facility offers private rooms and 24-hour care.

Rehab service manager Marie Difederico said they work to restore a patient's physical abilities and confidence.

"We continue it at home, where we continue that care," she said. "We offer that to them when they do go home."

Church said the new facility will be about 33,000-square feet and serving about 38 patients at a time.

The facility is expected to be completed by early 2014.

Another skilled nursing facility is also in the planning stages for the downtown Las Vegas area.

The city council is expected to vote on whether or not to continue negotiations for it on Wednesday.

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