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MEDIA ALERT: Banner Health and Select Medical groundbreaking ceremony

New medical rehabilitation hospital in Tucson


Banner Rehabilitation Hospital Tucson, a new, 44-bed all-private-room medical rehabilitation hospital in Tucson, Arizona. This is the fourth rehabilitation hospital to open as part of a joint venture between partners Banner Health and Select Medical. The other three hospitals are located in the greater Phoenix area.

Leadership from Select Medical and Banner Health will be available for interviews, including:

  • David Chernow, Chief Executive Officer, Select Medical
  • James Cote, Vice President of Ambulatory Services, Banner Health

Local official Francisco García, MD, MPH, Pima County Deputy County Administrator & Chief Medical Officer will also be available for comment. 



Groundbreaking ceremony with comments from hospital leadership. Light refreshments will be served.



10 a.m.
Wednesday, February 28, 2024



355 N. Wilmot Road, Tucson, AZ  85711



There is an increasing need for inpatient rehabilitative care for those recovering from stroke, traumatic brain injury and other debilitative medical conditions and illness in the greater Tucson region. The new rehabilitation hospital will help patients recover, resume an independent lifestyle and return to the community.


  • Select Medical and Banner Health announced their joint venture agreement in January 2018.
  • Under the partnership, three rehabilitation hospitals have been established in the greater Phoenix area, including:
    • Banner Rehabilitation Hospital West – opened September 2020
    • Banner Rehabilitation Hospital Phoenix – opened October 2020
    • Banner Rehabilitation Hospital East – opened April 2022.
  • The partnership also includes outpatient physical therapy programs and services delivered at 61 Banner Physical Therapy centers, and one Banner Children's Physical Therapy center.


Banner Health is one of the largest, secular nonprofit health care systems in the country. In addition to 33 hospitals, Banner also operates an academic medicine division, Banner – University Medicine, and Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, a partnership with one of the world’s leading cancer programs, MD Anderson Cancer Center. Banner’s array of services includes a health insurance division, employed physician groups, outpatient surgery centers, urgent care locations, home care and hospice services, retail pharmacies, stand-alone imaging centers, physical therapy and rehabilitation, behavioral health services, a research division and a nursing registry. To make health care easier, 100% of Banner-employed doctors are available for virtual visits and patients may also reserve spots at Banner Urgent Care locations and can book appointments online with many Banner-employed doctors. Headquartered in Arizona, Banner Health also has locations in California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming. For more information, visit


Select Medical is one of the largest operators of critical illness recovery hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, and occupational health centers in the United States based on number of facilities. As of December 31, 2023, Select Medical operated 107 critical illness recovery hospitals in 28 states, 33 rehabilitation hospitals in 13 states, 1,933 outpatient rehabilitation clinics in 39 states and the District of Columbia, and 544 occupational health centers in 41 states. At December 31, 2023, Select Medical had operations in 46 states and the District of Columbia. Information about Select Medical is available at


SELECT MEDICAL CONTACTS:                                                                                                                                                                           

Erin Strine (Also on-site contact)

Senior Manager, Communications & Branding

Select Medical

(M) 717.332.5285

[email protected]


Mary Leddy                                                                           

Vice President, Communications & Branding

Select Medical

(M) 717.317.2728

[email protected]

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