Encompass Health has placed land under contract and plans to build a freestanding, 40-bed, inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Cape Coral.

The hospital at the southwest corner of Pine Island Road and Pondella Road is expected to be named Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Cape Coral. 

The hospital will care for patients recovering from debilitating illnesses and injuries, including strokes and other neurological disorders, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations and complex orthopedic conditions. The hospital will provide physical, occupational and speech therapies that aim to restore functional ability and quality of life and 24–hour care by registered nurses. 

Encompass Health hasn’t released an opening date.