New 60,500-sq. ft. Facility Located in Florida

May 2023 – The Sanders Trust, one of the nation’s leading healthcare real estate investment and development companies, is pleased to announce the recent groundbreaking for a new $48 million inpatient rehabilitation hospital, Northwest Florida Rehabilitation Hospital in Jacksonville, FL.

The Sanders Trust was selected as the developer of the 60,500-square-foot hospital, which will include 50 inpatient rehabilitation beds in all private rooms. The hospital will focus on acute rehabilitation for patients who suffer from stroke traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, complex neurological disorders, orthopedic conditions, multiple trauma, amputation and other injuries or disorders.

This facility will feature multidisciplinary therapy gymnasiums that are equipped with the latest therapeutic technologies, including augmented-reality balance training, therapy bionics and a full-body exoskeleton. Additionally, it will include a therapeutic courtyard with exterior amenities to support patient care and help patients return to daily living activities.

The rehabilitation hospital will be operated by Lifepoint Rehabilitation, a business unit of Lifepoint Health , a leader in community-based healthcare that serves patients and providers across the healthcare continuum.

“The Sanders Trust is honored to be chosen as the developer for this state-of-the-art rehabilitation hospital alongside other outstanding service providers,” states Rance Sanders, President and CEO of The Sanders Trust. “We are proud to be a part of a project that will bring hope and healing to the people in the Jacksonville area.”

Northwest Florida Rehabilitation Hospital will be located off Normandy Village Boulevard on Jacksonville’s west side. The Sanders Trust will work with the architectural firm Earl Swensson, headquartered in Nashville, TN, and general contractor JE Dunn Construction, headquartered in Kansas City, MO.

For more information about The Sanders Trust’s role in this development, please contact Krista Conlin at


The Sanders Trust develops and acquires medical office buildings, inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, specialty hospitals and other mission critical healthcare facilities nationwide. Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, The Sanders Trust has been a recognized leader in the investment community for healthcare clients since its inception in 1989 and has developed or acquired medical properties in 30 states. For more information on The Sanders Trust, visit