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Phoenix Children’s Hospital to unveil Valley’s new rehabilitation center

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PHOENIX —  Phoenix Children’s Hospital will open a new outpatient rehabilitation center at Mercy Gilbert Hospital next month.

It was something the East Valley has needed, according to hospital officials.

The new facility has many features and is tailored for all pediatric cases, Elizabeth Linos, the director of rehabilitation services at PCH, said.

“It’s a 6,000 square-feet center with a large gym and many treatment rooms,” Linos said.

Various therapies will be offered, she added.

Above all, the new children’s rehabilitation center in Gilbert is pediatric-based.

“We have a lot of neuro-rehabilitation type of equipment that many other pediatric sites in the Valley do not have,” Linos said. “Developmental equipment, a rock wall, rubberized flooring.”

Children needing the rehab services will no longer have to drive to the east Phoenix PCH campus. The rehab center will definitely benefit East Valley children and their families, according to Linos.

“It will be right there hopefully in their neighborhood,” she said. “Children all the way up to teenagers with concussions can come there for individual one-on-one treatment by pediatric specialists.”

PCH has hired 20 specially-trained therapists for the new Gilbert center. They will work with an estimated 100 children a day, Linos said.

The center is slated to open in early April.

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