Select Medical and Inova Health System to Establish First Critical Illness Recovery Hospital in Northern Virginia

Mechanicsburg, PA and Falls Church, VA (June 23, 2022 ) — Select Medical Corporation and Inova Health System today announced a joint venture to establish the first Critical Illness Recovery Hospital (CIRH) in Northern Virginia. A CIRH is a new service for patients who require an extended stay with specialized clinical attention and support, but no longer need the intensive care provided in an acute care hospital. The 32-bed facility, scheduled to open in the first half of 2023, will be located within Inova Mount Vernon Hospital (IMVH). 

“Our new relationship with Select Medical allows Inova to fill a market need and provide this much needed service for Northern Virginia patients and families,” said J. Stephen Jones, MD, President and CEO of Inova Health System. “This specialized post-acute service is not currently offered in this region, requiring patients to be transferred to facilities in Charlottesville, Richmond, or out of state. I’m thrilled that Inova is continuing to find innovative ways to deliver seamless care for patients.”

“As the patient population requiring specialty care continues to grow in Northern Virginia, we are pleased to form this joint venture with Inova to provide world-class inpatient post-acute services to the region,” said Tom Mullin, Executive Vice President of Specialty Hospitals at Select Medical. “We share in a mission with Inova to provide high quality and safe care that enables patients to heal, recover and return to their community.”

Select Medical, one of the nation’s largest post-acute care providers with more than one hundred CIRHs throughout the country, will serve as both majority owner and manager of the critical illness recovery hospital. Once complete, all five Inova hospitals will be able to seamlessly transition patients to the CIRH, enhancing Inova’s continuum of care.

IMVH is an integral member of the Inova Health System and has long served as Mount Vernon’s community hospital, offering emergency, inpatient, outpatient, and behavioral health services. The hospital also provides specialty post-acute care services, including inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, cardiac therapy, and wound care. The development of the CIRH continues the expansion of services available on the hospital’s campus. Inova recently received approval from the Commonwealth to add 20 behavioral health beds at the hospital to address a critical community need for additional inpatient care. Robotic surgery, which allows doctors to perform many types of less invasive procedures with more precision and a quicker recovery time for patients, is also now available.


About Select Medical

Select Medical Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Select Medical Holdings Corporation (NYSE: SEM), 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 March 31, 2022, Select Medical operated 105 critical illness recovery hospitals in 28 states, 30 rehabilitation hospitals in 12 states, and 1,901 outpatient rehabilitation clinics in 38 states and the District of Columbia. Concentra operated 518 occupational health centers in 41 states. At March 31, 2022, Select Medical had operations in 46 states and the District of Columbia. Information about Select Medical is available at

About Inova
Inova is Northern Virginia’s leading nonprofit healthcare provider. Its mission is to provide world-class healthcare – every time, every touch – to each person in every community it has the privilege to serve. Inova’s 20,000 team members provide more than 2 million patient encounters annually through an integrated network of hospitals, primary and specialty care practices, emergency and urgent care centers, outpatient services and destination institutes. Inova’s five hospitals are consistently recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals and Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades for excellence in healthcare. Inova is home to Northern Virginia’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and Level 4 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Its hospitals have a total of 1,936 licensed beds. More information and statistics about Inova can be found at

Media Contact
Inova Health System: Tracy Connell, 703.674.9357 or

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