Smith Crossing opens Greenleaf Rehab in Orland Park
Smith Senior Living trustees and senior executives along with Orland Park village officials celebrated the grand opening last week of Greenleaf Rehab by raising colorful barbells draped with a ribbon.
“Now that more older adults are scheduling elective surgery, Smith Crossing is proud to help them return to their life of independence,” said Kevin McGee, president and CEO of Smith Senior Living, which sponsors Smith Crossing. “By increasing our capacity for short-term stay rehab we can help more people, especially those with more complex health care needs after surgery or a medical incident.”
McGee said the expansion was done because Smith Crossing could admit only 11% of patients seeking short-term stay rehab.
The two-story, 45,222-square-foot building is connected with a passageway to the west side of the main building on Smith Crossing’s 32- acre campus at 10501 Emilie Lane.
This expansion increases the total square- footage of its main building to almost
506,000-square-feet of residences and common areas.
With the addition of the new rehab wing, Smith Crossing has invested $119 million in building its campus.
Smith Crossing’s new wing houses 46 private suites for adults needing short-term stay rehab services as well as common areas including a modern rehab gym that provides a greater variety of therapies; private treatment and therapy rooms; offices; and a café for rehab patients, their family and friends.
Smith Crossing is home to 300 residents in independent and assisted living as well as memory and skilled nursing care.
“As a not-for-profit organization established in 1924, Smith Senior Living is deeply committed to responding to the needs of older adults. Because Will County is one of the 100 fastest growing counties in the country and its population is aging, Smith Crossing is anticipating an ever-increasing demand for rehab programs,” said McGee said.