MemorialCare and PRN Partner to Operate Largest Regional Network of Comprehensive, Full-Service Physical Therapy Centers

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

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MemorialCare, a prominent nonprofit Southern California integrated health system with more than 200 care locations, and Physical Rehabilitation Network, LLC, (PRN) entered into a joint venture partnership to operate 17 community-based, full-service physical therapy centers. The centers offer an array of physical, occupational, sports medicine, and other services in Orange, Los Angeles, and Riverside counties. Ten additional centers are planned over the next two years.

These freestanding centers—primarily under PRN’s flagship California Rehabilitation & Sports Therapy (Cal Rehab) brand—augment MemorialCare hospital programs and expand MemorialCare’s capacity to annually support more than 300,000 medical rehabilitation patient visits and approximately 40,000 patients of all ages—from young children to older adults.

The joint venture represents the region’s largest consolidation of comprehensive medical rehabilitation centers close to where people live and work. The centers provide a full range of easily accessible, proven programs and activities to address diverse needs. Among these services are physical therapy, occupational therapy, sports medicine rehabilitation, hand therapy, balance training, post-surgery rehabilitation, ergonomics injury prevention, occupational health, aquatic therapy, instrument-assisted soft tissue mobility, and more.

Cal Rehab centers specialize in serving those experiencing pain and physical limitations affecting their ability to move and perform everyday activities resulting from an accident, injury, illness, chronic condition and/or surgery. The goals are to maximize each patient’s movement potential and long-term wellness to speed recovery, decrease pain and help patients return to active, healthy lifestyles with high quality treatment, exercise, support, education, and the motivation to succeed. Working closely with patients, their physicians and family members, each center’s skilled, licensed, and experienced physical and occupational therapists and other team members create individualized treatment plans for each patient’s unique needs using the latest advances and techniques.

The partnership’s network includes Orange County centers in Irvine, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Anaheim, Anaheim Hills, Mission Viejo, San Juan Capistrano, Yorba Linda, Brea and Santa Ana/Tustin; and centers in Los Angeles, and Riverside counties.

“MemorialCare has a long history of partnering with innovative organizations that share our vision of delivering best practice medicine, improving population health and creating the highest value in the changing health care environment,” says Barry Arbuckle, Ph.D., president and CEO, MemorialCare. “This new venture expands our commitment to accessible, high quality care at a lower cost for individuals and families, health plans, employers and their employees—all benefiting from access to a large, full-service network that provides important continuity of care and a better patient experience.”

Continuity of care is enhanced by MemorialCare’s top hospitals, vast network of 2,800 affiliated physicians and 200 community outpatient centers including ambulatory surgery, urgent care, medical imaging, breast health, kidney dialysis, and comprehensive health centers throughout the region.

“PRN is extremely pleased to partner with MemorialCare, a nationally respected health system, to offer needed preventive care and treatment services throughout Southern California,” says Ajay Gupta, CEO, PRN. “Our mutual goal is to relentlessly pursue and implement strategies and innovations focused on providing patients with the most advanced, compassionate services and support that benefit our communities to make a positive difference in patient outcomes.”

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MemorialCare is a Platinum-level sponsor of the Greater Irvine Chamber.

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