Nexus Neurorecovery Center Breaks Ground on State-of-the-Art San Antonio Campus for Post-Acute Brain Injury Rehabilitation

New 22,278-square-foot facility will offer full continuum of care, including inpatient, outpatient, day programs and respite.

Nexus Health Systems is excited and proud to expand its nationally recognized Neurorecovery Center to serve San Antonio and surrounding communities. Construction of the state-of-the-art facility officially kicked off with the groundbreaking ceremony on July 28, 2021. The newest Nexus Health Systems facility will provide an extensive array of services and activities to return people to lives of productivity and meaning as they recover from a brain injury or other neurological condition.

“Our vision for the new facility is to bring comprehensive care to the San Antonio community for individuals who have had a brain injury or other neurological impairment,” said Dr. John W. Cassidy, Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Medical Officer. “In 1992, we created one of the first neurocontinuums of care in the nation. Nexus Neurorecovery Center – Conroe still to this day provides all-encompassing rehabilitation and neurological care as individuals progress after injury or illness. There has been nothing like this in San Antonio, and we are looking forward to bringing our unique services to the city and neighboring communities.”

The facility, at 227 Lewis Street, was formerly the local Ronald McDonald House and is located near downtown hospitals and medical centers. San Antonio is the third-largest city in Texas and growing by around 30,000 new residents a year. This comprehensive neurological care and rehabilitation campus is the first of its kind in the city and will bring much-needed services to the metro area.

“We had a great turnout at the groundbreaking event, and it’s going to be incredible to watch the facility’s transition to Nexus Neurorecovery Center. The building itself has a history of helping families during challenging times and on the road to recovery, and we’re so glad it will continue to serve in that capacity,” said Eric Cantrell, Vice President of Business Development.

Nexus Neurorecovery Center – San Antonio will include two rehabilitation gyms, a behavioral support wing, an outdoor therapeutic horticulture area and an occupational therapy kitchen, in addition to 25 beds in expertly designed rooms. Multiple outdoor courtyards and restaurant-style dining service will create a welcoming environment for inpatient and outpatient services.

“We’re grateful to work with incredible partners on all levels,” Cantrell said. “From the design teams and general contractor to our financial partner, they all have been instrumental in getting this project off the ground. Nexus Neurorecovery Center – San Antonio is the combination of many talented peoples’ skills.”

Partners on the project include Houston-based medical facilities architect Thr3e Design, builder and general contractor G&R Builders and San Antonio-based landscape architect Coral Studio. Trustmark Bank brought together financing for the new campus.

Nexus Health Systems provides a nationally recognized residential treatment neurocontinuum that addresses individuals’ needs from the time they leave an acute hospital setting through the time they return home. This includes residential care that progresses to more independent environments as needs and care evolve. The services and activities that will be offered at the Nexus Neurorecovery Center – San Antonio have been proven to help people return to work, school and productivity as they define it.  

“After a brain injury, individuals and their families face a long and challenging post-acute rehabilitation journey,” Cassidy said. “Our mission has always been to help individuals return to lives of productivity and meaning, no matter where they are in their post-acute journey. Our new San Antonio campus will provide the nationally recognized care Nexus Health System is known for.”

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