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Hospital planned for Murrieta

A 50-bed rehabilitation hospital will be built in Murrieta.

Birmingham, Ala.-based HealthSouth plans to begin construction during the third quarter of 2016, according to a company statement.

The two-story, 54,000-square-foot facility will treat patients recovering from major injuries, illnesses and surgeries.

The hospital, which will provide about 300 construction jobs and 200 full-time jobs, is expected to be operating by the fourth quarter of 2017.

HealthSouth, one of the largest owner-operators of rehabilitation hospitals in the United States, has treated patients in California for nearly 20 years, said Jerry Gray, president of the company’s west region.

“This new, state-of-the-art hospital will ensure residents have appropriate and reasonable access to the latest rehabilitative treatment and technology in a hospital setting,” Gray said in the statement, which was released last week.

The $30 million project will be built on 4.8 acres on 35470 Whitewood Road, just east of Interstate 215. That parcel, which HealthSouth bought for an undisclosed sum, is in a rural area zoned for office parks and medical center.

The project will be near Loma Linda University Medical Center and the site of the proposed Kaiser Permanente campus that will serve southwest Riverside County.

HealthSouth currently owns and operates two rehabilitation hospitals in California, in Tustin and Bakersfield, and it’s planning a third facility in Modesto. The company operates 28 hospitals in the Unites States and Puerto Rico, according to the statement.

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