News Oct 20, 2021

Select Medical and Grandview Health Partner to Deliver Outpatient Physical Therapy to Birmingham and Surrounding Communities

MECHANICSBURG, PA and BIRMINGHAM, AL, October 20, 2021 -- Select Medical and Grandview Medical Center, a subsidiary of Community Health Systems, announced today that they are forming a joint venture partnership called Champion Sports Medicine Birmingham, LLC, which will provide outpatient rehabilitation services. As part of the joint venture, Select Medical contributed five existing physical therapy centers that will now serve as Grandview Medical Center’s affiliated outpatient rehabilitation network serving patients in Birmingham and surrounding communities. The centers will carry both the Champion Sports Medicine and Grandview Health brands. Select Medical will serve as the majority owner and operator of the joint venture.

“We share a mission with Grandview Health to obtain outcomes and deliver exceptional patient experiences,” said Jason Chambers, regional vice president of outpatient physical therapy, Select Medical. “Together, we recognized a significant market need for best-in-class physical therapy in Birmingham. This new partnership addresses that opportunity to provide patients with high quality, advanced outpatient rehabilitation services to facilitate successful recovery from surgery, injury or illness.”

Under the partnership, two Champion Sports Medicine centers will reside in Birmingham with additional locations in Gardendale, Hueytown and Vestavia Hills.

"We are incredibly excited to form this partnership with Select Medical,” said Daniel McKinney, Grandview Medical Center CEO. “Our goals include continuing to expand services and the quality of healthcare provided by our teams. This partnership aligns with our core belief of making healthcare more accessible to the patients and communities we serve."

About Grandview Medical Center

Grandview Medical Center is a 434-bed tertiary care hospital that provides healthcare services to patients in Birmingham and surrounding communities. Conveniently located on Highway 280, Grandview Medical Center offers diverse specialties including cardiac electrophysiology, orthopedics, women’s services, rehabilitation services, behavioral health, robotic-assisted surgery, and emergency care. Specialty units include a Level III trauma center, certified Chest Pain Center, recognized stroke center, cardiac cath lab, and neonatal, surgical and medical intensive care. For more information visit

About Community Health Systems

Community Health Systems is one of the largest publicly traded hospital companies in the United States and a leading operator of general acute care hospitals and outpatient centers in communities across the country. CHS affiliates own, lease or operate 84 affiliated hospitals in 16 states with an aggregate of approximately 13,000 licensed beds and a complement of more than 1,000 ambulatory sites of care. The Company’s headquarters are located in Franklin, Tennessee, a suburb south of Nashville. Shares in Community Health Systems, Inc. are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “CYH.” More information about the Company can be found on its website at

About Select Medical

Select Medical 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 June 30, 2021, Select Medical operated 99 critical illness recovery hospitals in 28 states, 30 rehabilitation hospitals in 12 states, and 1,833 outpatient rehabilitation clinics in 38 states and the District of Columbia. Select Medical’s joint venture subsidiary Concentra operated 518 occupational health centers in 41 states. At June 30, 2021, Select Medical had operations in 46 states and the District of Columbia. Information about Select Medical is available at

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Media Contacts

Select Medical: Shelly Eckenroth, 717-920-4035 or [email protected]

Grandview Medical Center: Leisha Harris, 205-971-4926 or [email protected]