Expanded rehab center opens in Shakopee 21 Oct 11

A revamped rehab center in Shakopee is still short on funds, but its newest addition should keep it from having to turn away 50 or more patients per month.

St. Gertrude’s Health & Rehabilitation Center has completed an $8.7 million, 41,000-square-foot addition with a hoped-for $2 million in community donations.

The center is located on the St. Francis hospital campus, and the addition includes 30 rooms, a therapy pool, a wellness center and other features.

Construction began a year ago, with a budget that includes a $1 million challenge grant furnished by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community. $225,000 in matching funds remain on the challenge.