October 20, 2021

Buffalo Rehab Group to add three sites

Demand from new customers and better service for existing clients is behind growth that will see Buffalo Rehab Group open three more sites in the next year.

The physical therapy private practice already has 11 sites across the Buffalo-Niagara region. Jeff Woodrich, partner/CEO, pointed to organic growth.

“We’re saturated at our current locations and we’re bringing on three for sure in the next 12 months, and potentially four,” he said. “It’s really all about community access.”

The first site will open Jan. 1 at 1585 Hertel Ave. in Buffalo. That will be followed in March by a location at the three-way intersection of Niagara Falls Boulevard, Eggert Road and Sheridan Drive in the Town of Tonawanda. Then comes 3527 Union Road in Cheektowaga, where a former Pizza Hut is being renovated, with an opening expected by June.

The practice, now with 100 clinicians and 50 support staff, will hire staff for the new offices. Buffalo Rehab Group specializes in physical and occupational therapy, including treating issues related to aging and sports-related injuries. The practice also has partnered with other area providers, opening an office in 2019 at 40 George Karl Blvd. inside a UB Neurosurgery medical facility.

The collaboration with UB Neuro surgeons and other providers, including a chiropractor, a pain medicine practice and Dent Neurologic Institute allows Buffalo Rehab Group to be part of an emerging spine-continuum of care, Woodrich said.

“Right now, we feel there’s great opportunity with the growth in our Buffalo-Niagara community, so we’re not looking outside of that at this time, but there’s so much potential with the growth in the city and suburbs and some of the under-served peripheral rural areas,” he said.

In other health care news:

• Ellicott Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing is expanding with a 16-station dialysis clinic. The Buffalo nursing home received a contingent approval from the State Department of Health in August for the $4.4 million project at 200 Seventh St., to be owned and operated by Bronx Center for Renal Dialysis. Construction is slated to begin in February. Once complete, the clinic will offer chronic renal dialysis and training for home hemodialysis.

• An affiliate of DaVita Inc. filed plans for a $4.2 million dialysis clinic in Cattaraugus County. The application from Knickerbocker Dialysis Inc., the operator of Bronx Dialysis Center plans a 12-station dialysis clinic to be called Cattaraugus Dialysis on Route. 417 in Allegany, a new build site for which the postal service has not yet assigned a specific address.

• Bertrand Chaffee Hospital plans an expansion to add a wound care center to its Springville campus. The $981,000 project will create a wound-care and hyperbaric medical suite on the third floor of the hospital at 224 E. Main St.


As seen on Buffalo Business First.

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