Novant Health and Birmingham-based HealthSouth Corp. will host a groundbreaking ceremony tomorrow to celebrate their joint venture hospital in Winston-Salem, N.C., which is expected to open to patients in October 2018.

The freestanding inpatient rehabilitation hospital will offer 68 private patient rooms including one bariatric isolation room, two additional bariatric rooms and 16 rooms equipped for patients needing dialysis treatment during their stay. Also included in the 68,702-square-foot hospital will be a therapy gym, courtyard, dining and dayroom areas. The construction cost of the project is approximately $19 million. Doster Construction Company is serving as the general contractor for the project.