TUSTIN — The corporate parent of loss-ridden Tustin Rehabilitation Hospital is teaming up with a local company in hopes of improving the hospital's chance of survival.
The parent, Horizon/CMS Healthcare Corp. of Albuquerque, N.M., said Monday it has formed a joint venture with United Western Medical Centers of Santa Ana to operate the 117-bed hospital.
United Western owns and runs hospitals in Santa Ana and Anaheim, and a skilled nursing facility in Santa Ana.
Page Van Hoy, former administrator of the Santa Ana nursing facility, was named administrator Monday of the Tustin hospital. Van Hoy, 30, takes over for William Pegler, a division president for Horizon who served as the hospital's acting administrator for the last 14 months.
The hospital provides care for patients suffering from major strokes, brain injuries and trauma, and those requiring pulmonary and orthopedic rehab. It also offers skilled nursing services.