About the Institute

Sheltering Arms Institute is located at 2000 Wilkes Ridge Drive, Richmond, VA 23233 on 46 acres in the West Creek Medical Park near the intersection of Route 288 and West Broad Street, 1.5 miles from I-64. The new, 114-bed, post-acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital will consolidate existing beds from:

  • Sheltering Arms Hanover - Hanover County (40 beds)
  • Sheltering Arms South - Chesterfield County (28 beds)
  • VCU Health (46 beds)

What are our Goals?

  • To cultivate clinical and teaching excellence
  • To improve quality of life and seek cures
  • To reduce time for application of research to patient care
  • To be a catalyst for the convergence of rehabilitative and regenerative medicine
  • To integrate research with clinical care
  • To be a destination hospital for the Mid-Atlantic region


  • 212,063 total sq. ft.
  • All private patient rooms
  • Traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, complex care, stroke, and general rehab units
  • 9,251 sq. ft. main therapy gym and three satellite gyms
  • Dining room
  • Designated visitor areas
  • Chapel
  • Research, conference, and outdoor space
  • Physician, psychology, and nursing services
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapy
  • Therapeutic recreation
  • State-of-the-art patient care technology and rehabilitation equipment

Sheltering Arms Institute Groundbreaking & Topping Out Ceremonies

Watch a recap of the Groundbreaking ceremony for the new Sheltering Arms Institute

Watch a recap of the Topping Out ceremony for the new Sheltering Arms Institute