HealthSouth Corporation (Birmingham, Ala.) and Novant Health, Inc. (Winston-Salem, N.C.) received approval to build a 68-bed, freestanding inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Winston-Salem, N.C.

The joint venture will relocate the rehabilitation unit at the Novant Health Rehabilitation Center in Winston-Salem to the newly constructed hospital once it's complete.

Construction is expected to begin in summer 2017.