The Rehab Center cares for approximately 350 patients each year with conditions such as strokes, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, hip fractures and other orthopaedic conditions, multiple trauma, Guillain Barre, and general debility. The emphasis of our program is to help people recovering from major illness or injury to return to their highest level of independence.
The Regional Rehabilitation Center has been serving patients since December of 1990. Our twenty-bed center is the region’s leading hospital-based facility and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Our average daily census is 13 patients. We employ a team of physicians trained or experienced in rehabilitation, physical and occupational therapists, recreational therapists, speech pathologists and rehabilitation nurses.
Educational offerings include FIM credentialing for all staff through the Uniform Data System, annual skills review with basic CPR, and ACLS training is offered but is not mandatory. Other training is available such as NIH Stroke Scale, stroke education, and many rehab specific CEU's.
Continuous Quality Improvement
The department offers many performance improvement teams. A CORE Team consists of a member of each interdisciplinary area. Those who may attend include: Director of Program, Unit Manager, Clinical Nurse Supervision, Nurse Liaison, Case Manager, Physical Therapy, Team Leader, Activities Coordinator, PPS Coordinator, and other team members. The team meets quarterly to work on a variety of projects and improvements in quality of care. The rehab team also meets weekly. Clinical Supervision meets monthly to review areas of opportunity noted by the staff during the month. The Rehab Center also holds unit meetings monthly in the Rehab Conference room and all staff members are asked to participate.