Community Rehabilitation Hospital is the latest addition to Community Health Network’s North medical campus, and showcases Community’s long-term investment in providing post-acute care to the region. Here’s what patients and families can expect when they visit.
Upon arrival, visitors are greeted by the lobby receptionist and directed to their destination. “Everything in this custom-built rehabilitation facility is very accessible for patients and families,” said Doug Beebe, CEO, Community Rehabilitation Hospital. “You can literally be on the unit with your loved one within a minute of walking in the front door.”
This healing, restorative environment has an abundance of windows to let in the sunlight—not just in the public areas but also in therapy rooms and patient rooms. Two units—a 16-bed stroke unit and a second unit containing 16 additional beds, including bariatric suites, are located to the left of the lobby. All patient rooms are private, which fosters better communication and improves patient safety.
The new hospital makes it easy for families to participate in their loved one’s recovery. Each patient room is designed with ADA-compliant, full baths and a family area equipped with sleeper chairs that invite overnight stays.
The larger bariatric suites feature oversize doorways, furniture and mechanical beds and special equipment such as overhead lifts. These rooms also accommodate patients with severe spinal cord injuries.
To the right of the lobby, the cafeteria offers a cheery environment for visitors, staff and patients, as well as a separate, eight-person dysphagia dining room for stroke or brain injury patients who have difficulty swallowing. Patients receive meal-related therapy in this supervised environment so they can safely socialize with others at mealtimes.
The first floor also houses:
- Two day rooms
- A dedicated pharmacy and a point-of-care testing lab
- A gym with separate therapy areas
- Small group activity rooms for playing games, watching TV or accessing family education computers
- An Assisted Daily Living (ADL) suite, a one-bedroom apartment where patients and families can practice daily living activities and care prior to discharge
A custom-built therapy courtyard combines beauty and function. It contains a healing garden and gazebo, and the surrounding green space is designed for therapeutic activities such as gardening in wheelchair-accessible planters, or walking on the brick, gravel, wood and concrete pathways. The multiple surfaces allow patients to practice their gait and balance in “real world” conditions.
This secure floor houses the16-bed and 12-bed brain injury units. The limited access provides a safe environment for patients. The private rooms on this floor have several added features, such as motorized beds and built-in overhead patient lifts.
The second floor also features a second gym with self-contained therapy areas, a separate dining room for patients who aren’t well enough to leave the floor, dayrooms and administrative offices.