Reaching for new levels of patient care
Over the years, thousands of patients have received innovative services and quality care at Community Hospital East’s Hook Rehabilitation Center. With the opening of the free-standing Community Rehabilitation Hospital, patient services and care are poised to reach an even higher level.
“When you take a rehabilitation unit out of an acute care hospital and create a new hospital dedicated solely to rehabilitation, staff can focus with a higher level of intensity,” said Doug Beebe, CEO, Community Rehabilitation Hospital. “This new model will drive the best outcomes for our patients.”
Focused, coordinated care
The hospital provides intensive rehabilitation services for patients with the most complex neurological conditions—brain injuries, stroke, spinal cord injuries, severe burns, Parkinson’s and other neuromuscular diseases.
A core group of four physicians, dedicated to Community Rehabilitation Hospital, manage patient care, and hospitalists assist with weekend and evening coverage. A physician is always onsite 24/7.
Ten nurses are CRRNs (Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurses) and multiple staff members have CBIS (Certified Brain Injury Specialist) certification. Additional staff include pharmacists, physical, occupational, recreational and speech and language therapists.
“We use a team approach to rehabilitation care,” said Allison Williams, M.D., medical director, Community Rehabilitation Hospital. “Our multidisciplinary team is focused on nothing but rehabilitation and improving our patient outcomes.”
Innovative support services
Community Rehabilitation Hospital offers the following services:
- Bariatric suites equipped with oversize mechanical beds and overhead lifts
- Intensive therapy sessions
- Drug therapy provided by dedicated onsite pharmacists
- Physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy and recreational therapy
- Adaptive athletics program and canine-assisted therapy
- Support groups for brain injury, stroke and spinal cord injury
- Electronic medical records to ease communication with patients’ primary care physicians and specialists
Our hospital and services were designed to give patients the best possible care so they can become self-sufficient, return home and actively participate in their communities.