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  • Three Rivers Health Inpatient Rehabilitation Hosts A Rehab Reunion for Past Patients

    October 29, 2018

    At Three Rivers Health, the Rehabilitation Pavilion is located within the hospital which provides comprehensive acute inpatient rehabilitation. The Rehabilitation Pavilion opened its doors in 1990 and is well known in the Southwest Michigan area for excellence in rehabilitation.

    The acute inpatient rehab unit is designed for patients who have experienced health concerns such as traumatic injuries, brain injury, neurological disorders, spinal cord injuries, stroke, amputation, hip fractures and other orthopedic disorders, or other debilitating conditions. These patients require continued physician oversight and therapy after their acute hospital stay. Patients at inpatient rehab participate in therapies at least three hours per day, with the goal of the patient being able to maximize their recovery so they can return home safely at their highest levels of independence.

    Recently, Three Rivers Health Inpatient Rehab hosted a rehab reunion for past patients. It was a time for patients from the past two years to have the opportunity to celebrate their accomplishments and share how they have been doing with their Three Rivers Health Inpatient Rehab therapists and staff. Patients and their family members and rehab staff enjoyed spending time together and catching up. Everyone enjoyed a wonderful appetizer spread done by the Three Rivers Health kitchen staff, and music played on guitar and sang by one of the Occupational Therapists for the rehab unit, Deb Baker. Over 30 patients and their family members attended.

    Deb Baker, OT, said about the rehab reunion, “The rehab reunion is an event I look forward to every year. As a therapist on the rehab unit here at Three Rivers Health, it was very exciting to see all of the progress the graduates of our rehab program have made since going home. There were a few graduates that were no longer needing a wheelchair or a walker because of continued progress they made after returning home. The heartfelt thanks received for the care given from the families and patients is also special.”

    For 2018, The Inpatient Rehabilitation unit at Three Rivers Health has had the following outcomes: The average age of patients was 67, the average length of stay was 10 days, and 84% of patients were discharged to their homes (higher than both the regional- 75%, and national- 76% statistics). The patients at Three Rivers Health Inpatient Rehab also scored higher in their overall functional gains than both national and regional rehab units. The breakdown in diagnoses are as follows: 30% patients had suffered a stroke, 19% with an orthopedic diagnosis, 18% general diagnosis or debility, 17% neurological, 9% brain injury, and 6% spinal cord injury.

    Talk to your doctor to see if you or your loved one qualifies to come to an inpatient rehab facility for rehabilitation.