February 03, 2023
Methodist Hospital is pleased to announce the opening of the second phase of its Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit. Located on the third floor, the construction added an additional eight private rooms to the existing twenty-four. This expansion enables a broader range of acute-level, physician-led rehabilitation expertise while avoiding the disruption of transferring a patient to a separate facility.
The rehabilitation unit supports all medical conditions, though more common treatment regimens are tailored towards patients who have experienced a stroke, neurological disorders, brain or spinal cord injuries, amputation, trauma injuries, and complex orthopedic cases. With comprehensive and individualized care—all under one roof—Methodist Hospital is better positioned to deliver superior outcomes for the most clinically complex patients.
“Having an inpatient rehabilitation facility gives our patients an opportunity to recover in a supervised environment where their medical doctors can continue the management of their care,” commented Aixa Alvarez, MD, Medical Director of the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit. “By providing tailored occupational, physical, and speech therapy, our patients are leaving our care stronger, safer, and with the tools they need to succeed at home.”
The rehabilitation team consists of physical, occupational, and speech therapists, rehabilitation nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, social workers, case managers, and physicians who collaborate with patients and their loved ones to create a treatment plan focused on potential, not limitations. Patients receive at least three hours of daily therapy five days a week or more, and nursing care is available 24/7. The average length of stay for a patient is ten to twelve days.
Inpatient rehab nursing station
Inpatient rehab patient room