Ernest Health hospitals provide specialized rehabilitative services to patients in the communities served. They often see patients recovering from disabilities caused by injuries, illnesses, or chronic medical conditions.
In addition to providing rehabilitation services to people recovering from disabling diseases and injuries, Ernest Health hospitals also treat individuals who may have chronic illnesses such as cerebral palsy, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s disease.
The medical professionals work as a team with their patients and their family members to create individualized treatment plans so our patients can progress at their own ability levels. Their medical team includes specially trained physicians, nurses, social workers, case managers, and occupational, speech and physical therapists – among other medical professionals.
In Ernest Health hospitals, all patients receive 24-hour rehabilitation nursing care and daily physician management. Hospitals feature all private and semi-private rooms and well-equipped therapy areas, among other services that are individualized within each hospital to best meet each community’s needs. Some of these additional services may include stroke, amputation and aphasia programs.
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Why Rehabilitative Care?
At Ernest Health, we know that inpatient rehabilitative care is significant to a patient’s healing process.
Patients who receive rehabilitative services often experience positive results in regaining or improving productivity and independence. For example, a recent national study shows that patients treated in inpatient rehabilitation facilities have better long-term results than those treated in skilled nursing facilities. The study, which was commissioned by the ARA Research institute, shows that patients treated in rehabilitation hospitals live longer, have less hospital and ER visits, and remain longer in their homes without additional outpatient services.
- Returned home from their initial stay two weeks earlier
- Remained home nearly two months longer
Recognized in the Nation’s Top 10%
Ernest Health’s rehabilitation hospitals have been ranked by the Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR), a non-for-profit corporation that was developed with support from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation research, a component of the U.S. Department of Education. It ranks rehabilitation facilities based upon care that is patient-centered, effective, efficient, and timely.
Through UDSMR, our hospitals collaborate with our peers throughout the United States to share information and establish best practices for patients. This helps us elevate rehabilitative care for everyone across the United States.