August 17, 2012
Corpus Christi Medical Center Opens New Inpatient Rehabilitation Program
In the past, Coastal Bend patients who needed hospital-based inpatient rehabilitation had few options locally or had to travel out of town. Local residents now have a choice; HCA affiliated Corpus Christi Medical Center has opened a 15-bed Inpatient Rehabilitation Program at Doctors Regional Hospital.
“Corpus Christi Medical Center is committed to providing a higher level of medical care; the hospital-based Rehabilitation at Doctors Regional is an outstanding program that meets the needs of our patients and the community,” said Kathleen Rubano, Chief Nursing Officer.
The Inpatient Rehabilitation Program at Doctors Regional is focused exclusively on helping people regain quality of life following an injury, surgery or disease that impairs their ability to care for themselves. The Program is available 24-hours-a-day for a variety of patients – people who suffer from complications from strokes, neurological disorders, amputations, bilateral joint replacements and other conditions. Since the Rehabilitation Program is located within the hospital, patients have 24/7 access to all hospital services - nursing and physician care, telemetry, respiratory support, imaging, laboratory, dialysis, pharmacy, and nutrition. Patients also have the benefit of being treated at CCMC’s Primary Designated Stroke and Chest Pain Center; many other rehabilitation facilities require transport for advanced care.
“Our goal is to provide exceptional care in a patient and family-centered environment,” noted Tammy Chopelas, Program Director of Inpatient Rehabilitation. “One of the most important members of the care team is family; we encourage family support and involvement throughout the rehabilitation process.”
A team of staff and specially trained medical professionals with significant experience in rehabilitation work closely with patients, helping them to return to maximum independence and resume their quality of life. A full range of comprehensive rehabilitation services are available including:
- Rehabilitation Nursing
- Rehabilitation Medicine
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech-Language Therapy
- Dietary Services
- Social Services
- Respiratory Care
Patients may be referred to the Inpatient Rehabilitation Program at Corpus Christi Medical Center by physicians, discharge planners, family, staff, case managers, social services professionals or third-party payors. In addition, patients must have a qualifying diagnosis that requires 24-hour nursing care, and have the need for a coordinated intensive therapy program that includes two or more skilled rehabilitation therapies. For more information about the Admissions process, please call (361)761-1000.
About Corpus Christi Medical Center
Committed to the care and improvement of human life, Corpus Christi Medical Center has been a growing part of South Texas for the past 50 years. What began as a 26-bed facility in the early 60s has grown into a multi-campus healthcare system offering a full range of medical services, outstanding clinical care and superior technology. From caring for fragile newborns to complex cardiovascular patients, Corpus Christi Medical Center ensures the community receives the highest quality medical care available. The campuses of Corpus Christi Medical Center are Doctors Regional, Bay Area, The Heart Hospital, Northwest, Bayview Behavioral Hospital, Northwest Behavioral Health Center, Northshore Emergency Center, and Radiation Oncology at Corpus Christi Cancer Center. For more information, visit www.ccmedicalcenter.com
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7101 South Padre Island Drive
Corpus Christi, TX 78412
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