Grand Opening for Sacramento Region’s First Inpatient Acute Rehabilitation Center
Sutter Rehabilitation Institute Offers Expertise in Brain, Spinal Cord, and Trauma Injuries
ROSEVILLE, Calif., November 19, 2008 - Sutter Health celebrated the grand opening of the Sutter Rehabilitation Institute at Sutter Roseville Medical Center on Wednesday, Nov. 19. The region’s first freestanding inpatient physical rehabilitation center will deliver state-of-the-art therapy for patients who have been disabled by illness or injury, offering a level of care previously unavailable locally.
“The Sutter Rehabilitation Institute will bring a high level team approach to care for patients recovering from traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, stroke, orthopedic conditions and degenerative neurological conditions,” said Pat Brady, Sutter Roseville Medical Center CEO. “The center will fill a great need in the region for patients facing a physical impairment caused by an illness or injury. Our goal is to help patients lead quality, productive lives after they are discharged.”
The Sutter Rehabilitation Institute at Sutter Roseville Medical Center is a 106,000 square foot facility with 40 beds and space to add another 15 beds as the need increases. The center houses dedicated brain injury and spinal cord injury units, a 3,000 square foot inpatient gym, an outdoor therapeutic area, inpatient dining room and recreation lounge, and family education center. A unique feature of the rehabilitation institute is an independent living apartment within the facility, where the patient’s family is able to practice caring for their loved one to help ease the transition to home.
With state-of-the-art technology and an experienced team of staff, Sutter Rehabilitation Institute’s services are targeted to patients who require 24-hour rehabilitation care and who are able to tolerate an intensive therapy program of at least three hours a day. The center treats the whole patient – physically, emotionally and socially.
“With the opening of the Sutter Rehabilitation Institute, Sutter Health has made a major investment in this specialized service for residents of Northern California and beyond,” said William Au, M.D., a neurologist and chair of the Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region Board of Trustees. “Up until now, there have been a few small rehabilitation programs, but this is the first facility in the greater Sacramento region specifically designed to help patients who have been disabled by serious illness or traumatic injury.
Greg LeBleu, M.D., has come on board as medical director and Janice White serves as administrative director of the Sutter Rehabilitation Institute. White has hired a team of experienced occupational therapists, speech therapists, physical therapists, registered nurses and other clinical staff to help patients restore their maximum level of functioning so they can return home to live independent, productive lives.
About Sutter Rehabilitation Institute
The Sutter Rehabilitation Institute is affiliated with Sutter Health, a not-for-profit, community-based health system located throughout Northern California. For more information on the Sutter Rehabilitation Institute at Sutter Roseville Medical Center, visit www.sutterroseville.org/rehabilitation or call 916-878-2588 or 1-877-807-2588.
About Sutter Health
Serving patients and their families in more than 100 Northern California cities and towns, Sutter Health doctors, hospitals and other health care service providers join resources and share expertise to advance health care quality and access. The Sutter Medical Network includes many of California’s top-performing, highest quality physician organizations as measured annually by the Integrated Healthcare Organization. Sutter-affiliated hospitals are regional leaders in cardiac care, women’s and children’s services, cancer care, orthopedics and advanced patient safety technology. For more information about the not-for-profit Sutter Health family, please visit www.sutterhealth.org.
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