Acute Rehabilitation Unit at FRHS Awarded as a Top Performer

NORFOLK, NE — Recovering from an injury isn’t easy and it takes time. So why not recover close to home with around the clock care?

Faith Regional Health Services offers inpatient acute rehabilitation tailored to meet individual needs. Those who have suffered a disabling injury or illness work closely with a team consisting of physicians, rehab nurses, physical therapist and occupational therapist.

This is Occupational Therapist Kylie Molacek is here with her patient, Suzanne Stevenson.

Suzanne’s injuries have impacted how she uses her hands. At FRHS as an inpatient she receives a lot of therapy time, including in the kitchen.

Virgil Froehlich was also a patient in the rehab unit. He suffered a bad head injury when he fell down this steps. After a couple days being treated in Lincoln, he came home to Norfolk to continue treatment.

“I came back up here after a couple days and went to the trauma care center and they took good care of me there.”

When it was time for Virgil to leave, he and his wife Betty felt the nurses had prepared them to take the next step.

“We got ready to go home and occupational therapy came to visit our house to give us suggestions on safety once we were home. He had some days where he could be independent here before we went home to make sure he was ready to make that transition.”

The Rehabilitation Unit has been opened since 2005 and just recently received an honor. Executive Director of Post Acute Services, Lisa Parks says the Rehabilitation Unit has been chosen as a top performer. Out of 800 facilities they were in the top ten percentile, according to Vice President of Nursing and Quality, Lisa Parks.

“The patients that come here make so much gain in their functional ability between the time they come and the time they go home…”

Parks credits some of their success to highly skilled nurses and physician oversight.

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