June 08, 2022
Lewisville –Medical City Lewisville is commemorating the 10th anniversary of its Rehabilitation Institute, which includes an 18-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit, which opened June 1, 2012. The unit now provides high-quality acute inpatient physical rehabilitation services to more than 460 patients annually.
“Over the past decade, we have been privileged to help thousands of patients recover the strength and function they need to return to an independent lifestyle,” Medical City Lewisville CEO Sharn Barbarin says. “We look forward to continuing to serve our community with compassionate, high-quality inpatient rehabilitation care for many more years to come.”
Medical City Lewisville’s Rehabilitation Institute was the first in Denton County to be certified in stroke rehabilitation by the Joint Commission (2015) and continues to be a Joint Commission Stroke Rehabilitation Center of Excellence. In addition, inpatient rehabilitation unit nurses were recently recognized for their specialty patient care with a national HCA Healthcare Unit of Distinction award. The rehab unit has also consistently ranked in the top 10 percent of inpatient rehabilitation facilities nationwide through the Universal Data System for Medical Rehabilitation’s Program Evaluation Model, which assesses nearly 900 inpatient rehabilitation facilities nationwide.
The Medical City Lewisville Rehabilitation Institute is the only rehabilitation unit with an acute care hospital in the area. Board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians along with licensed physical, occupational and speech therapists provide high-quality care to restore patient’s functions. Specially trained rehabilitation nurses, many of whom hold advanced certifications in rehabilitation nursing, enhance the continuity of care between therapy sessions. In addition, hospital-based care assures immediate access to other medical care and specialty services, such as imaging, respiratory, pharmacy and emergency services, when needed.
The inpatient unit provides one-on-one, specialized therapy for a variety of conditions and injuries including:
- Brain injury dysfunction
- Cerebrovascular accident (stroke)
- Congenital (present at birth) abnormality
- Hip fractures
- Knee or hip replacements
- Multiple major traumas
- Neurological disorders (e.g., multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, polyneuropathy, Guillain-Barré)
- Spinal cord dysfunction
- Dorsal or lumbar spinal cord injury with paraparesis/paraplegia
- Cervical spinal cord injury with quadriparesis/quadriplegia
- Limited polyarticular rheumatoid arthritis, systemic vasculitis and osteoarthritis
- Cardiac, pulmonary and medically complex conditions