ACUTE REHAB UNIT WINS ROOKIE AWARD

Posted 04/25/2017


Murray-Calloway County Hospital’s Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit recently received the “Rookie of the Year” Award from their new managing company, Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services (KHRS).  

Murray-Calloway County Hospital partnered with KHRS to bring to its rehabilitation unit Kindred’s resources, clinical expertise, information systems, ongoing training and best practices in quality rehabilitation services. Over the past year this department has generated impressive first year results, including an admissions increase of 41% and an average return home time of less than 12 days for almost 82% of the unit’s patients. Kindred covers all over the nation but this award was specifically for the Valley Region which includes Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, Ohio, Arkansas, and parts of Indiana.

The Acute Rehabilitation Unit is located on the hospital’s fourth floor and helps patients recover functionality and regain more independence after suffering from any of a number of aliments including stroke; fractured hips or femurs; joint replacements (bilateral or single with a BMI greater than 50 or age older than 85); polyarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis; brain injury; neurological conditions such as Parkinson's, Polyneuropathy, Multiple Sclerosis, etc.; spinal cord injuries; amputations; major multiple trauma; burns; congenital deformities; and other debilitating conditions resulting in loss of independence in self-care and mobility.

For more information about the Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at MCCH, call (270) 762-1429.

Pictured: Front Row (left to right) : Dr. Blalock II, Gaile Berrier, Jennifer Mason, Crisann Chandler, Cassie Broker, Christy Dossett, Nancy Nova

Back Row (left to right): Robin Blake, Khadra Clayborn, Camille McSwain, Amy Johnson, Dr. Monte Rommelman