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Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, NE

Inpatient Rehabilitation Services


Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit
Transitional Care Unit
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit

Accreditation
The Rehabilitation Department, as part of Good Samaritan Health Systems, is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). The Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission (CARF) nationally accredits the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit. This accreditation reinforces trust and confidence that this organization has made a major commitment to enhance the quality of its services through a voluntary process of accountability that is patient focused.

Scope
The Inpatient Rehabilitation Program at Good Samaritan Health Systems provides a comprehensive program for patients recovering from stroke, head injury, amputation, multiple trauma, neuromuscular disorders and other conditions requiring a coordinated intensive therapy approach. The purpose of rehabilitation is to improve the patient's function and maximize the potential for return to home, school, work and the community. Following the traditions of Good Samaritan Health Systems, the Inpatient Rehabilitation Program focuses not only on treating the physical conditions of the body, but the spiritual, emotional and social needs of the patient as well.


Services
Therapist helping an individual by use of dog. The Inpatient Rehabilitation Program provides an environment where patients and their families work together with rehabilitation specialists to help put the pieces in place to build meaningful lives. Upon admission, the rehabilitation physician and therapy team makes an initial evaluation. Together with the patient and family, treatment plans are individually designed with medical and therapeutic treatment to assist in meeting the patient's goals. Each patient receives at least three hours of therapy per day. Regular team meetings are held to ensure a coordinated approach to the patient's program and anticipated discharge. We can also assist with recommending and obtaining equipment such as walkers, shower chairs, etc. that may be helpful after discharge.

Team
The Inpatient Rehabilitation Team consists of the following individuals:

  • physiatrist who is a physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • program director
  • case manager/social worker
  • rehabilitation nurse
  • physical therapist
  • occupational therapist
  • speech language pathology
  • therapeutic recreation
  • dietician
  • chaplain


Other support services and medical specialists are available as needed. The Inpatient Rehabilitation Program is located within Good Samaritan Hospital and offers patient conveniences and full access to the numerous physician specialties prepared to treat many types of physical injuries and disorders.


How to contact us or make a referral
For more information about the Inpatient Rehabilitation Program and/or admission to the program, please call (800) 584-9311 or (308) 865-7189.


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Transitional Care Unit (TCU)

Accreditation
The Rehabilitation Department, as part of Good Samaritan Health Systems, is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).


Scope
The Transitional Care Unit at Good Samaritan Health Systems provides rehabilitation services for those that do not need or are able to tolerate the intensive therapy approach provided on the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit.


Services
Therapy services that are available include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and therapeutic recreation. The program provides services to those that may be recovering from a medical illness or surgical procedure.


Team
The Transitional Care Team consists of the patient's physician, a social worker, therapists, dietitian, chaplain, nursing staff and other additional specialists. The Transitional Care Program is located within Good Samaritan Hospital and offers patient conveniences and full access to the numerous physician specialties prepared to treat many types of physical injures and disorders.


How to contact us or make a referral
For more information about the Transitional Care Program and/or admission to the program, please call (308) 865-7164 or (308) 865-7408.


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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Scope
Staff from Inpatient Rehab helping individuals understand the problems and possible solutions. A physiatrist is a physician who has specialized training in physical rehabilitation. They will treat a wide range of problems from sore shoulders to spinal cord injuries. The focus of the specialty is on restoring function to people. A physiatrist may teat patients directly, lead an interdisciplinary team, or act as a consultant. This specialty serves all age groups and treats problems that touch upon all the major systems in the body.


Services
Physiatrists offer a broad spectrum of medical services. They do not perform surgery. Physiatrists may prescribe drugs or assistive devices such as a brace or artificial limb. They also use diverse therapies such as heat and cold, electrotherapies, massage, biofeedback, traction and therapeutic exercise.

How to contact us or make a referral
Call (308) 865-7474.


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