The $8.8 million renovation of Ascension Via Christi Rehabilitation Hospital at 1151 N. Rock Road is now complete – now featuring 30 private rooms, a modern décor and state-of-the-art gait and balance system designed to improve patient outcomes and safety.
“Our goal is to help patients regain functional independence following a major illness, trauma or surgery,” says Cyndi Hagerty, chief nursing officer for the Rehabilitation Hospital, which offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient therapy for children, including toddlers, and adults, and provides rehabilitation treatment for stroke, spinal cord injuries, limb loss, orthopedic issues and brain injuries.
The hospital's interdisciplinary team draws on a long tradition of rehabilitation expertise to maximize patients’ ability to function at home and in the community. Individualized therapy programs consisting of at least three hours of therapy per day. A comprehensive range of medical services also are provided, including full-time physician supervision.
Ascension Via Christi Rehabilitation Hospital has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval – an accreditation bestowed on organizations that comply with the highest national standards for safety and quality of care and that are committed to continually improving patient care. Additionally, the National Parkinson Foundation has bestowed accreditation on Ascension Via Christi Rehabilitation Hospital as one of the leading medical centers worldwide focused on changing the course of Parkinson’s disease through its research, comprehensive care delivery, professional education and patient outreach services.
With the hospital’s conversion to all private rooms, Ascension Via Christi now has a total of 48 private inpatient rehabilitation beds, including 18 at Via Christi Hospital St. Teresa in west Wichita.