Celebrities, tours, prizes headline Community Stroke & Rehabilitation Center Open House
The public is invited to tour the new Community Stroke & Rehabilitation Center and get a sneak peek at the new inpatient rooms and healthcare services at an open house scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21. An autograph session with 3-time Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks’ Patrick Sharp, music from 97.1 FM The Drive and tours of the new facility are all part of the event.
Community Stroke & Rehabilitation Center is the newest addition to the Community Healthcare System family. A specialty hospital with a focus on inpatient rehabilitation, it represents the first of its kind for the healthcare system. The hospital features a 40-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit on the third and fourth floors with dedicated activity and gym space for therapy.
The unit also houses an area that mimics an apartment for patients to practice the activities of daily living in a supervised setting.
“Studies show that for patients who are recovering from a stroke, neurological conditions or joint replacement, intensive inpatient rehabilitation treatment can result in better outcomes with a shorter length of stay,” said Craig Bolda, Administrator, Community Stroke & Rehabilitation Center. “The new Community Stroke & Rehabilitation Center is packed with advanced technology, new comforts for patients and families and new efficiencies that will enable us to provide enhanced quality care and best outcomes. In this environment, we’ve given every consideration to how we can better serve our patients, and how we can improve their lives and mobility.”
In addition to the inpatient rehabilitation unit, Community Stroke & Rehabilitation Center offers a wide scope of outpatient services. The first floor is home to an immediate care center, providing quick treatment for non-life threatening illnesses, bumps, and bruises. The first floor also is home to outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapy, diagnostic imaging services, a clinical laboratory and physician offices.
The facility’s second floor is home to physician offices along with a Women’s Diagnostic Center. The center is dedicated to breast imaging, offering same-day mammography results and additional related testing under the guidance of fellowship-trained and dedicated breast radiologists.
In addition to a variety of medical services providing quality care, the hospital’s landscaping features a healing garden to aid in recovery and promote reflection.
While on tour of the facility, the public will be able to view patient rooms and an activity gym in the rehabilitation center. The tour also includes the immediate care center, imaging and laboratory areas, outpatient therapy services, the scenic healing garden, and the visitor’s café. The tour concludes with an autograph session with 3-time Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks’ Patrick Sharp (limited to one per visitor) between 11 am and 1 pm.
Community Stroke & Rehabilitation Center is located at 10215 Broadway in Crown Point. The specialty hospital is part of Community Healthcare System that includes Community Hospital, Munster, St. Catherine Hospital, East Chicago, St. Mary Medical Center, Hobart, and Hartsfield Village continuing care retirement community, Munster. For more information about Community Stroke & Rehabilitation Center Open House and other Community Healthcare System programs and services, visit COMHS.org.