Rehabilitation Services


Physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, pediatric rehabilitation, and aquatic therapy services are all a part of the rehabilitation services offered at Passavant Area Hospital. These services help patients overcome such impairments as pain, disability, and dysphagia by assessing patients to discover their abilities; limitations; and potential for rehabilitation through:

  • Training patients and their families in the use and care of equipment
  • Treating patients by the use of physical agents and manual techniques to improve movement
  • Lymphedema techniques to decrease swelling
  • Vestibular techniques to improve balance and dizziness
  • Exercise programs

Athletic training (Team Rehab) is also provided through the Rehabilitation Services Department.

Patient care services are initiated upon referrals from physicians, osteopaths, dentists, podiatrists, and chiropractors. The physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, or athletic trainer assesses patient care needs during an initial evaluation, and treatment is delivered by licensed personnel.

The department is staffed by licensed physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, rehabilitation aides, athletic trainers, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, speech therapists, and front office employees. Scheduling of staff is flexible to accommodate patient needs and varying patient load numbers. A licensed physical therapist is on duty anytime the department is open. To serve the needs of outpatients, inpatients, and Transitional Care Unit patients, department hours are:

Mondays and Wednesdays
7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Tuesdays and Thursdays
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Fridays
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays
8:00 a.m. – 12 Noon

The goal of Rehabilitation Services is to deliver comprehensive services to individuals with physical dysfunction secondary to disability, disease, injury, or developmental delay in accordance with Professional Standards of Practice, departmental policies and procedures, and hospital standards. The goal is to maximize patient independence and assist their return to prior level of function. Services include:

  • Comprehensive assessments
  • Development of treatments plans
  • Delivery and documentation of care
  • Consultation
  • Re-evaluation
  • Discharge planning

 

Monica Schriber Honored With Daisy Award

Posted on: August 18, 2017

Monica Schriber, RN, Emergency Department, is the newest recipient of the Daisy Award. Passavant partners with the Daisy Foundation to give the award each quarter to a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse who consistently demonstrates excellence through clinical expertise and extraordinary compassionate care. “At this point in my nursing career, receiving the Daisy Award is very special to me,” said Monica. "It means a lot, but I couldn’t do it without my co-workers. They all helped. I work with a great team.” Monica was nominated for the Daisy Award by a grateful co-worker: “Monica provided excellent care of a patient presenting in the Emergency Department with injuries following an assault. The patient was paranoid, apprehensive, scared and had difficulties trusting staff. Monica provided care and comfort to the patient for over nine hours. Upon discharge, the patient had no ride home. Monica made numerous calls to family, friends and transportation agencies before finally talking with Social Services, who helped provide a taxi ride home. I want to commend Monica for her passion, support and willingness to do everything she could to provide this patient with the care and safety needed. This is an example of a true leader in our department and I’m very proud to have Monica as an advocate for our patients, families and staff.”

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