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New Inpatient Rehab Unit Opens at High Point Regional

9/15/2003

A 16-bed Inpatient Rehab unit has opened at High Point Regional Health System, offering around the clock nursing care and a main focus of physical rehabilitation. The cost of the unit is $4.4 million.

The 18,855 square foot unit is located on the fourth floor of the new Cancer Center building, and features large private patient rooms, that allow for a family member to sleep over. A transition suite with a full sized kitchen, for those about to be discharged, prepares patients for independence. The unit also has a family room/kitchen/dining area, a patient dining room, and full sized gym with new therapeutic exercise equipment.

The official ribbon cutting of the unit will take place at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 23rd, and the health care community and the public are invited to tour the facility that day between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m.

The medical director of the Rehab Unit, Dr. John Begovich, is a physical medicine and rehab specialist. The staff of twenty include physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, recreation therapists, rehab nurses and the services of the hospital’s social work department and pastoral care program.

“All of the hospital’s resources are immediately accessible to the patient in this unit,” according to Cathy Zanowski, director of the unit. “The goal of our team is for each patient to reach his or her ultimate goal – to go home as independent as possible.”
A physician may refer patients for the new inpatient unit, but prior hospitalization is not required for acceptance. The Outpatient Rehab Unit of the health system will continue to see patients in the Rehab Center location across from the hospital.

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