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Center for Rehabilitative Medicine

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St. Mary’s Center for Rehabilitative Medicine offers transitional inpatient therapy and education for those with physical disabilities resulting from injury or illness.  The center helps patients maximize function and independence while preparing them for their return home.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Center for Rehabilitative Medicine is to provide compassionate, effective and socially responsible patient care in a safe environment. We work continuously to improve that care by enhancing quality and cost effectiveness, and above all, by delivering the care for our patients that we would want for our own families.

Our Commitment to You

The Center for Rehabilitative Medicine is a team of healthcare professionals working together to serve people with functional disabilities, their families, and the community, along with St Mary’s Health Care System. We are helping our patients reach their full potential for independent living through education, therapeutic activities, and quality medical care. This mission is accomplished by following these overall program goals:

  • Provide a program that recognizes the individual and adjusts to their needs
  • Seek input from those we serve so that the program may reflect their needs and change over time
  • Continue to look for ways to improve our program
  • Employ a treatment staff that is knowledgeable and able to work with other healthcare staff to provide the best care possible
  • Provide a financially sound program

Located on the 5th floor of St. Mary’s Hospital, the 20-bed unit includes an Activities of Daily Living kitchen and a rehab gym. Patients participate in at least three hours of therapy per day with continual bedside education.

To be admitted, patients must be:

  • Able to complete three hours of intense, multidisciplinary therapy per day
  • Progressing under an identified discharge plan
  • Medically stable and managed
  • Diagnosed as having the potential to achieve functional gains
  • Willing to cooperate with rehabilitation team members, and
  • Recovering from a diagnosis or condition requiring rehabilitation.

St. Mary’s Center for Rehabilitative Medicine works with patients recovering from more than 25 conditions, including: brain injury, amputation, joint replacement or disease, stroke, and spinal cord injury.

For more information or to refer a patient, please call 706-389-3557 to speak to a clinical liaison.

Common Conditions for Admission to an Inpatient Rehab Facility (IRF)

If you have had a decrease in your ability to function in a normal environment and has experienced symptoms including but not limited to:

Nerurological

  • Stroke
  • Brain Injury
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinsonism
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrom
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Neuromuscular Disorders

Pulmonary

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Bronchiectasis

Cardiac

  • Acute Myocardial Infraction
  • Ischemic Heart Disease

Major Multiple Trauma

  • Brain & Spinal Cord Injury
  • Brain & Multiple Fractures/Amputation
  • Spinal Cord Injury & Multiple Fractures/Amputation

Orthopedic

  • Amputation
  • Hip Fracture
  • Femur Fracture (Shaft)
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Hip Replacement (Unilateral, Bilateral)
  • Knee Replacement (Unilateral, Bilateral)
  • Major Multiple Fractures

The Rehabilitative Medicine team includes speech, occupational, and physical therapists, social workers, a medical director, and specialized nurses and clinical technicians. All therapists, nurses and social workers are licensed by the State of Georgia.

Services are covered by both insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare.

Therapy occurs six days a week from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and rehabilitation nurses are available 24 hours per day. Patients can be referred to the center by hospitals, social workers, long term care facilities or directly from the home. All requests for care will be evaluated to ensure patients meet admission criteria. Length of care varies from individual to individual, but is usually 3 weeks or less.

For more information or to refer a patient, please call 706-389-3557 to speak to a clinical liaison.

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