Eskenazi Health Opening New Rehab Center

Eskenazi Health Opening New Rehab Center

A new outpatient rehabilitation center for the treatment of orthopedic, musculoskeletal and neurological conditions will open next week at the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis.

Additional rehabilitation services that will be available at the new center opening on Monday, Dec. 18, include pelvic floor health, cognitive therapy, amputee rehab, specialized care for hand injuries and splinting needs. The clinic will also allow therapists to practice in a joint venture that integrates emergency and outpatient rehab. This will provide a seamless transition and continuity of care as patients move from the emergency department to outpatient.

With the expansion of services, Eskenazi Health is also seeking to hire new staff to fill important positions within the new center.

“By expanding our outpatient rehab services to the main Eskenazi Health campus, we not only can take advantage of all the various services that are offered at the hospital such as integrating emergency, trauma and burn care into our services, but we can also provide more convenience to our patients,” said Lori Thorp, associate vice president, Eskenazi Health Rehabilitation and Patient Support Services.

New initiatives and treatment options that will be available at the new center include an enhanced collaboration with the Sandra Eskenazi Center for Brain Care Innovation to provide a more comprehensive evaluation of a patient’s function and independence with self-care skills. An overhead walking track and neuromuscular retraining equipment will be available along with further collaboration with Eskenazi Health Senior Care and stroke services.

The opening of the new center marks the first time that robust outpatient services will be available at the Eskenazi Health downtown campus at 720 Eskenazi Ave. Currently these services have  only been available at Eskenazi Health West 38th Street (5515 W. 38th Street) and Eskenazi Health Center North Arlington (2505 N. Arlington Ave.). Rehabilitation services are currently provided to inpatients and to specialty outpatient services such as burn and wound patients.

While physical and occupational therapy may be the most well-known forms of rehabilitation, these services are just two of many types of rehabilitative services available to patients recovering from illness or injury.

Eskenazi Health Rehabilitation Services specialists provide physical, occupational and speech therapy to both inpatients and outpatients. Encompassing the full continuum of rehabilitative care, the care team provides therapy to children and adults for a wide range of needs related to orthopaedics, neurology, speech language pathology, swallowing deficits, pelvic health issues, burns, wound care and lymphedema.