The Jewish Hospital - Mercy Health Announces Opening of Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit

(CINCINNATI; February 23, 2016) – Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that it has opened a new and advanced acute inpatient rehabilitation unit at The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health.

The unit, which opened on January 1 and cost $1.8 million, is part of the expansion and renovation project at The Jewish Hospital that is making possible the hospital’s ability to provide new and enhanced services to residents of Kenwood and surrounding communities.

Comprised of 14 beds and serviced by more than 20 rehabilitation professionals, the unit treats post-operative patients or patients who have experienced a disabling injury or illness, such as a stroke or traumatic brain injury, who require physical and cognitive rehabilitation programs to help them reach their highest level of functional independence before they return to their home or residence.

“Uniquely among Mercy Health’s rehabilitation units, the unit at The Jewish Hospital will also treat patients of the hospital’s Blood Cancer Center,” said Pat Davis-Hagens, Central Market President and CEO. “Some of these patients experience a functional decline. We can treat them in the acute rehab center, which is located conveniently on the same floor as the Blood Cancer Center where they also receive treatment. This ensures that the patients’ oncologists can remain highly involved in their care, which is ideal for both patient and caregiver.”

The brand new unit was designed intentionally to have an open feel and is decorated in warm and welcoming earth tones. Each patient room has a window

The average patient length of stay on the unit is 10-15 days, depending on the patient’s condition.

“Previously, patients needing inpatient rehabilitation might have had to go to a nursing home or other facility,” said Davis-Hagens. “With top quality inpatient rehabilitation now available at The Jewish Hospital, area residents and their families today have an option that is modern, effective and close to home.”

The inpatient rehabilitation unit is located at The Jewish Hospital - Mercy Health, 4777 E. Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236, 513-686-3715. Mercy Health also has inpatient rehabilitation units at Mercy Health – Fairfield Hospital and Mercy Health – West Hospital.

For more information on inpatient rehabilitation services available at Mercy Health, please visit: http://e-mercy.com/rehab-therapy.aspx.