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July 22nd, 2019 Baptist Health South Florida

Baptist Health Inpatient Rehabilitation Relocating to Homestead Hospital

Homestead Hospital ExteriorMIAMI – July 22, 2019 – A new, 23-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit opened July 20th at Homestead Hospital, accommodating the relocation of Baptist Hospital’s Inpatient Rehabilitation program.

Baptist Health Rehabilitation cares for children (ages 4 and up) and adults who are facing an acute or disabling injury or illness. The program includes certified rehabilitation nurses and a full complement of physical, speech, occupational and supportive therapy programs provided by licensed therapists and social workers, as well as a dietitian and licensed psychologist.

“We have a team approach and develop individualized programs for each patient, focusing on maximizing their functional and cognitive level of independence,” said Bradley Aiken, M.D., medical director of Baptist Health Rehabilitation. “More than 80 percent of our patients are able to return home after their inpatient rehabilitation stay.”

The unit treats those recovering from stroke, traumatic and non-traumatic brain injuries, neurological diseases, cancer-related disabilities, spinal cord dysfunction, hip fractures, amputation and major multiple trauma. At Homestead Hospital, all rooms in the unit are private. Amenities include a touch-screen interactive virtual reality platform, adaptive aids that promote functional independence, body-weight support mobility training, pet therapy and access to a meditation garden.

Raul Rolon-Torres, M.D., is associate director of Rehabilitation, and Luis Orengo, M.D., is staff physiatrist. For more information or to schedule a tour, call 786-243-8200.

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About Baptist Health South Florida

Baptist Health South Florida is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 11 hospitals, nearly 23,000 employees, more than 4,000 physicians and more than 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to our faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net/Newsroom and connect with us on FacebookInstagramTwitter and LinkedIn.


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