Members of the Skidaway Island Rotary Club attended a reception hosted by our member Kathy Kleinsteuber, CEO, and her staff last week at the new Rehabilitation Hospital of Savannah, located on Seawright Drive.
 
 
The newly opened hospital is an affiliate of HealthSouth, the largest owner and operator of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals in the country. The hospital provides high quality rehabilitative care to patients who are recovering from conditions such as stroke and hip fracture, as well as neurological conditions such as orthopedic, cardiac and pulmonary disorders, brain and spinal cord injuries, and amputations. There are multiple conditions within these broad categories and the hospital staff prides itself on offering a comprehensive approach to patient care so that patients may become “Safer, Stronger, Sooner.” The average stay is 14 days and is followed by discharge back into the community.

The staff are rightly proud of the services available in the medical, nursing, and therapy departments within the hospital. Care is directed by rehabilitation physicians, the clinical staff works as a team, treatment is individualized, family members and patients meet regularly with staff to monitor and assess progress with the objective of a smooth transition and optimal independence for the patient. Rotary members, spouses and friends were given tours of the hospital with therapists and nurses highlighting the state-of-the-art therapy gym, treatment areas, and mobility tracks, offering advanced therapy technology. And most importantly, this is all geared to the safe and sure return of the patient back into the community.

Members and guests thank Kathy and staff for the most enjoyable reception, accompanied by spectacular food with hors d’oeuvres, pastries, tarts, fruits and desserts. The nurses and therapeutic technicians were present throughout the affair and answered many questions from members and friends. We wish Kathy and the new hospital every success in its mission, which is surely among the most urgently needed in our community.
 
Below are pictured Doreen Higgins and Kathy Kleinsteuber.
 
 
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