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Loyola provides the highest level of acute rehabilitation care for a wide variety of conditions, including stroke, neurological conditions, brain injury, orthopaedic surgery, major multiple trauma, spinal cord injury, cardiac surgery and amputation.
Loyola’s acute rehabilitation unit passed an in-depth review of its services to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Loyola's rehab unit recently earned the maximum three-year accreditation. CARF accreditation also recognizes Loyola's stroke program as a rehab specialty.
More than 30 percent of the nurses working in Loyola’s Acute Rehabilitation Unit have earned distinction as a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN.)
Loyola University Health System also earned Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the highest honor for nursing excellence.
The acute rehab team is committed to providing the highest quality care. The unit monitors many factors that are vital to our patients’ satisfaction. After every patient is discharged, they receive a survey about their care, rating their overall experience on 20 areas such as service responsiveness, respect and overall value. In surveys obtained from July through October, 2012, our patients gave an overall positive response of 85 percent or higher for every item. Also, our patients gave us a 100 percent positive rating in seven areas:
- Options explained in language I understood
- Informed of outside resources
- Respectful of culture
- Respected as a person
- Able to make important choices
- Would recommend to a friend
- Felt safe here
The Acute Rehab team has received recognition for its "Road to Recovery" program, which has enabled a greater number of the severely affected stroke patients to return home. Also, a staff nurse on our rehab unit developed another program called "Save Our Skin," which has been so successful in preventing patient skin breakdown that it is now being used across Loyola University Hospital.