The East Morgan County Hosptial Rehabilitation department is celebrating National Rehabilitation Awareness throughout this week.
This year’s theme is “Rehab: The Power to Change Lives” and draws focus on the satisfaction that rehabilitation professionals gain from assisting and helping others improve their quality of life.
There is no better rehabilitation than that which is provided with compassion and dignity because rehab is not only physical but an emotional and psychological process as well.
East Morgan County Hospital, Alonzo Petteys Rehabilitation Center, offers comprehensive therapy services including physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy.
The center offers state of the art therapy equipment and a warm water therapy pool, and provides individualized therapy programs addressing a wide variety of patient needs.
The goal of therapy is to return patients to their highest level of function as quickly and safely as possible.
The therapists at EMCH are dedicated toward making a difference in people’s lives by providing excellent patient care in a friendly and caring environment.
Therapy services are available as an outpatient basis or a sub-acute hospital stay if appropriate.
Also available are community programs including independent exercise and fitness programs, and sports training.
The EMCH department is hosting an open house on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 12 noon to 3 p.m., beginning with a presentation by Dustin Carter, PT, on vestibular and balance disorders.
Free balance screenings will also be offered.
Ceri Middlemist, PT, will do a presentation on the “Roll for Control” bladder health therapy program to address incontinence issues.
East Morgan County Hospital in Brush, Colo. is licensed by the state of Colorado and certified by Medicare as a 25-bed critical-access hospital. Designated as a Level IV Trauma Center, East Morgan includes a 24-hour emergency department with three trauma bays, one surgery suite, one recovery room, one endoscopy room, and one outpatient surgery suite.
It is part of Banner Health, one of the country’s largest nonprofit hospital systems.
Based in Phoenix, Banner Health is one of the largest, not-for-profit health care systems in the country.
Banner has 22 facilities that offer an array of services including hospital care, home care, hospice care, nursing registries, surgery centers, laboratories, rehabilitation services. These facilities are located in seven states - Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada, and Wyoming.
In addition to emergency and medical services, Banner Health medical centers house a variety of specialized services, including heart care, cancer treatment, delivery of high-order multiple births, organ transplants, bone marrow transplants, rehabilitation services, and behavioral health services.