National Certification in Stroke Rehabilitation
Weslaco Regional Rehabilitation Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s national disease-specific certification in stroke rehabilitation. This means the hospital is providing the highest level of stroke care available in the nation to its patients.
Certification is voluntary and given after a rigorous on-site review of the hospital’s practices, programs, and outcomes in treating stroke patients. It is available only to acute care hospitals that are accredited by The Joint Commission.
To get the most successful results for our patients, the hospital promotes family involvement, and follows best practices and evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, resulting in:
- Providing quicker recovery times for patients
- Allowing more patients to discharge home
- Helping patients obtain more physical and cognitive independence
At the hospital, an interdisciplinary healthcare team works with patients and their family members to create individualized treatment plans so the patients can progress at their own ability levels. The rehabilitation team includes specially trained physicians, nurses, case managers, and occupational, speech, and physical therapists – among other medical professionals. Patients receive 24-rehabilitative nursing care and daily physician management.
All patients have access to private patient rooms and well-equipped therapy areas, including a 2,400-square-foot therapy gym, a daily living suite, and a transitional suite to allow patients to practice at-home activities while still under the supervision of a healthcare professional. In addition, the hospital offers home evaluations to identify any necessary modifications that may need to be made to a patient’s house before leaving the hospital to ensure a safer return home.