Morrow County Hospital (MCH) Rehab Services welcomed former patients and community residents to an open house last Thursday. The Rehab Services department has just completed a complete facelift and renovation of their department from flooring to décor and new physical therapy equipment.
Several open house visitors have had several family members take advantage of the rehabilitation services of the department. Amy Hinkle was impressed with the new counter at entrance of the area and enjoyed visiting with therapists and office personnel.
On hand to greet guests were the department’s two Physical Therapists, the Occupational Therapist, their assistants and office staff. Several visitors commented that it was like coming home since they had made several visits after knee replacements or other therapies.
“It’s our goal to inform people of local Physical therapy facility and Rehab services,” said Patrick Hunter who is Director of Rehab Services as well as an Athletic Trainer.
MCH licensed therapists establish a plan of care for each individual at their first visit and help patients return to their daily routine. Common conditions treated are orthopedic surgeries, pediatrics, stroke conditions, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, sports injuries, arthritis, balance issues and falls, brain injury and degenerative diseases.
Hunter said that their patients are referred primarily by Morrow County physicians and the hospital physicians. However, they also get many referrals from surrounding counties that refer Morrow County patients after they have had surgeries at other hospitals.
Hunter said that Morrow County Hospital accepts all insurance as well as Medicare, Molina, Care Source and Medicaid. Services include Physical therapy, Occupational therapy and Speech therapy, including modified barium swallow studies.
Rehab services are offered not only at Morrow County Hospital, but also Morrow County Hospital at Northfield and Cardinal Center locations. Athletic trainers Patrick Hunter and Brett Sulonen work with athletes and coaches in county high schools at practices and athletic events. “Our team approach assures the well-being of youth athletes in Morrow County,” Hunter said.
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