Expansion adds nine beds to inpatient rehabilitation unit to meet growing needs of the community
SANFORD – In response to the growing healthcare needs of Central Florida, HCA Florida Lake Monroe Hospital, an affiliate of HCA Florida Healthcare, has recently completed a $ 7 million expansion of its inpatient rehabilitation unit. The expansion project includes the addition of nine private rooms, expanded room size, top of the line equipment, a state-of-the-art gym, and a new patient dining and recreation space.
The unit, which is accredited by Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), opened in 2013 and was the first inpatient rehabilitation unit in Seminole County. Year after year, the hospital has seen consistent growth in the number of patients seeking inpatient rehabilitation services.
“The expansion of our inpatient rehabilitation unit allows HCA Florida Lake Monroe Hospital to help meet the growing healthcare needs of our community and allows residents of Seminole County and neighboring communities to receive care closer to home,” said Trey Abshier, Chief Executive Officer of HCA Florida Lake Monroe Hospital. “As Seminole County’s only Trauma Center and the only hospital in the region offering complete cardiac care, including open heart surgery, our inpatient rehabilitation services remain in high demand. For 40 years, HCA Florida Lake Monroe Hospital has been committed to growing with our community and this expansion allows us to provide life-changing care to even more patients for generations to come.”
Patients most frequently need inpatient rehabilitation services if they have suffered one of the following:
• Cardiac and Pulmonary Events
• Brain, Back and Spinal Cord Injuries
• Orthopedic Fractures
• Neuromuscular Disorders
The average length of stay for patients at HCA Florida Lake Monroe Hospital’s inpatient rehabilitation unit is less than the national average, while patients reach a greater level of independence than other acute inpatient rehabilitation centers in the nation. In addition, 85% of patients are discharged home, compared to 78% nationally. These outcomes are partially due to the hospital-based unit. In-house rehabilitation allows for seamless continuity of care and better medical management. The inpatient rehabilitation unit at HCA Florida Lake Monroe Hospital was recently recognized by Newsweek Magazine as one of the top physical inpatient rehabilitation centers in the United States.