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Marianjoy rehabilitation hospital

Enhancing the Healing Experience


Rehabilitation Hospital

Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare

The only rehabilitation hospital of its kind

“Just as the parts of the body

come together to protect, heal,

and give life, all the parts of

Marianjoy came together to do

the same for me.”

George K.

Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital

Enhancing the Healing Experience

Since 1972, thousands of patients have experienced exceptional, progressive, and compassionate physical medicine and rehabilitative care at Marianjoy.

Integrating a naturally holistic and compassionate approach with the practice of rehabilitation medicine, the new Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital in Wheaton, Illinois, is the first of its kind. The 175,000 square foot, $60 million facility has 120 private rooms and provides patients with an array of features specifically designed to augment medical treatment and enhance the healing environment.

The Patients We Serve Each year, more than 72,000 patients receive Marianjoy inpatient care, outpatient therapy, and physician services. Marianjoy’s dedicated team of clinical experts provides quality rehabilitation services to help patients recover from injury, illness, or disease in a soothing and transforming environment which supports the art and science of rehabilitation medicine.

Each patient floor of the hospital is divided into treatment areas that focus on specific diagnostic

conditions. Marianjoy treats adults and children who have experienced:

• Brain injuries

• Strokes

• Spinal cord injuries

• Orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions such as hip and knee replacements, amputations, and multiple traumas

• Neuromuscular disorders and neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and Guillain-Barré syndrome Marianjoy is committed to exceptional care, service excellence, and outstanding patient satisfaction which is why we subscribe to a national patient survey to gather and process feedback from our patients on the care we provide. Our emphasis on medicine, therapy, research, and alternative modalities is enhanced by a team of professionals who believe that rehabilitation is about the connection of the body with the mind and spirit. It is this philosophy of holistic healing that distinguishes Marianjoy from other rehabilitation facilities in the nation.

1 Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital Compassionate Care in a Holistic Setting The new Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital is a testimony to the collaboration between the architects and clinicians who worked to create a spectacularly unique structure designed with patients and their families in mind. The hospital facility is located on a 60-acre campus rich with ancient oaks, native prairie growth, and wildlife. Floor-to-ceiling windows create a warm and welcoming interior which allows natural light to flow freely through the open corridors.

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Rehabilitation — Connecting the mind, body and spirit 3 Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital A Leader in Rehabilitation Marianjoy offers patients a full spectrum of rehabilitation services through its inpatient care, outpatient therapies, physician clinics, and subacute sites in locations throughout the greater Chicagoland area.

The physicians of Marianjoy Medical Group are board-certified physiatrists (rehabilitation physicians), many with related subspecialities, who provide physical medicine and rehabilitation care to adults and children. They treat a wide range of health conditions, from the pain of arthritis to spinal cord injuries, amputations to congenital diseases and physical conditions that may affect a person’s ability to function fully. The Marianjoy physiatrists are on staff at 20 community hospitals and academic medical centers, provide patient treatment at multiple outpatient clinic locations, and manage a network of inpatient and subacute care with more than 650 beds in the greater Chicagoland area.

Subspecialties include:

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Team Approach from Admission to Discharge Providing exceptional rehabilitation is the hallmark of patient service at Marianjoy.

An interdisciplinary team of dedicated professionals provides comprehensive and compassionate care to each patient.

Inpatient care teams include core members, many of whom have advanced degrees and

maintain specialized certifications and licensing such as:

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Depending on a patient’s condition and goals, the team may also include:

• Psychologists • Therapeutic recreation specialists

• Vocational rehabilitation counselors • Driver rehabilitation specialists

• Applied Rehabilitation Technology (ART) specialists for seating and positioning Upon admission, every patient receives a “Marianjoy Patient and Family Education Handbook.” This personally tailored resource includes individualized therapy instructions, exercises, nursing instructions, lists of medications, and other valuable care information for easy reference once the patient is discharged.

Accreditation Assures Quality of Care Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital is nationally recognized as a leader in exceptional rehabilitative care and is fully accredited by The Joint Commission and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). The Marianjoy Brain Injury Program and Pain Management Program have been awarded the highest level of accreditation available from CARF. Marianjoy most recently received The 2006 Lincoln Foundation for Performance Excellence Silver Award.

4 Built on a Legacy of Excellence, Healing and Hope “My doctor was absolutely wonderful.

She managed my pain and kept me informed.

I truly felt safe under her direction.”

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6 Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital Dedicated to Advancement and Research The nationally recognized clinicians at Marianjoy are leaders in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation.

At Marianjoy, clinicians participate in ground breaking outcomes-focused research in areas such as the diagnosis and treatment of swallowing disorders, gait and balance disorders, spinal cord injury, fall prevention, brain injury, and stroke management.

Teaching Rehabilitation Hospital Marianjoy resident physicians gain valuable knowledge and training in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) from the nationally recognized teaching faculty at Marianjoy. The three-year PM&R training program — which includes clinical experience, education opportunities and research activities — is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

Other Marianjoy clinical associate members are affiliated with more than 120 university programs, offering students field experience in nursing, physical and occupational therapy, pharmacy, health information services, psychology, and speech-language pathology and audiology.

Comprehensive Capabilities At Marianjoy, clinical expertise and technology is used to diagnose and treat specific conditions.

Some of our leading-edge services include:

• A motion analysis laboratory

• A swallowing and voice center

• A warm-water pool for aquatic therapy

• Specialized therapeutic sports and recreation therapy and adaptive equipment

• Golf medicine and rehabilitation, including adaptive golf

• Biofeedback, a non-invasive therapy technique for pain management

• Applied Rehabilitation Technology (ART) for seating and positioning

• Lymphedema clinic Marianjoy’s staff is encouraged to explore and integrate alternative healing practices in the context of rigorous science and to acquire advanced certifications in complementary and alternative medicine. In addition to traditional medical programs, Marianjoy offers acupuncture, biofeedback, reiki, therapeutic touch, massage, music, and horticulture therapies.

Reliable Source for Patient Information Following discharge, Marianjoy remains a valuable patient resource. Marianjoy sponsors several support groups, most of which meet monthly and provide education, socialization, communication and support. The Marianjoy Medical Library is one of the top rehabilitation libraries in the nation and its website provides access to the library’s virtual collection of databases and online catalogs.

The library staff also supports the Patient Resource Center, providing medical information and resources for personal use while as a patient or to address the questions of family members.

Advocating for People with Disabilities Marianjoy is committed to advocating on behalf of our patients, their families, the community, and the millions of individuals living with disabilities. We do this with support from the Marianjoy Foundation and our donor-supported programs and grants. These include the Marianjoy Scholarship Program that assists students with disabilities to further their education, and the awardwinning AbilityLinks.org employment website, which helps people with disabilities to continue working and living independently. The Marianjoy Foundation is in the process of raising funds to launch the new Assistive Technology Institute which will improve the quality of life for individuals with disabilities by improving functionality through the use of adaptive devices, tools and universal design.

7 Marianjoy: Full Spectrum of Care As a trusted partner during the rehabilitation process, Marianjoy delivers the intensity of services each patient needs – from general rehabilitation to the most complex level of care.

Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Marianjoy provides acute inpatient care to individuals requiring intensive rehabilitation and 24-hour hospital support. Our peaceful inpatient environment combines the medical expertise of our caring and compassionate staff with state-of-the-art technology to meet the therapeutic needs of each patient.

One of the primary goals at Marianjoy is to return patients to their homes, but some people require additional less intensive rehabilitation. Patients who are discharged to their homes may benefit from additional outpatient rehabilitation therapy from Marianjoy professionals, while others may require medical care in addition to physical therapy in a Marianjoy subacute inpatient setting.

Subacute Inpatient Rehabilitation Marianjoy provides subacute inpatient care to individuals requiring an extended stay with less intensive rehabilitation in our own 20 bed subacute care unit on the third floor of Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital in Wheaton. In addition, Marianjoy has partnerships with some of the area’s leading subacute skilled nursing facilities. Within the scope of these partnerships, physicians, nurses, and therapists are available to meet both the medical and rehabilitation needs of all patients. Once subacute rehabilitation goals are met, a patient may be discharged and continue to improve their level of functioning through outpatient rehabilitation at Marianjoy.

Outpatient Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy, and Other Services Marianjoy outpatient adult and pediatric rehabilitation includes physical, occupational, and speech therapy, pain management, and driver rehabilitation.

The scope and intensity of Marianjoy’s outpatient services are designed to improve the patient’s level of functioning based on the individual’s needs and the referring physician’s recommendations.

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Robert H.

Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital Compassionate Care for Kids Marianjoy recognizes that – first and foremost – every child is a cherished family member with parents, siblings, and loved ones who play a crucial role in their health and well-being. Through Marianjoy’s familycentered pediatric inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programs, each child receives individualized treatment. The Pediatric Team is led by Marianjoy Medical Director and board-certified pediatric physiatrist, Dr. Mary Keen, and her exceptional team of caring and compassionate professionals. Marianjoy’s pediatric programs are designed for children from birth to 18 years of age who have physical or learning challenges due to illness, injury or congenital causes. The team’s approach to rehabilitation tenderly addresses all medical, therapeutic, emotional, and educational needs of the child, incorporating social development and leisure activities into the rehabilitation process, while encouraging family and parental involvement.

The ultimate goal is to guide each child back to where he or she needs to be at this stage of life — learning, playing, and living life to the fullest.

Starting Over:

One Child’s Five-Year Journey of Healing and Hope In November 2003, Jenny noticed that her one-year-old son, Kevin, a bubbly, healthy normal little boy, was just not himself. Jenny felt it might be due to an ear infection and made an appointment with his pediatrician, but later her instincts told her not to wait, so Jenny and Mike, Kevin’s dad, took him to the emergency room.

A devastating diagnosis A CT scan showed an abnormal amount of fluid on Kevin’s brain; he was transferred to a specialty hospital in Chicago where the family received a devastating diagnosis: Kevin had a brain tumor the size of a tennis ball.

The neurosurgeon had never seen a tumor that large in a child Kevin’s age.

“They gave us the best- and worst-case scenarios,” explained Jenny. “The best was that they could get it all, and Kevin would lead a normal life. The worst would be that he could die.

There wasn’t time to contemplate the future at that point. We just trusted what they were telling us and prayed.” After eight hours of surgery there was positive news; they were able to remove 95% of the type A tumor. The tumor, however, was cancerous.

After several weeks, Kevin’s physicians determined that he was stable enough to begin rehabilitation and recommended Marianjoy. Mike toured Marianjoy, and although he usually has a strong dislike for hospitals, he found the welcoming atmosphere reassuring and decided to entrust Marianjoy with Kevin’s care.

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