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Rehabilitation Institute

Our Mission:   To provide a holistic and integrated program of medical, physical, psychosocial and vocational interventions that empower the physically challenged person to achieve a fulfilling, socially meaningful and functionally effective transition to the person's community of choice.

Our Vision:     To be a nationally recognized center of excellence in rehabilitation and recovery of individuals who have experienced surgical or medical complications throughout life.

 

Our History:    Since the NMMC Rehabilitation Institute opened in 1988, our staff has been providing patient-centered rehabilitative care to individuals who have suffered catastrophic injury or illness.

 

Our Values:     

  • Collaboration
  • Commitment
  • Compassion
  • Continual education
  • Community

 

The Rehabilitation Institute is housed on the west wing of North Mississippi Medical Center's first floor. The 28-bed inpatient unit is staffed with a team of professionals who help patients reach their individual goals. Patients can be referred to the Rehabilitation Institute by physicians, rehabilitation agencies, insurance companies, home care agencies, patients and/or families.

 

Everyone can benefit from rehabilitation to regain function, mobility, independence and ultimately quality of life.

 

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Rehabilitation Team

Patients are cared for by a board-certified physiatrist (a physician specialized in physical medicine and rehabilitation), as well as case managers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, social workers, rehabilitation nurses, speech-language pathologists, nurse practitioners and a clinical psychologist.

Admission Criteria

The patient must be medically stable, at least 18 years old, diagnosed with a clearly defined rehabilitation problem that requires intensive coordinated rehabilitation services on an inpatient basis, able to participate in at least three hours of therapy daily with the potential to attain a rehabilitation goal within a reasonable time frame, and be motivated to participate in therapy. In addition, the family members' motivation is an integral part of the patients' therapy. Discharge plan must be established for follow-up care prior to admission.

Our medical director and admissions team evaluate each patient prior to admission. This process determines whether patients are ready for the program medically and whether their needs will be best served by this program.

 

Rehabilitation Diagnoses & Functional Problems

physical therapy photoSelection of patients for rehabilitation is along functional, rather than disease specific guidelines. Functional problems may include: impaired mobility, impaired ability to perform self-care activities, impaired communication skills, impaired safety in performing functional activities and impaired perceptual and cognitive skills. Rehabilitation can be required as a result of one or more of the following conditions: Parkinson's disease, spinal cord injury, polyneuropathy, congenital deformity, orthopedic conditions, amputation, major multiple trauma, fracture of the femur/hip, brain injury, polyarthritis, general deconditioning, stroke, multiple sclerosis and motor neuron disease.

Accreditation & Licensurepatient walking photo

CARF International (inpatient adult rehab and stroke)

 

Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers

 

Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Program (adult)

 

Mississippi State Department of Health

 

 

Award

2011 Mississippi Recreation and Park Association Award of Excellence for Innovative Programming and Integration

 

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