Inglewood, CA, January 3, 2013 – Centinela Hospital has been approved by the California Department
of Health Services to begin accepting acute inpatient rehabilitation patients.
The hospital will be working with RehabCare, a leading provider of rehabilitation
services, to provide these services to the community. The unit will focus
on services to patients requiring intensive, short-term rehabilitation
care with an emphasis on the transition between hospital and home. Diagnoses
to be treated will include:
- Stroke / Cerebral vascular accident
- Traumatic and non-traumatic brain injury
- Multiple fractures related to trauma
- Complications from Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Other orthopedic disorders
- Lower extremity amputation
In order to access the services of the program, patients must meet the
following three eligibility criteria:
- Is the patient physically unable to return home, yet have the potential to do so?
- Does the patient require intensive rehabilitation to achieve the goal of
- Does the patient have the potential to participate in three hours of therapy
per day, five to six days per week?
Centinela Hospital is pleased to be able to bring these vital services
back to the communities that we serve. Centinela Hospital is committed
to providing a full spectrum of clinical services directly responsive
to the needs of our patients. With the addition of the new Acute Rehabilitation
unit our physicians can successfully treat a diversity of patients with
intensive rehabilitation needs. By providing our doctors and clinical
staff the advanced tools that they need to treat our patients in an effective
and efficient manner, we have raised the level of our patient care to
make our hospital the first choice for treatment in region.
About Centinela Hospital Medical Center
Since 1950, Centinela Hospital Medical Center has been serving the communities
of Inglewood and Los Angeles. Centinela Hospital Medical Center is a 369-bed
acute care hospital offering comprehensive, quality healthcare in a convenient,
compassionate and cost effective manner. The hospital offers a level II
emergency department, the world renowned Tommy Lasorda Heart institute,
orthopedic care, peripheral artery disease treatment and OB/GYN services
in a caring and conducive environment. It is actively involved in improving
the health of the community with programs designed to meet the needs of
those that it serves. For more information visit www.centinelamed.com .
RehabCare, a division of Kindred Healthcare, headquartered in Louisville,
Kentucky is the largest Post-Acute Care Provider in the United States
with over 76,000 employees. Kindred provides post-acute solutions and
partnerships in 46 states including 25 locations in Southern California.