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Centinela Hospital Medical Center Opens New Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit

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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
  • Neurological disorders
  • Complications from Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Systemic vasculidities
  • Other orthopedic disorders
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Lower extremity amputation

In order to access the services of the program, patients must meet the following three eligibility criteria:

  1. Is the patient physically unable to return home, yet have the potential to do so?
  1. Does the patient require intensive rehabilitation to achieve the goal of returning home?
  1. 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 an 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 .

About RehabCare

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.