Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital
Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital is an award-winning treatment center that has been serving the needs of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and spinal cord injury (SCI) patients for more than 80 years. They are the first and only New Mexico hospital that is accredited by the Center on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) in five programs, including brain injury inpatient rehabilitation programs, stroke specialty program, spinal cord system of care, inpatient rehabilitation programs and outpatient rehabilitation programs.
The rehabilitation hospital offers a comprehensive TBI program that helps patients regain and maintain their independence after sustaining an injury. Their 62-bed facility treats approximately 1,000 inpatients each year with physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language pathology, psychology and pain management services. In recognition of their outstanding patient care, Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital was the first rehabilitation hospital to receive the “Hospital of Choice Award” by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers (AAHCP). In addition, they received the “Excellence Through Insight Award” twice by HealthStream, an acknowledgement that recognizes the highest ratings in inpatient rehabilitation patient satisfaction.
The Lovelace Rehabilitation team is under the direction of Janelle Rabom, Interim Chief Executive Officer, and Maureen Beebe, Chief Nursing Officer. Together, they have more than 20 years of experience in health management and leadership, and strive to continue the growth of Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital.
The team believes in creating a personalized approach for TBI patients and works with the patient’s family to build strong social support during the recovery period. Treatment begins with a thorough evaluation from a physiatrist, a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation who will create a personalized treatment plan. In accordance with the treatment plan and to meet the patient’s specific needs, a team of specialists, including physiatrists, rehabilitation nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, psychologists, therapeutic recreational specialists and care coordinators, will work together to provide comprehensive care.
Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital features a broad spectrum of inpatient and outpatient programs, such as 24/7 physician-guided medical services, individualized therapy services, specialized rehabilitation nursing programs, community and school reintegration programs, aquatics programs, swallowing programs, home assessments, urological services, family education, psychology services, assistive technology, orthotics and prosthetics, pre-driver’s screenings and support groups.
The Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital’s team takes pride in providing individualized, attentive care to patients suffering from TBI and spinal cord injuries. Under their outstanding care, many patients are able to live independently while continuing their treatment with the facility’s outpatient programs.
To learn more about Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital or refer a friend to the Brain Injury program, please visit their Web site at http://www.lovelace.com/content/ServicesBI.htm
[Last revision: November 2009]