The Acute Rehabilitation Center at St. John’s Regional Medical Center (SJRMC), a member of Dignity Health was presented with the 2017 Innovative Business of the Year award by the Oxnard Chamber of Commerce at the 67th Annual Community & Business Awards. The Innovative Business of the Year award is presented to one Oxnard business each year that demonstrates innovative thinking through employee benefits, programs employing technology, or environmentally friendly practices.
The SJRMC Acute Rehabilitation Center was selected for implementing a series of measure changes that increased patients' functional improvement by 12% from 2015 to 2016. Functional improvements include eating, grooming, bathing, dressing, toileting, walking, stairs, comprehension, expression, problem solving, memory, and transferring. As a result, patients discharged from the Acute Rehabilitation Center were more functionally independent than in previous years.
“We are honored to be recognized for our innovative approach to optimize patient outcomes,” said Darren Lee, President and CEO at SJPVH and SJRMC. “This recognition is shared by everyone in our hospital. It is through the collaboration of every single staff member that we are able to provide high level patient care.”
The Acute Rehabilitation Center provides people with compassionate inpatient rehabilitation services. Our center is the beginning of the recovery phase for children and adults who have experienced a recent injury or illness.
Our 23-bed rehabilitation center has private rooms to give patients a more peaceful and quiet recovery and a fully equipped, modernized therapy gym for assisting patients in their treatments. Our caring and dedicated team works together with one common goal in mind: to help patients achieve the highest level of independence possible before going home. Rehabilitation medicine relies heavily on the human touch and on the strong partnership that forms between patient and caregiver.