Purchasing the new robotic equipment – Hokoma LokomatPro, Armeo Power and Erigo – is just one more step toward providing a premier, world-class inpatient rehab institute in southern Nevada.
“St. Rose is now the leader in the field of neurological rehabilitation in Nevada with the availability of this robotic technology,” said Dr. Tony Chin, medical director of the Rose de Lima campus’ IRF. “The precise kinetics required in repetitive motion therapy to reestablish function to the human body can be achieved faster with these robots. Members of our community who need this type of rehabilitation will no longer have to leave the state for their care.”
The Hocoma LokomatPro, Armeo Power and Erigo are exclusive to the Rose de Lima campus in Nevada and work in concert together to help patients become independent and mobile again. The LokomatPro is a robotic harness that hovers over a treadmill so patients can walk safely during their rehab sessions. The Armeo Power is a robotic arm and hand therapy tool that, through repetitive motion, helps the patient achieve mobility and better use of their arms. The Erigo is used in early rehabilitation of a severe neurologic disorder with both robotic mobilization and electrical stimulation to get the patient to the place where they could use the LokomatPro standing up. The purchase of this equipment is the first step to a large expansion of the IRF, which will be finished later this year. The IRF will expand from 28 beds to 38 beds by January 1, 2015.
“Introducing this new technology to the southwestern United Sates is incredibly exciting,” said Rod Davis, senior vice president of operations, Dignity Health Nevada. “Dr. Chin is pushing the limits of what local rehab facilities have been able to provide to its patients and we are very proud of what the IRF has been able to accomplish. We look forward to the years ahead when the Rose de Lima IRF can truly be called a world-class institute.”
Learn more information about the IRF at the Rose de Lima campus.
About Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican
As the community’s only not-for-profit, religiously sponsored hospital system, Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican has been guided by the vision and core values of the Adrian Dominican Sisters for more than 65 years. As the Henderson and Las Vegas communities grow, the three St. Rose Dominican hospitals (the Rose de Lima, Siena and San Martín Campuses) and more than 3,400 employees will continue the Sisters’ mission of serving people in need. St. Rose Dominican is a member of the 21-state Dignity Health network of nearly 11,000 physicians, 56,000 employees, and more than 300 care centers, including hospitals, urgent and occupational care, imaging centers, home health, and primary care clinics.