GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colorado — CarePoint Health has partnered with Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree, Colorado, to open a 20-bed acute rehabilitation unit at the large hospital and level 2 trauma center.
CarePoint's Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation team had already been providing rehabilitation services at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center in Denver and at The Medical Center of Aurora and Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital in Aurora, Colorado. The PM&R providers' additional presence at Sky Ridge will allow them to serve an even greater number of patients as Sky Ridge, a 304-bed hospital, is located right off the I-25 corridor and boasts a complete selection of medical and surgical specialties as well as hosts several medical and surgical residencies.
"With the addition of our new inpatient rehabilitation unit to Sky Ridge's impressive arsenal of medical expertise and services, Sky Ridge is now able to provide the full continuum of care for patients, from admission for acute medical or surgical care to rehabilitation to a successful discharge home," said CarePoint PM&R physician and unit medical director Xiaomeng Li, MD.
The 9,000-square-foot unit is located on the Garden Level of Sky Ridge's Evergreen Building and features a 1,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art rehabilitation gym containing over 20 large-sized pieces of rehabilitation-specific equipment, including a Vector Gait and Safety System (used for gait training), a Biodex Balance System (used for dynamic and static balance testing) and a Tran-Sit Car Transfer Simulator (used for getting in and out of cars), as well as sufficient equipment to serve all 20 patients in their rooms.
Traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, polytrauma, and orthopedic injury and surgery are some of the more common diagnoses seen by CarePoint's PM&R providers, whose goal in every situation is to partner with the patient and create a coordinated rehabilitation plan to maximize independence in activities of daily living and improve overall quality of life.
"Having an inpatient rehabilitation unit at Sky Ridge allows us to collaborate with some of the area's best doctors and serve a variety of patients in south Denver," Li said. "My team and I are thrilled to be able to provide that final step to get patients home safely."