Rehabilitation Hospital of Overland Park Expands Rehabilitation Services by Joint Venture with The University of Kansas Hospital

Nov 16, 2015, 09:45 ET from Post Acute Medical from ,Rehabilitation Hospital of Overland Park

KANSAS CITY, Kan., Nov. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Rehabilitation Hospital of Overland Park, at 5100 Indian Creek Parkway, will partner with The University of Kansas Hospital to provide services for patients locally and throughout the Midwest.

The joint venture will provide additional capacity for rehab patients from The University of Kansas Hospital, and will connect to the Overland Park facility's Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit, the only one of its kind in the metropolitan area.

The patient care programs at the Rehabilitation Hospital of Overland Park will be directed by The University of Kansas Hospital Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physicians.

The University of Kansas Hospital opened a state-of-the-art 29-bed comprehensive rehabilitation unit in 2014 and patient volumes have remained high since the opening. The hospital sought additional capacity in Johnson County and determined the partnership with the Rehabilitation Hospital of Overland Park was the right move.

"The Rehabilitation Hospital of Overland Park was built to offer high-quality, comprehensive rehabilitation services, most notably our dedicated traumatic brain injury unit," says Anthony Misitano, president and CEO of Post Acute Medical. "Partnering with the premier academic medical center in the region not only provides access to care for those patients who can most benefit from these services, but also it provides the opportunity to redefine state-of-the-art rehabilitative care in the region."

"We always look for a cultural fit with our patient-focused approach and we found that in the Rehabilitation Hospital of Overland Park. The synergies of these two programs will offer patients many options for optimal rehabilitative outcomes. We are especially excited about the hospital's Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit, which is an excellent fit with the nationally-accredited Level I Trauma Program, the only one in the metropolitan Kansas City area," said Bob Page, president and chief executive officer of The University of Kansas Hospital.

The Rehabilitation Hospital of Overland Park is part of the Post Acute Medical network of hospitals and outpatient clinics that specialize in post acute care and rehabilitation services. The Rehabilitation Hospital of Overland Park is a state-of-the art facility that provides both inpatient and outpatient services. The Rehabilitation Hospital of Overland Park is accredited by The Joint Commission.

The University of Kansas Hospital is the region's premier academic medical center, providing a full range of care. The hospital is affiliated with the University of Kansas Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions, and their various leading-edge research projects. The constantly growing facility contains 690 staffed beds (plus 24 bassinets) and serves more than 31,000 inpatients annually. Twelve of its medical and surgical specialty areas are ranked nationally by the U.S. News & World Report "Best Hospital" lists, including Cancer (#29), Cardiology & Heart Surgery (#21), Diabetes & Endocrinology (#20), Ear, Nose & Throat (#17), Gastroenterology and GI Surgery (#24), Geriatrics (#16), Gynecology (#38), Nephrology (#33), Neurology and Neurosurgery (#12), Orthopedics (#33-Tied), Pulmonology (#12) and Urology (#36). The cancer program is part of The University of Kansas Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute-designated program. The hospital has received Magnet nursing designation, reflecting the quality of care throughout the hospital, an honor awarded to only 6.6 percent of the hospitals nationwide. The hospital also houses the region's only accredited burn center, the area's only national accredited Level I Trauma Center and the area's leading organ transplant program. For more information, visit kumed.com

SOURCE Post Acute Medical; Rehabilitation Hospital of Overland Park