BOLINGBROOK, Ill., Nov. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Summit Home Health and ATI Physical Therapy are pleased to announce a new relationship that broadens the physical therapy services within Summit's orthopedic home health rehabilitation. As a result of this collaboration, Summit Home Health will assume the name of ATI Home Health, and will offer patients and physicians the unparalleled physical therapy ATI is known for, in addition to the exceptional skilled nursing care provided by Summit Home Health.
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"Our relationship with Summit is an exciting new chapter for ATI," said Dylan Bates, Chief Executive Officer of ATI Physical Therapy. "As we continue to build a special platform in physical therapy, we strive for ways to positively impact the lives of more individuals. This joint effort creates a model of care that is unique to the industry."
This opportunity will create a smoother transition for patients leaving the hospital post-surgery and in need of physical therapy in the home and outpatient clinic setting. Patient recovery is simplified, communication between providers, patients and families is streamlined and the continuum of care remains intact. For patients that require transportation as a result of medical necessity, ATI offers transportation to its clinics. Currently, ATI has more than 100 Chicagoland outpatient locations that complement Summit's current service area.
"This partnership is an exciting move for ATI Physical Therapy and an investment in the future, especially for the patients, physicians and communities we serve," said Kim Kollwelter, Vice President of Operations at ATI Physical Therapy. "With ATI Home Health, we are creating a clear rehabilitation plan that will give patients access to the area's leading physical therapy care—both in their homes and in our clinics. Communication on patients will be seamless, which will help ensure the highest quality of care and an exceptional outcome."
Summit Home Health will adopt the ATI Home Health name over the next few months. The physical therapy team of Summit Home Health has joined ATI Physical Therapy and will continue to provide the same patient-centered care that Summit is known for.
"Over the years, Summit Home Health has evolved into a premier provider for orthopedic patients in need of services from skilled nursing to in-home physical therapy services. This collaboration not only strengthens our service line, it gives our patients access to comprehensive care from the leading physical therapy provider in the nation," said Jeff Piejak, owner of Summit Home Health. "Together, we will be providing our patients and physicians unprecedented service, especially in the areas of quality outcomes, provider communication, and coordinated rehabilitative care."
About ATI Physical Therapy
Based in Bolingbrook, IL, ATI is the largest physical therapy practice under one brand in the nation and currently operates more than 340 clinics in 12 states: Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Washington and Wisconsin.
ATI is a comprehensive orthopedic rehabilitation provider, specializing in research-based physical therapy; work conditioning/hardening; functional capacity evaluations; sports medicine and performance; and women's health. Unique in the industry, ATI has a dedicated in-house Research Department to improve rehabilitation outcomes through basic science, transitional research and evidence-based medicine.
Recognized for outstanding quality, ATI has been named "Best Physical Therapy Practice in the Nation" by ADVANCE Rehab Magazine, and has been awarded URAC Core Accreditation, a mark of distinction that recognizes ATI's commitment to quality health care.
To give back to the local communities where ATI patients and staff work and live, ATI established the ATI Foundation, a non-profit organization benefiting children in need of resources and funding due to medical complications and physical impairments.
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About Summit Home Health
Summit Home Health opened its doors in 1987 as Personal Nursing Services and is now headquartered in Oak Brook, IL. Over the years, Summit Home Health has evolved to serve the greater Chicagoland area. Summit's team of experienced nurses and staff help patients recuperate in the comfort of their own home versus recovering in a hospital or assisted living facility.
Summit's mission is to be a leader in home health care by practicing the most advanced treatments and protocols in a patient-centered environment. Summit values quality of life and seeks to enhance patients' lives by facilitating their recovery from pain to independence.
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