Rehabilitation Program

Rehabilitation ProgramSummerlin Hospital Medical Center offers a comprehensive rehabilitation program that is dedicated to helping patients reach their maximum potential through its comprehensive rehabilitative services.

Patients who are recovering from stroke, surgery or other disabling conditions or injury can get the rehabilitative treatment they need while they stay in a private room in the hospital's RehabCenter inpatient unit, or by appointment throughout the week at the Outpatient Therapy Center.

Outpatient Therapy Center

Summerlin Hospital Medical Center’s Outpatient Therapy Center provides a unique service to the community of Summerlin. Located in the hospital’s adjoining medical office building for convenient access, the center offers a full complement of services:

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Neurological rehabilitation
  • Orthopedic rehabilitation
  • Hand rehabilitation
  • Workers' Compensation care
  • Geriatric care
  • Pediatric care
  • Sports medicine
  • Spine rehabilitation
  • Feeding therapy
  • Fluency therapy
  • Functional electrical stimulation to treat swallowing disorders
  • Vocal rehabilitation
  • Craniosacral therapy
  • Bioness therapy
  • Augmentive communication devices.
Cardiac rehabilitation services are also available at Outpatient Therapy Center. 

The facility offers the latest in exercise equipment from bikes and upper cycles to weights and exercises, which patients use under the supervision of a trained staff.

The comprehensive outpatient program can help patients of all ages recover from surgery or injury, and offers neurological, orthopedic and hand rehabilitation. “Whether we’re treating a student athlete recovering from a sports injury or an individual who has suffered a stroke, our team draws on the full resources the hospital provides to speed recovery,” said Kerrie Iannuccilli, Administrative Director, Therapy Services and OP Clinics at Summerlin Hospital. Benefiting from the hospital’s full array of services, the Outpatient Therapy Center is able to use departments within the hospital for additional patient resources, including nutrition counseling and social services.

Our facility is equipped to help people work aggressively towards getting back to their daily routine,” said Iannuccilli.

The RehabCenter

RehabCenterThe RehabCenter at Summerlin Hospital Medical Center uses a patient- and family-centered interdisciplinary team approach. This approach emphasizes continuous interaction among the team members, including weekly team meetings and patient/family conferences with the team as needed during each patient's stay. Patients receive a maximum of three hours of therapy, six or seven days per week. Prior to discharge, therapists work with family members to teach them how to best care for the patient at home. Disciplines involved in the process include:

  • Medical director
  • Chaplain
  • Rehabilitation nurse
  • Physical therapist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Respiratory therapist
  • Social worker
  • Speech and language pathologist
  • Dietitian

Our teams of specially trained therapists will develop individualized treatment plans to help each patient achieve their rehabilitation goals. As patients continue their recovery, treatment plans are updated and modified to help ensure that patients achieve their maximum level of functional independence.

Summerlin Hospital offers specialized programs for:

  • Stroke
  • Brain injury
  • Neurological conditions
  • Serious orthopedic conditions
  • Amputations
  • Major trauma
  • Medical deconditioning and other disabling conditions

Each patient receives an individualized plan of care that focuses on specific needs and goals, so their participation is vital to the patient's success and can help achieve recovery goals.

Patients are encouraged to:

  • Get out of bed as much as possible and attend therapy sessions.
  • Sit in a chair for meals. The more the patient is out of bed, the more strength they will regain.
  • Get dressed and participate in rehab. The goal is for patients to do the same activities they will do at home after discharge, including dressing, bathing, cooking and shopping.
  • Participate fully in therapy. It's important to be ready for each activity based on a daily schedule.
  • Communicate with the rehabilitation team, especially about the recovery goals and level of pain.
  • Stay active on weekends to continue to build strength, endurance and stamina.

The Summerlin Hospital rehab units feature therapy gyms with advanced equipment to help patients regain their strength, mobility and function.

What to Pack
In preparing for the stay, patients will need a week's supply of clothing, including:

  • Loose fitting shirts or blouses
  • Loose fitting pants or shorts
  • Sturdy, non-skid, low-heeled shoes or sneakers
  • Undergarments
  • Nightgown or pajamas
  • Robe
  • Sweater
  • Personal items such as eyeglasses, hearing aids, cosmetics and toiletries

Please leave valuables such as cash and jewelry at home.

The Admission Process
To be eligible for admission to the acute Rehabilitation Unit patients must meet the following criteria:

  • Be medically stable
  • Require regular, supervised care by a rehabilitation physician (physiatrist)
  • Require 24-hour rehabilitation nursing care
  • Need at least two types of therapy (Physical, occupational or speech therapies)
  • Be able to participate in a minimum of three hours of therapy, five days a week
  • Have the potential to improve their functional skill, including the ability to return or move to a supportive living environment
  • Be motivated to participate in the program
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Outpatient Therapy Center

653 Town Center Drive Suite, 117

For more information about Summerlin Hospital’s Outpatient Therapy Center, call (702) 233-7470.

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For more information about The RehabCenter, call (702) 233-7270.

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Summerlin Hospital Medical Center is owned and operated by a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc.(UHS), a King of Prussia, PA-based company, that is one of the largest healthcare management companies in the nation.     

Summerlin Hospital Medical Center

657 N. Town Center Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89144

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