Porter’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit -- the only program of its kind in Northwest Indiana -- will host its first Anniversary Celebration featuring a community educational open house from 4 to 6:30 pm, Friday, Jan. 29, 2010 in the unit at Porter Portage Hospital Campus, 3630 Willowcreek Road in Portage.
Much different than a traditional hospital or a nursing home, the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit is ideal for patients recovering from stroke, spinal cord injury or neurological dysfunction who need a combination of therapies. It specializes in an intensive, individualized approach, with each patient receiving a full three hours of one-on-one therapy each day.
“Because we spend more time with each patient, our patients are typically able to return home more quickly,” “explained Angela Boland, unit director. “We help our patients to resume the quality of life they had before their illness or injury and have seen remarkable results our first year, surpassing our goals and helping more people get on with their independent lives.”
During the open house, guests will be able to tour the facility and visit with past patients and hear their remarkable rehab stories. Comments will be made by the Mayor of Portage, Olga Velazquez, Porter CEO Jonathan Nalli and medical director, Virgil DiBiase, MD.