November 13, 2015
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Patients who require rehabilitation therapy now have access to expanded services through a new joint venture between The University of Kansas Hospital and the Rehabilitation Hospital of Overland Park. Both services focus on graduated care and recovery to restore self-confidence, increase independence and return patients home safely.
The joint venture has created additional capacity for rehab patients from The University of Kansas Hospital, and connects to the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit – the only one of its kind in the Kansas City metropolitan – at the Rehabilitation Hospital of Overland Park. Medical leadership will be provided by The University of Kansas Physicians.
Ever since the opening of the inpatient rehabilitation unit in 2014, patient volumes have remained high. To alleviate this, the hospital sought additional capacity in Johnson County, and determined the partnership with the Overland Park facility was the best fit for serving the patients.
"We always look for a cultural fit with our patient-focused approach, and we found that in the Rehabilitation Hospital of Overland Park," said Bob Page, president and chief executive officer of The University of Kansas Hospital. "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 our nationally-accredited Level I Trauma Program."
"The Rehabilitation Hospital of Overland Park was built to offer high-quality, comprehensive rehabilitation services, most notably our dedicated traumatic brain injury unit," said 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 it also provides the opportunity to redefine state-of-the-art rehabilitative care in the region."