and that is why each person we treat participates in a physical rehabilitation program customized to him or her. CHRISTUS Spohn Health System provides a variety of inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services for those who have been injured or have been ill. Each program is based not just on the patient's medical and rehabilitative needs, but also on his or her social, emotional, and lifestyle needs.
We know that rehab is a difficult journey, so our approach uses a team of doctors, rehab nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, recreational therapists, case managers, speech-language pathologists, dieticians, clinical psychologists, social workers and chaplains.
Together, our team works with the patient and the patient's family to set goals and work to get the patient home.
We also know how important family is to a patient's successful rehab. Family members, and others who will help the patient, are encouraged to attend therapy sessions and to learn about the patient's treatment goals. Education for both patient and family is key to helping the patient become more independent.
Our Comprehensive Inpatient Rehab Unit is located at CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi-Shoreline. The Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and by the Joint Commission.
Patients accepted into the acute rehabilitation program must meet specific admission criteria including loss of function related to a disease or condition and must be referred by a physician.
Typical diagnoses of patients admitted to the inpatient rehab facility include:
Our patients are treated by a team led by a physician who specializes in the care of people with impairments that limit activity and participation in their normal daily life. Patients generally receive three hours of therapy five days a week as part of their treatment plan.
Team members include doctors, rehab nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, recreational therapists, case managers, speech-language pathologists, dieticians, clinical psychologists, social workers and chaplains.
The focus of our program is for our patients to regain function and return to their normal activities.
To read about your possible in-patient stay, please read the Pre-Admitting Brochure. To talk with someone about our rehabilitation services, referrals or questions, call 361-881-3144.
The Inpatient Rehabilitation Services units continuously measure the quality of the care and services that we provide to our patients and their families. The way we do this is by measuring how fast, effectively, and efficiently our patients recover their normal physical and mental function and by surveying our patients and their families to find out how they feel about the care and services we provide to them.
The data we collect includes several demographic measures; including the age and gender of our population, where our patients are "admitted from" and "discharged to", and the types of medical conditions and rehabilitation diagnoses that we treat. The outcomes indicators that we measure include the length of time that patients with particular medical conditions and rehabilitation diagnosis stay with us.
We measure our patient and family satisfaction by using the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey sent to selected patients after they go home. See the results below.
The following graphs show information about patients in a CHRISTUS Spohn Rehabilitation Unit in 2014.
The 4 A/B Inpatient Rehab Unit provides rehabilitative therapy services in an inpatient setting. The unit provides nursing care, physical, occupational, recreational and speech therapy services for patients.
24 hours a day; 7 days a week
Average daily census is 22.
The patient population is varied in both diagnosis and age. Patients are referred for rehabilitation services by their physicians for treatment of a functional deficit secondary to a medical condition. All patients require 24 hour nursing care in an inpatient setting for treatment of their medical conditions and functional deficits. The primary types of patients served in the inpatient Rehabilitation unit follow the CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) 412.23 (b) (2) criteria. Diagnoses include but are not limited to stroke, fractured hips, complex joint replacements, non-traumatic spinal cord injuries, lower extremity amputations, and trauma.
Patients admitted to inpatient rehabilitation must be willing and able to tolerate at least 3 hours of therapy per day. They must have the ability to comprehend and participate in the objectives of the program.
16 years and older
The rehabilitation services model is interdisciplinary. Every effort is made to coordinate rehabilitative nursing and therapy services not only within the five treatment areas but also with other hospital departments and disciplines. Physical, occupational, recreational, and speech therapy, among themselves, coordinate patient treatments on a daily basis so that each discipline better understands and supports the other's role in the care of the patient. Additionally, the rehabilitative therapy disciplines routinely work directly with nursing and other hospital departments including but not limited to pharmacy, dietary, radiology, social services, and purchasing so that the patient's needs are met and the patient is treated with the utmost understanding of the common goals of care.
It is the goal of the unit to provide consistent quality care to all patients without bias of race, age, sex or ability to pay. It is our intent to provide professional services of the highest degree resulting in favorable outcomes so that those patients served by this unit achieve a higher degree of functional ability. The unit is committed to developing excellence in both orthopedic and neurological service lines across the continuum of care. The unit is also focusing on recruitment and retention of skilled and satisfaction driven associates to meet the growing demands for services.
CHRISTUS Spohn has a specialized Hospital Based Nursing Facility (HBNF) located within CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi-Shoreline. The goal of the HBNF is to provide our patients with the opportunity to achieve and maintain their full function after a debilitating illness or condition.
Patients entering the unit must have been admitted to the hospital a full three days prior to being transferred to the HBNF and have skilled needs as defined by Medicare.
The unit serves patients who need short-term skilled services, whose target length of stay in the hospital is no longer than 14 days, and whose needs can only be met on an inpatient basis. In order to provide continuing services to patients requiring short-term skilled services at HBNF, case management and social services are offered. Interdisciplinary team meetings and care conferences are held on a regular basis to ensure the plan of care is followed.
Unlike other skilled nursing facilities, HBNF is not for permanent residence, but for short-term stay until a patient can be sent home or cared for elsewhere.
For information on our Hospital Based Nursing Facility, call 1.877.902.4590.
CHRISTUS Spohn Health System offer outpatient programs at each of our six hospital campuses and one on the Texas A&M-Kingsville campus that include physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy services. In addition, a case manager assists with the overall management of our patient's needs. We specialize in treating patients with a variety of disorders including:
For information on our rehabilitation services, call 1.877.902.4590 (Corpus Christi Facilities), 361.661.8130 (Alice), 361.354.2177 (Beeville), 361.595.4163 (Kleberg), 361.593.3322 (Texas A&M-Kingsville).
Occupational therapists may work with people who have physical, emotional, mental and/or developmental disabilities. According to the American Occupational Therapy Association, problems treated with occupational therapy include:
For information on our rehabilitation services, call 1.877.902.4590 (Corpus Christi Facilities), 361.661.8130 (Alice), 361.354.2177 (Beeville), 361.595.4163 (Kleberg).
Physical therapists are health care professionals with special expertise in the science of movement. They use this knowledge to provide:
Physical therapists also play an important role in developing health policy and managing the physical therapy services provided to patients and clients.
Physical therapists work in many settings, including hospitals, rehabilitation centers, outpatient centers, nursing homes, schools, home health agencies, industrial sites, colleges and universities. Physical therapists can specialize in different areas of care, including:
For information on our rehabilitation services, call 1.877.902.4590 (Corpus Christi Facilities), 361.661.8130 (Alice), 361.354.2177 (Beeville), 361.595.9405 phone & 361.595.9407 fax (Kleberg).
A speech pathologist is a health care professional educated and trained to evaluate and treat people with speech, language and swallowing problems. Speech pathologists hold either a master's degree or doctorate degree and have earned a certification of clinical competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
Speech pathologists provide a variety of services aimed at helping people develop good communication skills and improve their ability to swallow.
1.877.902.4590 (Corpus Christi Facilities), 361.661.8130 (Alice), 361.354.2177 (Beeville), 361.595.4163 (Kleberg).