Providing Comprehensive Care
In an effort to provide a continuous system of care, Saint Francis Hospital at Broken Arrow Rehabilitation Services tailors care to each patient’s needs. Our program offers comprehensive services from intensive care to the home. This specialized care is available to patients with physical, medical and cognitive (knowing, awareness, thinking, remembering) difficulties.
Services are available for a wide range of rehabilitative needs. Setting our program apart are full-time physicians, whose specialty is rehabilitation. These intensively trained physicians personally oversee the medical management of each patient. The diagnosis most often treated includes traumatic head injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, and amputation. Individuals with multiple fractures, major multiple trauma, pain, chronic back syndromes and arthritis can also benefit from rehab services. Orthopedic disorders, neurological disorders, oncology and individuals with acute or chronic diseases are also commonly treated. Our rehabilitation program also offers the specialized services of coma stimulation.
A Better Approach
Patient and family members work together with their physicians, nurses, therapists and medical support staff to develop a plan that is designed to improve the functional ability and quality of life of the patient. Services may be given in an inpatient or an outpatient setting. The goal of every service is to assist individuals in an effort to regain lost skills, restructure their lives and acquire a higher level of independence.
Saint Francis Hospital at Broken Arrow Rehabilitation Services is committed to providing quality care, appropriate to an individual’s needs. Recognizing that health care dollars are limited, the goal of every service is to assist patients in reaching their highest level of independence. Towards this effort, we subscribe to a national data comparisons study. Over 500 facilities nationwide compare patient outcomes, length of stay and other measurable variables. Our program has consistently scored higher than national and regional averages in functional outcomes. Functional outcomes measure a variety of attributes that determine a patient’s progress and improvement.
Outpatient services also participates in a national comparison study, Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes, Inc.(FOTO). Through a standardized measurement system, our professional staff is able to evaluate patient outcomes and compare results with some 650 facilities from across the nation.
For patients who require a higher level of medical attention, inpatient rehabilitation is provided. We offer inpatient rehabilitation at both Saint Francis Hospital at Broken Arrow and Saint Francis Hospital. Each patient referred for services receives a comprehensive evaluation and pre-admissions assessment by a skilled nurse. This assessment not only determines appropriateness for rehabilitation, but it is the first step towards the process of recovery.
Once admitted for inpatient rehabilitation, a group of professionals is assigned to each patient. Members of the team include the physicians, nurses, therapists, social workers, case managers and psychologists. This team follows the patient throughout their stay, thus ensuring continuity of care.
One advantage to a team approach of care is that closer relations can be developed between staff, patients and families. Patients and families play an integral role in decision making. The team encourages family members and caregivers to be actively involved in the rehabilitation process.
Led by a physician whose specialty is physical medicine and rehabilitation (physiatrist), the team meets each week to discuss the goals and progress of the patient. These meetings, called Patient Care Conferences are most often referred to as “PCC’s” While the rehabilitation physician manages the patient’s medical care, they may consult with the primary or referring physician as needed.
At A Glance, Our Staff
- Physiatrist – a physician who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation.
- Rehab Nursing – blending nursing skills and knowledge of rehabilitation principles, the rehab nurse develops a care plan that emphasizes self-care while reinforcing skills learned in therapy.
- Physical Therapist – a professional who uses exercise and hands-on techniques to help patients regain strength and mobility.
- Occupational Therapist – this specialty focuses on teaching patients daily living skills such as personal grooming, home care, cooking and eating.
- Therapeutic Recreation – through leisure activities such as gardening, painting and other hobbies specially trained therapists use leisure activities to assist patients in regaining skills.
- Speech/Language Therapy – assisting a patient in their communication skills, these therapists not only help with oral communication, but they are trained to evaluate a patient’s ability to hear swallow, think, read, reason and remember.
- Psychology/Social Work Services – through interaction and counseling these professionals help both the patient and family as they adjust to changes incurred by illness or injury.
- Case Manager – each patient is assigned a case manager who helps coordinate services and provides information regarding progress, status, discharge date and disposition of the patient.
The purpose and the goal of services provided by the team are to help patients achieve a higher level of independence. Utilizing all available resources to assist with re-entry into the community, the staff invokes a wide range of disciplines to achieve physical, communicative and cognitive abilities and skills. To help with community re-entry, therapists often assist patients in “real life” situations. Outing such as community social and leisure activities, hair appointments and visits to restaurants allow a patient to explore their abilities while having the support of trained professionals.
If you have a debilitative illness, a musculoskeletal injury, or a medical condition that interrupts your daily life activities, a full range of medical rehabilitation services are offered at Saint Francis Hospital at Broken Arrow. Services also address aspects of pain management; treating both acute and chronic pain, problems with dizziness or balance, and programs to enhance strength and endurance.
All services are ordered by a physician and are specifically designed to meet your needs. Our staff of professionals will carefully evaluate and will communicate with the referring physician as to the evaluation, treatment plans and outcomes. Licensed and certified physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, and psychologists are available to implement care.
To schedule a tour of Broken Arrow Rehabilitation at our Broken Arrow or Saint Francis location, please call the admissions coordinator. Tours are given Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. If unable to schedule a tour during those hours, arrangements can be made for your convenience.
Referrals to the program may be made by any individual. To assist the medical staff in determining the proper level of care and to identify the best point of admission, a prescreening is conducted free of charge.
If you would like more information on the services provided by Broken Arrow Rehabilitation Services or if you would like to learn more about rehabilitation in general, please call the admissions coordinator.
Broken Arrow Rehabilitation’s inpatient services are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Saint Francis Hospital at Broken Arrow and Saint Francis Hospital are accredited by Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospital Organizations (JCAHO). These independent agencies have evaluated and determined that stringent guidelines and regulations have been met and or surpassed by our facility.
Broken Arrow Rehabilitation’s Mission and Philosophy
Our mission is to provide rehabilitative services that allows each person served to reach an optimal level of independence.
Utilizing a team approach to care, our professionals provide services that are individualized to treat the whole person. Striving to attain and surpass our goals is crucial to the success of the overall program. The rehabilitation team holds the following goals as benchmarks for achievement:
Realizing that the quality of our service is evident through the perceptions of our clients. Being committed to providing an overall pleasing experience to all those served.
Excellence in Technological Skills and Medical Expertise
Always striving to achieve high standards of performance. Continually learning for the benefit of self and others.
Compassionate Patient Care
Responding with empathy to the needs of others. Respect each person as a unique individual.
Courteous, Respectful Attention & Care to All Customers
Honoring the rights and dignity of each person served. Serving others in a manner in which we would want to be served.
With integrity, ensuring the wise use of patient and community’s resources. Displaying excellence in our work ethic.
Maintaining economic stability through patient centered services. Understanding that effectively expending critical resources creates a positive environment for patients and staff.
Compliance With All Applicable Laws and Regulations
Willingly provides to each patient information regarding the hospital’s rules and regulations. Participating with nationally recognized independent agencies for hospital and program.