New Rehabilitation Pavilion Offers Unique Skills Training Where Patients Replicate Real-World Challenges in Environment of Enhanced Learning and
LOMA LINDA, Calif., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC), the Inland Empire's leader in physical rehabilitation for survivors of stroke, fractures, amputations, brain injuries, neurological disorders, spinal cord injuries, joint replacements, and other disabling illnesses or injuries, has broken ground on a 30,000-square-foot, 24-bed rehabilitation pavilion that will bring unique services to the region.
The new Tom & Vi Zapara Rehabilitation Pavilion will include the imaginative "Independence Square" where patients will have the opportunity to experience many real-world situations and challenges in a safe and teaching environment. The new facility is the latest addition to the medical center's 23-acre East Campus, whose Rehabilitation, Orthopedic & Neurosciences Institute (RONI) places among the top 3 percent of such facilities in the nation, according to a survey by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.
The February 25 groundbreaking and tree planting ceremony drew more than 200 attendees, many of whom were survivors of disabling injuries.
"The rehabilitation pavilion -- the only one of its kind in the Inland Empire -- has been uniquely designed to address the physical and psychological needs of survivors of disabling illness and injury," said Michael Jackson, administrator and senior vice president of Loma Linda University Medical Center East Campus. "The environment will offer healing spaces that are physically and psychologically supportive of patients and their families, with the goal of reducing stress and promoting a sense of well-being and health.
"Research by the Center for Health Design has shown that a hospital's
physical environment and care philosophy is closely link
|SOURCE Loma Linda University Medical Center|
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