In July 2014, the Roosevelt Warm Spring Hospitals transitioned from ownership by State of Georgia to Augusta University Health. This brought together the Roosevelt legacy at Warm Springs with the state’s academic health system. "Augusta University Health has the unique knowledge and experience needed to preserve one of our state’s oldest and most revered assets," said Gov. Nathan Deal. "This move will assure that Georgians continue to receive compassionate and high-quality health care services."
Today, inpatient care is maximized through a two-hospital approach—The Roosevelt Long Term Acute Care Hospital provides services for the more medically complex patients while the Roosevelt Rehabilitation Hospital continues the hands-on-therapy and interdisciplinary teamwork second to none.
At Roosevelt Long Term Acute Care Hospital (RWSHL), patients are admitted from an acute care hospital, often from intensive care or step down units, and have an average length of stay with us of 25 days. Our patients are medically complex requiring multi-specialty medical services provided by board certified physicians making daily rounds and registered nurses providing 24 hour complete care. Completing the interdisciplinary team of professionals as needed by the patient may include respiratory therapist, physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech language pathologist, registered dietician, clinical pharmacist and case managers. We care for critically ill patients who have multiple co-morbidities, multi organ system failure and require specialized care.
Roosevelt Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital (RWSHR) welcomes patients from all over the state of Georgia and surrounding states. Our patients are referred from acute care hospitals. Patients in a rehab facility participate in a very structured program including, building strength, endurance and self care while having medical issues managed. Our goal is to prepare patients to return home and resume their lives. We focus on early intervention for conditions affecting mobility, activities of daily living, swallowing and cognitive abilities. The sooner patients begin their rehabilitation, the better the outcomes tend to be. Our inpatient rehabilitation hospital offers patients the opportunity to get necessary complex medical care while getting back on track with their lives. We also offer psychological support, as physical trauma can be emotionally draining.
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At Augusta University Health System, we strive to provide the information you need to understand every aspect of your care. In keeping with this promise, Roosevelt Rehabilitation and Long Term Acute Care Hospitals are providing this price list for our services.
Our mission is to provide excellence and leadership in clinical care, service and teaching as patient and family focused rehabilitation and long term acute care hospitals.
Our vision is to be destination of choice hospitals for rehabilitation and long term acute care through excellence in patient care, superior clinical education, research, creativity, and an employer of choice.
David Mork, Chief Executive Officer, has been affiliated with RWSH since July 2012. He is a health care executive with more than 30 years of experience. He received an MPH in hospital administration from Yale University and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He also completed coursework for a management fellowship at Johns Hopkins University.
Chief Executive Officer
Director of Business Development
Director of Quality, PI & Compliance
Director of Case Management
Director of Nursing - LTAC
Director of Nursing - Rehab
Director of Human Resources
Director of Professional Services
Director of Finance
Chief Medical Officer
Roosevelt Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital and Roosevelt Specialty Hospitals has demonstrated compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for healthcare quality and safety. Both have earned the Joint Commission’s Goal Seal of Excellence.
Roosevelt Stroke and Wound Programs earned The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care.
The certification award recognizes dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.
Each patient is served by an interdisciplinary team lead by a physician specially trained in physical medicine and rehabilitation. The physician provides daily medical and physical management with the rehabilitation registered nurses providing 24 hour care. Each patient’s treatment program is individualized and modified according to the progress made toward discharge goals.
Other members of the team include the following professionals, which work closely to coordinate the patient’s specific treatment:
The families and primary caregivers are very important members of the team and are encouraged to interact with the team, ask questions and attend education sessions.
Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability in America. A stroke can reduce your mobility by up to 50 percent, especially if you are older. Once you've had a stroke, you are more likely to have another stroke, referred to as a “secondary stroke”.
As a patient in the Roosevelt Warm Springs Rehabilitation Stroke Program, our goal is to help you regain your post-stroke activity levels and improve your quality of life. While you are with us, you will start thinking about life after therapy, including what skills you want to develop so that you can manage your health once you go home. Some important topics you should discuss with your physician, therapist, and medical team include:
We offer post-stroke education on all these topics in the hope that we can help you prevent another stroke from happening. For more information see the 2016 American Stroke Association Stroke Rehabilitation Guidelines.
You are now home and ready to return to driving. For many, driving is essential to a healthy lifestyle. The inability to drive can often cut into the amount of time you dedicate to healthy leisure activities and exercising. The good news is, between one-third and two-thirds of individuals who have had a stroke have been able to resume driving after one year.
Each state determines its own laws around driving after a stroke (or other neurological impairment). In Georgia, a medical impairment, such as a stroke, is either self-reported or reported by a judge, law enforcement, doctor, concerned citizen, or non-anonymous relative if there are safety concerns. A Fit-to-Drive test may be taken at the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS).
You will also need to be evaluated by your physician. When it comes to driving, please listen to your doctor and your family. They can help you decide when you should be able to return to driving... for your safety and for the safety of all those on the road.
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