Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing
Reading Hospital Rehabilitation Hospital (RHRW) is a 111-bed inpatient facility located in Spring township a mere 7-minute drive from the main campus of Reading Hospital. Housed within its walls is our acute rehab unit, transitional subacute rehab unit, outpatient rehab, and PM&R outpatient office.
The 62-bed Acute Rehab Unit (ARU) has three distinct units including a secure 11-bed Traumatic Brain Injury Unit. Our acute rehab program is certified by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) with sub-specialty program certification in stroke, amputee, and brain injury. At this time, the ARU runs an average daily census of 55 patients with an average length of stay of 13 days, CMI average of 1.54 and average discharge to the community of 80%. Physiatry is the primary attending on this service within house internal medicine consultant hospitalist. We have excellent on-site consultative specialty support from the Reading Hospital staff as needed in such specialties as ID, nephrology, endocrinology, cardiology, pulmonary, podiatry, trauma and general surgery and more.
RHRW is also home to a 50-bed transitional subacute rehab program TSU, utilized for short term rehabilitation and other skilled nursing needs for patients not appropriate either functionally or medically for the ARU. Our hospitalist service serves as the primary managing team on this unit and physiatry consults as needed.
Our facility also includes an on-site pharmacy, an aquatic therapy pool, a laboratory, a café, and radiological services. Donated by former rehab patients, our new therapy healing garden serves the dual purpose of allowing therapy to challenge patients on its different walking surfaces and helping with balance on the putting green, as well as allowing patients to relax with their families.
Since Reading Hospital is a 711-bed hospital and a Level 1 Trauma Center, we serve a large variety of patients including many neurological patients. Our clinicians have over 950 annual consultations in acute care. Physiatry is actively involved in early ICU management of the trauma patient and works closely with our acute stroke service in management of early patients stroke care. PM&R works closely with our acute care interdisciplinary therapy team on patient care mobilization and pain control. PM&R has a dynamic working relationship with our team of liaisons based at Reading hospital and externally in order to triage appropriate patients to the correct post-acute settings.
Housed at RHRW, our almost 7,000 square foot outpatient office is outfitted with large natural sunny offices and 10 generous sized exam rooms as well as up to date musculoskeletal ultrasound and EMG equipment to keep up with our high volume of cases. Residents will have all their learning needs met by the ample opportunities to work in musculoskeletal medicine, neuro rehab, procedures, and cancer rehab. Our Electrodiagnostic Laboratory is Accredited by American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine, AAEM. In collaboration with Neurology, Physical Therapy, and Occupational Therapy, our office hosts a monthly Movement Disorder Clinic. We also collaborate closely with Neurosurgery, Pain Management and Physical Therapy to produce a high-volume Spine Clinic where patients have been able access same day services. PM&R leads interdisciplinary Amputee Clinic biweekly as well.
Many of our physiatrists are trained in toxin injections and treat patients in both our outpatient office and Spring Ridge surgical center for a wide variety of symptoms including pediatric patients with cerebral palsy spasticity, post-stroke spasticity, cervical dystonia, multiple sclerosis, migraine and blepharospasm.
Good Shepherd Pediatric Rehabilitation Center
This 20-bed inpatient center sees patients from newborn to 21 years old. Good Shepherd Pediatrics is the only provider in the region offering inpatient rehabilitation and specialized programs to treat children with complex medical conditions. The physicians and therapists at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital Pediatric Unit provide loving and comprehensive rehabilitation and care to children. During your rotation you will also being seeing patients at their outpatient clinic as well as inpatient consultations at surrounding hospitals.