HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Sarasota Takes Action for Stroke
SARASOTA, Fla.– May is Stroke Awareness Month and HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Sarasota has taken the steps to ensure a higher quality of care for stroke patients in the central and southwest Florida communities by achieving certification for Disease-Specific Care in stroke rehabilitation from The Joint Commission, accreditation in stroke from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities and honors as a HealthSouth Stroke Center of Excellence – all of which measure quality and patient outcomes.
Studies indicate that 60 percent of stroke survivors can benefit from comprehensive rehabilitation; and according to the National Rehabilitation Caucus, eighty percent of patients receiving this level of therapy return to their homes, work, schools or active retirement.
“The effects of stroke vary from patient to patient. In order to address the specific needs of our patients, we create individualized plans to help each patient gain as much independence as possible,” says Marcus Braz, CEO of HealthSouth Sarasota. “I’m proud of the accomplishments that our staff has made with our stroke program as it shows their commitment to work as a team and provide our patients with the best care possible.”
HealthSouth Sarasota is also dedicated to providing community support and education. The hospital, located at 6400 Edgelake Dr., also offers a community support group for stroke patients and caregivers on the second Thursday of every month from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Questions regarding the support group may be directed to Carol Ann Kohler at 941 921-8699.
About HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Sarasota
HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Sarasota is a 96-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation services. Serving patients throughout central and southwest Florida, the hospital is located at 6400 Edgelake Drive in Sarasota and on the Web at www.healthsouthsarasota.com.
HealthSouth is the nation’s largest owner and operator of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals in terms of patients treated and discharged, revenues and number of hospitals. Operating in 28 states across the country and in Puerto Rico, HealthSouth serves patients through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, outpatient rehabilitation satellite clinics and home health agencies. HealthSouth’s hospitals provide a higher level of rehabilitative care to patients who are recovering from conditions such as stroke and other neurological disorders, cardiac and pulmonary conditions, brain and spinal cord injuries, complex orthopedic conditions, and amputations. HealthSouth can be found on the Web at www.healthsouth.com.
Source: HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Sarasota