Jackson Hospital and Rehab Associates: Partners for your rehab needs
Patients can now enjoy one-on-one care with an organization specializing in physical therapy.Jackson Hospital and Rehab Associates entered into a joint venture to deliver physical, occupational and rehabilitation services for patients of Jackson Hospital. The partnership allows both groups to better meet the needs of patients.
“This is a good move for the hospital as well as for Rehab Associates,” said Robert Kohn, Central Alabama area vice president of Rehab Associates. “It gives us an opportunity to provide quality care for all of our patient population.”
So many benefits
For patients, the partnership means enjoying one-on-one care with an organization specializing in physical therapy.
“Jackson Hospital physical therapy staff members joined Rehab Associates to combine the strength of both organizations,” said Gilbert Darrington, Jackson Hospital director of human resources.
Outpatient rehab is now located at the Mulberry Street headquarters of Rehab Associates at Jackson Hospital. The 6,000-square-foot facility provides a state-of-the-art aquatic center, isokinetic strengthening machines and up-to-date equipment.
“The building looks great, and it has all of the things we need to treat these outpatients successfully,” Kohn said.
Inpatient care will continue to be delivered at the hospital. Patients should see no change in services.
For winning athletes
Rehab Associates has had a long-standing relationship with the hospital through the Jackson Hospital Sports Medicine program.
In May, Rehab Associates, Jackson Hospital and Alabama Orthopaedic Specialists provided free physicals for 1,890 student athletes.
“This partnership will improve our sports medicine business. We employ 23 athletic trainers who go out to more than 40 schools in the tri-county area,” Kohn said. “This will strengthen our outreach program and help us take care of schools better.”
Athletic trainers at Rehab Associates cover approximately 1,850 sporting events and more than 3,000 practices each year.
“All injuries that happen during these events and practices are referred to the Jackson Hospital emergency room for urgent needs, such as possible broken bones after hours or head and neck injuries,” Kohn said. “We also refer injuries to the AOS clinic and surgeons. This partnership is going to help us better meet the needs of our patients, and especially our student athletes.”
1215 Mulberry St.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 7am to 6:30pm
Tuesday, Thursday, 7am to 6pm
We provide physical therapy for sports medicine, orthopedic needs and workers’ compensation; industrial physical therapy; spine specialty; aquatics; and hand therapy.