There have been no sledgehammers, wrecking balls, or Ty Pennington. But in March, the Sanford therapy division in Worthington, Minnesota, wrapped up an excessive makeover.
‘Some sufferers didn’t know we even existed’
The therapy division, which focuses on bodily, occupational, and speech therapies, was tucked away within the Sanford Worthington Medical Center.
So tucked away, rehab supervisor Kyle Rockwell stated some sufferers didn’t know the division “even existed.”
And some sufferers who did know couldn’t get there.
“We have been offering nice care there, however it was changing into difficult for a few of our sufferers to even get to us,” he stated. “We had sufferers up to now that will write a letter saying they wish to come see us, however bodily couldn’t do it as a result of it was too lengthy of a stroll.”
Easier to seek out and entry
Now, there’s no manner you’ll be able to miss the therapy division.
It’s a storefront, downtown positioned division, with new signage.
“People know the place we’re at. People know we exist. It’s going to be a very good factor for the group, and a very good factor for us within the rehab division,” stated Rockwell.
The new location additionally permits better entry for sufferers with impaired mobility or practical limitations, in response to Rockwell.
“The last item we would like them to do is need to stroll a distance to return see us.”
More house = extra sufferers
Not solely will or not it’s easier for sufferers to entry the division, however the brand new house can even enable for extra sufferers than earlier than.
Rockwell stated there’s two gyms throughout the constructing, together with 5 non-public therapy rooms.
One of the 2 gyms is for grownup sufferers, the opposite for pediatric sufferers. The pediatric gymnasium is faraway from the primary gymnasium. Rockwell stated it will assist enhance the care pediatric sufferers obtain.
At the earlier location, the pediatric sufferers shared the gymnasium with different sufferers, “which simply didn’t work properly for these (pediatric) sufferers,” defined Rockwell.
“We see a whole lot of youngsters with autism, youngsters with Down syndrome, or developmental delay. So, the truth that we’ve got a separate gymnasium for them now will probably be very useful,” he added.
Appointments might be made on-line, by the My Sanford Chart app, or by calling Sanford Worthington Therapy and Rehabilitation.
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