Hays, KS – HaysMed will be opening an 11-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit this summer. The hospital has engaged Lifepoint Rehabilitation, a business unit of Lifepoint Health, to manage the inpatient rehabilitation unit. Under the agreement, HaysMed will own the unit and Lifepoint Rehabilitation will manage the operations.
The medical director for the unit has been secured and a separate announcement will take place closer to the opening.
“The rehabilitation services at HaysMed have a long history of offering exceptional care to patients recovering from injury and surgery.” said Terry Siek, chief nursing officer. “We identified a local need for inpatient rehabilitation services for our patients and establishing a unit dedicated to more complex rehab services is another way of providing the care needed as close to home as possible.”
“Working with Lifepoint Rehabilitation will advance rehabilitation services available to our patients and will help to establish our hospital as a regional center of excellence. Lifepoint Rehabilitation’s extensive network of relationships and its experience and expertise operating similar facilities and programs around the country make it the ideal partner for us going forward.” said Shae Veach, Vice President of Regional Operations.
Lifepoint Rehabilitation will provide HaysMed with management programs and best practices in quality rehabilitation services. It is a leading provider of rehabilitation program management services that serve to enhance productivity and program performance and provide staff training in more than 100+ centers and other post-acute care settings across the nation. It consistently outperforms national industry averages on quality measures.
“We are committed to investing in programs and services that enhance the quality of patient care at HaysMed and increase our community’s access to essential services to improve patients’ functional abilities and independence,” said Eddie Herrman, President and CEO. “Lifepoint Rehabilitation brings a high level of expertise, experience, insight and professionalism to our rehabilitation services.”
“HaysMed has a long-standing reputation for clinical excellence, innovation in patient care and outstanding quality outcomes,” said Russ Bailey, president of Lifepoint Rehabilitation. “We are excited about the opportunity to partner with them as we implement programs best tailored to meet patients’ needs and provide local employment opportunities. We share in their commitment to excellence and care philosophy.”
Hays Medical Center (HaysMed) is a private, not-for-profit, 200+ bed hospital providing the only tertiary level services in the region. The hospital is NIAHO-accredited by DNV Healthcare and ISO Certified. As the premier provider in western Kansas for specialized care, HaysMed offers a wide variety of specialty programs including cardiology, orthopedics, cancer, general, minimally invasive and robotic surgery, ENT, pulmonology, critical care and women’s services. HaysMed is a Level III Trauma Center, an accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI, a Primary Stroke Center and a Certified Hip and Knee Replacement Center of Excellence by DNV GL Healthcare.
Other services include rehabilitation, hospice, neonatal, intensive care and diagnostic imaging, as well as a Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center and a Sleep and Neurodiagnostic Center. In 2022, HaysMed was named as one of the top 20 rural and community hospitals in the country by the National Rural Health Association. Learn more at haysmed.com.
About Lifepoint Rehabilitation
With more than 30 freestanding inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) across 18 states, Lifepoint Rehabilitation is a partner of choice for many major hospital systems in the creation of joint venture operations that are industry-leading in clinical and financial outcomes. Through our IRFs and more than 100 acute rehabilitation units (ARUs), Lifepoint Rehabilitation brings proven rehabilitation management and services expertise to help our patients recover and return home quickly from a number of conditions, including strokes, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, orthopedic injuries, neurological conditions, amputations and trauma. Lifepoint Rehabilitation is a business unit of Brentwood, Tennessee-based Lifepoint Health.