Continuing Care

Spectrum Health Dedicates Expanded Rehab and Nursing Center

Grand Rapids – 8-11-16 Spectrum Health held a ceremonial opening today at its new Rehab and Nursing Center at 4118 Kalamazoo Avenue in Grand Rapids. The facility, which was originally built in 1964, was expanded and renovated to better serve patients.

“We are excited to see this new facility completed because of what it means for our patients,” said Chad Tuttle, president, Spectrum Health Continuing Care (SHCC). “The facility features the latest in innovative design concepts to create an environment of healing for our rehab patients, while providing a home-like environment for our long-term residents.”

The Spectrum Health Rehab and Nursing Center serves 700 patients each year and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for brain injury and stroke. Patients will move into the new facility on August 16.

“Our goal is to always provide a high quality environment that supports healing and compassionate care,” said Christina Freese-Decker, president, Spectrum Health Hospital Group. “Spectrum Health is proud of the care provided to these patients and residents and looks forward to this new era. Because we are an integrated system, Spectrum Health is one of a few health systems that can provide the full continuum of care to serve the needs of our patients and their families.”

The new facility includes a two-story addition of 122,600 square feet that will provide space for 165 patients. The addition was constructed adjacent to the center’s existing one-story building. Tuttle said that members of Spectrum Health’s Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) and staff members were consulted in the design of patient areas and amenities.

“We wanted to make sure that our facility reflects the high quality care and comforts our patients and their families expect and deserve,” he explained.

The new building offers short-term rehabilitation services on the first floor and long term care on the second floor. The first floor will feature 77 beds, most in private rooms. The second floor will have 88 beds with the majority being in enhanced semi-private suites, along with private rooms. Each floor will be divided into four “households” with separate living areas. A large room on each floor will be used for meals and recreational activities. The renovation project also includes  fully equipped rehabilitation gyms, private treatment rooms and a low stimulation area specifically suited to patients with neurological conditions.

Services at the new facility will include:

  • Neuro rehabilitation with a new neuro suite that features a low-stimulation gym and separate dining area for patients that need a low-stimulation environment
  • General rehabilitation
  • Short and long-term nursing care
  • An activities of dialing living apartment
  • Long-term care for aging adults
  • Art and music therapy

Spectrum Health System, a not-for-profit, integrated health system, is committed to improving the health and wellness of our communities. We live our mission every day with 31,000 compassionate professionals, 4,600 medical staff experts, 3,300 committed volunteers and a health plan with more than 1 million members. Our talented physicians and caregivers are privileged to offer a full continuum of care and wellness services to our communities through 14 hospitals, including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, 150 ambulatory sites and telehealth offerings. We pursue health care solutions for today and tomorrow that diversify our offerings. Locally-governed and based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, our health system provided $550 million in community benefit in calendar year 2019. Thanks to the generosity of our communities, we received $37 million in philanthropy to support research, academics, innovation and clinical care. Spectrum Health has been recognized as one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems by Truven Health Analytics®, part of IBM Watson HealthTM.

Ellen Bristol
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