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St. Luke's Remodeled Rehabilitation Unit Enhances Patient Care

Updated: 05/30/2014 10:37 AM
Created: 05/30/2014 10:03 AM WDIO.com

Patients at St. Luke's in Duluth will have a new and improved place for rehabilitation. Thursday afternoon hospital officials cut the ribbon at an open house event for the new facility alongside the Duluth Chamber.

The remodeled Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit showcases a large gym, a newly remodeled dining room and a private gym.  St. Luke's physician Dr. Samuel Laney spoke about the how the changes are enhancing patient care at the open house and ribbon cutting on Thursday.  He says the new unit will help those recovering from a variety of health issues. 

"It's a specialty unit, but it takes care of everybody.  The specific environments have to be tuned to the specific patient need.  A lot of the particular equipment we have, it may not relate to one patient, but it can be the key to progress for the next patient." Laney said.

The new Rehabilitation Unit provides programs and services for patients who have suffered functional loss due to a disabling illness or injury, including those recovering from stroke, joint replacements, trauma and major surgery or illness. 

The new facility was made possible by the St. Luke's Foundation.

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