Deans' stroke musings

Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all the trillions and trillions of neurons that DIE each day because there are NO effective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.

What this blog is for:

Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group.
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Thursday, July 13, 2017

New St. John Rehabilitation Hospital to open in Broken Arrow next month - Tulsa, OK

Call that hospital CEO and ask what the goal is for ALL stroke survivors. If it is not 100% recovery you need to ask why the hell not. No excuses can be allowed. I don't care that there are no clinical trials that show how to get there. That is the point, every single stroke hospital in the world should have a team working on solving all the problems in stroke.
David Nicholas, hospital CEO.(918) 744-2338, general number

BROKEN ARROW — Officials are celebrating the grand opening of the new St. John Rehabilitation Hospital on Tuesday as construction of the facility nears completion.
Patients will be moved into the new $18.87 million facility on Aug. 1.
The 40-bed hospital will provide inpatient rehabilitation for patients who have stroke, trauma, brain and orthopedic injuries and other major illnesses or injuries.
“We help them relearn skills and regain functions to get back home,” said David Nicholas, hospital CEO.
The rehab hospital currently is located in 23,000 square feet of space at St. John’s main campus in Tulsa. It houses 22 beds in double-occupancy rooms.
The new hospital, at 1200 W. Albany Drive in Broken Arrow, is 49,000 square feet and features 40 single-occupancy rooms. It is near St. John Broken Arrow at Albany (61st) Street and Elm Place (161st East Avenue).
The 22 beds at the current facility are constantly full, and there typically is a waiting list of 15 people awaiting admission, Nicholas said.
“We really can’t accommodate the need that is there now,” he said.
The typical stay at the hospital is two weeks. Most patients are in their 60s and 70s.
The new hospital will provide services to about 1,000 patients a year, and there is enough space for two 20-bed expansions. Nichols said the first expansion would likely begin in August of next year.
The majority of patients using the new facility will have suffered strokes. Those who receive in-patient rehabilitation have higher chances of returning home instead of transitioning to a nursing home, Nicholas said.
“Our focus is getting patients back home and back to the activities that they used to do so they can get back to their life,” Nicholas said.
The facility will feature a rehab gym where patients will spend about three hours a day on recreational and occupational therapy.
It will also have a therapy courtyard with several different walking surfaces and a daily living suite where patients can relearn and practice independent living activities such as getting out of bed, cooking and doing laundry.
“Our approach is for them to practice doing things they will be doing in their normal life,” Nicholas said.
The new facility, which is the first local affiliate with HealthSouth, will employ 200 people, including 90 in new positions.
The current in-patient rehabilitation space at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa will become a nursing floor once the rehab patients are moved out, said Kelly Green, St. John spokeswoman.

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