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Good Samaritan Inpatient Regional Rehabilitation Center

Good Samaritan has been helping people with a variety of rehabilitation challenges since 1954.  Today, our physicians, nurses, and therapists are among the most experienced and respected in the Pacific Northwest.  We have established a reputation for consistent, excellent rehabilitation services to adolescents and adults with many types of problems.  

We help determine the most appropriate setting and intensity of the required rehabilitation services in light of the client’s clinical needs, goals, and situation. Clients who are treated as inpatients often require a high level of physician intervention, 24-hour rehab nursing care, and a combination of therapies.

Most clients are referred while they are still in the hospital recovering from a serious event or injury, or after experiencing a significant change in their ability to function independently.  However, some of our clients are referred to us from skilled nursing facilities as well as community based  physicians at the time when the client is able to tolerate a more intensive rehabilitation program.

Once admitted, our inpatients are under the supervision of a staff physiatrist (a physician who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation). Every team member shares the goals of increasing the patient’s independence, restoring function when possible, and preventing complications. We start planning with patients for their discharge as soon as they are admitted.  We ask patients and their families about their home situations and responsibilities during our initial assessments of therapy needs.  When appropriate, we also ask about work and/or school situations. We continue to present questions during the patient’s stay with us.  These help us work with each person to develop their successful discharge plan. After being discharged, many people still have rehabilitation challenges and require additional services.  We can provide these services in the person’s home or primary residence, or on an outpatient basis at one of our clinics.

Populations Served

We provide rehabilitation care to individuals ages 14 and older for several different conditions.  The primary conditions we treat are:

  • Stroke
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Brain Injury
  • Neurological conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, ALS
  • Major multiple trauma injuries
  • Medically complex conditions

In 2014, we admitted 590 patients:

  • Stroke – 180 patients
  • Brain Injury – 90 patients
  • Spinal Cord Injury – 40 patients
  • Neurological – 30 patients
  • Orthopedic conditions – 143 patients
  • Medically complex – 102 patients

Patient Outcomes:

  • Average age of these patients: 64 years old
  • Gender of Patients treated: 53% males; 47% females
  • They stayed an average of 14 days in the inpatient rehabilitation program
  • 502 of these patients went home following their inpatient rehabilitation stay. The other 88 patients required more skilled services so they went to a skilled nursing facility or a hospital.

Patient Satisfaction and Quality of Life: Based on a national survey (iTHealthTrack), patients rated the following:

  • Satisfaction with Good Samaritan at an average of 95%
  • Quality of Life Improved after rehab at 89%
Provisions of Services

Inpatient rehabilitation is provided in MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital.  It is a 38-bed unit that is located on Level A of the Meadow Pavilion.   Our unit accommodates both private and semi-private rooms dependent on the needs of the patient/family receiving care.    
o    Every patient receives specialized rehabilitation nursing care 24 hours a day 7 days a week.   
o    Therapies are provided from 7:00 a.m.to 5:00 p.m.  Each patient will receive a daily schedule that consists of at least 3 hours of therapy each day Monday through Saturday.    
o    Essential services to your medical care are provided 24 hours per day 7 days per week:

  • Imaging
  • Laboratory  
  • Pharmacy

o    Your physiatrist will request consultation from other physicians if necessary to ensure that your medical condition remains stable during recovery.  These services are billed separately to your insurance company.    
o    Every patient receives care from a team of clinicians.  Depending on the individual’s needs your team will consist of the following professionals:

  • Care Coordinator/Social Worker: Care Coordinators and Social Workers coordinate all activities that involve your care. Your care coordinator and Social Worker  will assist you with discharge planning and financial arrangements and provide regular updates on your condition to your insurer and family physician.
  • Therapist(s) work with you on practical, lifestyle, physical and communication skills and functionality.
  • The occupational therapist (OT) works with you on practical skills such as dressing, cooking and grooming for daily living. Occupational therapists teach individuals how to adapt their home, school or work environment to accomplish daily tasks.
  • Physical therapists (PT) evaluate your muscles and how well you bend and move; test your balance and work on your strength, walking, endurance and flexibility.
  • A speech pathologist  is concerned about anything that makes it difficult for you to communicate. Your speech therapist will evaluate and work with you on your speech and swallowing, as well as your memory and other thinking skills including judgment, problem solving, reasoning and attention span.
  • Therapeutic recreation specialist (TR) works with you on skills you need to reintegrate back into the community. Your TR will also work with you on practical skills to return to the recreation and leisure pursuits that are important to you.

o    Psychologist: The psychology staff will help you and your family deal with the emotional and interpersonal adjustments to your medical condition
o    Other team members will consist of respiratory therapy, nutritionist, chaplain and medical consultation as needed.

  • Specialty Services and technology:
  • Driving Rehabilitation
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • Specialized orthotics – Bioness & Saeboflex
  • Lite gait  
  • Dynavision
  • Assistive Technology
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Spinal Cord Injury Education classes
  • Stroke Education classes
  • Brain Injury & Stroke Family Education Class
  • Community Integration Outings
  • Spasticity management
  • Wound Care
Participating Insurance Plans

Good Samaritan Regional Rehabilitation Center, including MultiCare’s Physician Services and Good Samaritan outpatient services, participates in many health insurance plans and government programs listed below. Please contact your health plan to verify that your care at Good Samaritan will be covered. Not all plans include coverage for all therapy services at Good Samaritan. If you don’t see your specific plan listed, please let us know and we’ll explore the possibility of participating.

Commercial Health Insurance Plans:
·    Aetna
·    CIGNA
·    First Choice
·    Labor & Industries, Self-Insured Employers (workers compensation)
·    Premera
·    Uniform Medical
·    United Healthcare*

Government Programs
Healthy Options
:
·    Community Health Plan of Washington
·    Molina Healthcare of Washington
·    United Healthcare*
Medicare Advantage:
• Asuris
• Community Health Plan of Washington
• Essence
• Humana
• Molina Healthcare of Washington
• Premera
• Plans administered by United Healthcare

TRICARE
Washington State Medicaid

 Disclaimer: The above information may change and is provided only as a resource. This list does not ensure coverage. Please contact your health plan to verify that your care at Good Samaritan will be covered.

Patient Outcome Data
 All patients served in 2014  Good Samaritan Hospital  National Average
 The average age of our patients  65 years old  68 years old
 How quickly our patients are transferred to us from other facilities after illness or injury  13 days  12.55 days
 Average length of stay under our care  13.8 days  13.9 days
 Functional improvement change per day  2.0 points  2.17 points
 The percentage of patients who are able to return back to home after our services  85.08%  73.3%

 Patients who suffered a stroke  Good Samaritan Hospital  National Average
 The average age of our patients  69 years old  68 years old
 How quickly our patients are transferred to us from other facilities after illness or injury  10.07 days  10.02 days
 Average length of stay under our care  15.8 days  15.3 days
 Functional improvement change per day  1.79 points  1.82 points
 The percentage of patients who are able to return back to home after our services  83.8%  67.2%

 Patients who suffered a brain injury  Good Samaritan Hospital  National Average
 The average age of our patients  57 years old  62 years old
 How quickly our patients are transferred to us from other facilities after illness or injury  19.2 days  16.7 days
 Average length of stay under our care  13.5 days  13.7 days
 Functional improvement change per day  1.97 points  2.19 points
 The percentage of patients who are able to return back to home after our services  88%  70.3%

 Patients who suffered spinal cord injury  Good Samaritan Hospital National Average
 The average age of our patients  55 years old  61 years old
 How quickly our patients are transferred to us from other facilities after illness or injury  24.8 days  16.9 days
 Average length of stay under our care  22.4 days  18.5 days
 Functional improvement change per day  1.7 points  1.79 points
 The percentage of patients who are able to return back to home after our services  80%  69.7%

 Patients who suffered orthopedic injury/illness Good Samaritan Hospital  National Average
 The average age of our patients  68 years old  70 years old
 How quickly our patients are transferred to us from other facilities after illness or injury  6 days  7.6 days
 Average length of stay under our care  9.7 days  11.5 days
 Functional improvement change per day  2.75 points  2.63 points
 The percentage of patients who are able to return back to home after our services  92.8%  78%
Outpatient Rehabilitation
Services offered to our inpatients are also available on an outpatient basis to adults and children with rehabilitation needs. Additional specialty clinics and services offered by our outpatient rehabilitation program include but are not limited to:
  • Aquatics (for therapeutic purposes)
  • Assistive Technology Evaluation
  • Biofeedback
  • Brain injury Rehabilitation
  • Continence Clinic
  • Driver Rehabilitation Services
  • Electromyography and Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Hand Therapy
  • Lymphedema and Chronic Swelling Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Speech/Language Evaluation and Therapy
  • Spinal Cord/Neuro-Rehab Clinic
  • Sports Injury Rehabilitation
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Swallow Evaluation & Management
  • Tone Management Clinic
  • Vestibular and Balance Clinic
  • Wound care Clinic
 

Each person we treat has unique needs so our treatment plans are tailored to meet those needs. Our staff includes rehabilitation specialists experienced in muscle, bone and joint rehabilitation, pain management, sports medicine and neurological rehabilitation. The results of treatment for MultiCare Health System outpatients with musculoskeletal problems exceed national averages. We evaluate and train people in new ways of doing daily tasks. We also offer additional specialty rehabilitation services, including:

  • Training in state-of-the-art facilities
  • SaeboFlex & SaeboStretch Systems
  • Bioness
  • Dynavision
  • Low Vision Technology
  • Aquatic programs
  • Training with braces, splints and prostheses
  • Manual therapies for joint and muscle problems
  • Lite Gait
Other Rehabilitation Services
MultiCare Home Health provides nursing and rehabilitation team members who are committed to helping children and adults resolve immediate medical and therapy concerns. Our clients include people with rehabilitation challenges resulting from stroke, trauma, cancer, skin or orthopedic problems, and post-surgical issues, as well as those who need clinical interventions and/or monitoring for other reasons. Additionally, the renowned MultiCare Good Samaritan Children’s Therapy Unit offers programs and support services to children with long-term disabilities. Our senior service programs serve older adults. We also sponsor several types of independent-living, leisure-based activities, classes, and support groups for patients, caregivers, their families and the general public.  


Good Samaritan Regional Rehabilitation Center has a wide range of services to meet our patients' particular needs.

For more information, call our rehabilitation Community Resource Liaisons at 253-697-5192. Our fax number is 253-697-5188.

 

Contact Us

For more information regarding Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Good Samaritan, please contact us at:
401 15th Ave. SE, PO Box 190, Puyallup, WA 98372
253-697-5192
fax 253-697-5188