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Good Samaritan Regional Rehabilitation Center

Good Samaritan Inpatient Regional Rehabilitation Center

Good Samaritan Hospital 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 2016, we admitted 588 patients:

  • Average age of our patients on admit: 61 years old
  • Average length of stay under our care: 18.7 days
  • Percentage of male patients: 57%
  • Percentage of female patients: 43%
  • Number of patients discharged home: 479
  • Number of patients discharged to skilled nursing facility: 52
  • Number of patients discharged to other medical facilities (acute care, psychiatric, hospice, LTAC, other Rehab): 57

Patients admitted under Rehab Impairment Category (RIC)

  • Patients admitted with a brain injury: 90
  • Patients admitted with general medicine injury/illness (including cardiac): 38
  • Patients admitted with neurological injury/illness: 39
  • Patients admitted with a spinal cord injury: 71
  • Patients admitted with orthopedic (fracture, joint replacement, amputations) injury/illness: 74
  • Patients admitted with a stroke: 257
  • Patients admitted with major multiple trauma (fracture and/or brain injury and or spinal cord injury): 19
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.

Every patient receives specialized rehabilitation nursing care 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Therapies are provided from 7:00 a.m.to 5:00 p.m. Each patient will receive a daily schedule that consists of 3 hours of therapy daily, Sunday through Saturday.

All services within the adjoining acute hospital are available to the inpatient rehab program 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

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:  Your care coordinator and Social Worker will help during your inpatient stay and will assist you with discharge planning and financial arrangements as well as 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

MultiCare Good Samaritan Regional Rehabilitation Center, including MultiCare’s Physician Services and Good Samaritan Hospital outpatient services, participates in many health insurance plans and government programs listed below. Please contact your health plan to verify that your care at MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital will be covered. Not all plans include coverage for all therapy services at MultiCare 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
·    First Health
·    Group Health (options/PPO, Alliant Plus, Access PPO)
·    Labor & Industries, Self-Insured Employers (worker’s compensation)
·    Premera
·    Private Healthcare Systems
·    Regence
·    Uniform Medical
·    United Healthcare
·    Multiplan

Government Programs
Healthy Options:

·    Amerigroup
·    Community Health Plan of Washington
·    Coordinated Care
·    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

Medicare

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 discharged in 2016 Good Samaritan Hospital National Average
The average age of our patients 61.4 years old 68 years old
How quickly our patients are transferred to us from other facilities after illness or injury 15.7 days 13.0 days
Average length of stay under our care 18.7 days 14.5 days
Functional improvement change per day 1.9 points 2.1 points
The percentage of patients who are able to return back to home after our services 80% 74%

Patients who suffered a stroke Good Samaritan Hospital National Average
The average age of our patients 66.6 years old 68.7 years old
How quickly our patients are transferred to us from other facilities after illness or injury 10.8 days 10.6 days
Average length of stay under our care 18.3 days 15.1 days
Functional improvement change per day 1.7 points 2.0 points
The percentage of patients who are able to return back to home after our services 77% 73%

Patients who suffered a brain injury Good Samaritan Hospital National Average
The average age of our patients 58.5 years old 62.4 years old
How quickly our patients are transferred to us from other facilities after illness or injury 27.9 days 16.6 days
Average length of stay under our care 17.8 days 14.1 days
Functional improvement change per day 1.8 points 2.2 points
The percentage of patients who are able to return back to home after our services 79% 74%

Patients who suffered spinal cord injury Good Samaritan Hospital National Average
The average age of our patients 57.6 years old 61.7 years old
How quickly our patients are transferred to us from other facilities after illness or injury 21.7 days 16.8 days
Average length of stay under our care 29.9 days 18.6 days
Functional improvement change per day 1.1 points 1.8 points
The percentage of patients who are able to return back to home after our services 76% 68%

 
Patients who suffered orthopedic injury/illness Good Samaritan Hospital National Average
The average age of our patients 59.1 years old 69.4 years old
How quickly our patients are transferred to us from other facilities after illness or injury 9 days 11.2 days
Average length of stay under our care 13.5 days 11.4 days
Functional improvement change per day 2.8 points 2.6 points
The percentage of patients who are able to return back to home after our services 90% 82%

Patients who suffered neurological injury/illness Good Samaritan Hospital National Average
The average age of our patients 55.1 years old 67.4 years old
How quickly our patients are transferred to us from other facilities after illness or injury 16.6 days 16.6 days
Average length of stay under our care 17.7 days 12.9 days
Functional improvement change per day 1.9 points 2.3 points
The percentage of patients who are able to return back to home after our services 82% 77%

Patients who suffered general rehab / medical injury/illness Good Samaritan Hospital National Average
The average age of our patients 51.2 years old 72.1 years old
How quickly our patients are transferred to us from other facilities after illness or injury 17.8 days 14.5 days
Average length of stay under our care 14.5 days 11.5 days
Functional improvement change per day 2.5 points 2.2 points
The percentage of patients who are able to return back to home after our services 84% 75%
Outpatient Rehabilitation

We offer a wide variety of outpatient services as part of our rehabilitation continuum of care.  To learn more about these services, please see Outpatient Services.

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