Residents in the Luray area who come to Valley Health Page Memorial Hospital
for physical, occupational or speech therapy will find a transformed therapeutic
environment. Rehabilitation staff moved into a 7,000-square-foot “rehabilitated”
space last week, and yesterday the community celebrated with an Open House.
Many toured the new facility that houses a 1,200-square-foot open therapy
gym, seven private treatment rooms, dedicated staff offices for documentation,
and a conference room with equipment for telemedicine consults.
Dannette Fortney, OTR/L, Director of Outpatient Rehabilitation Services,
shares the staff’s excitement about the department’s consolidation
in space designed specifically for treatment. “We’re eager
to work in the new space and think our patients will appreciate the functional
and aesthetic improvements,” says Fortney. “Rehabilitation
is a collaborative process and the ability to consult easily between PT,
OT and speech/language pathology is a big plus.”
As part of a $100,000 capital campaign, $70,000 of which has been raised
to date, Page Memorial Hospital Auxiliary’s gift of $25,000 has
been used to purchase equipment for the larger space, which has allowed
the program to expand its capabilities. Adults and children experiencing
balance disorders will benefit from enhanced vestibular diagnostic and
treatment services, and sports medicine therapy got a boost with new compression
and ice equipment.
“We are so pleased to have a space that really supports our excellent
therapy team and their ability to help residents return to function after
an injury or illness,” says Travis Clark, president of Page Memorial Hospital.