Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific Completes 4th Floor Renovation | Business
Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific (REHAB), currently undergoing a complete renovation, has finished the redesign and opened the fourth floor of the hospital. REHAB offers the only comprehensive rehabilitation programs – from acute inpatient to outpatient care - in Hawaii.
“This renovation brings Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific in-line with modern and best practices, as well as providing healthcare that meets advancing patient expectations,” said Timothy J. Roe, MD MBA, president and chief executive officer of REHAB. “We are finding that patients are needing more and more medical management at REHAB as a result of their shortened acute care hospital stays.”
There are 22 private and semi-private beds including nine equipped with in-wall oxygen and suction. The floor includes a therapy gym, recreational room, dining room, vision clinic with Dynavision technology to assist with visual assessments, a transitional apartment room to prepare for independent living and accessible patient bathrooms designed to prepare individuals for home living.
“The fourth floor has been designed to accommodate individuals with neurological conditions such as stroke and traumatic brain injuries,” said Dr. Gary Okamoto, REHAB’s chief medical officer and medical director. “It is necessary for our facilities stay up to date and our staff and patients have the most current medical advances available to them for a higher level of recovery.”
The rooms have been totally remodeled to include large hurricane rated windows that improve patient views of the natural environment, tiled private half-bathrooms, new beds and built-in closets to resemble more of a home-like environment. Other features include a patient isolation room, a bariatric room with a built-in lift system and quiet rooms to provide a more calming environment. Guest bathrooms were also added to the floor..
The floor also includes an expansive central nurses station, staff lounge, office and meeting space and prescription dispensing rooms. The renovations to the third floor will begin right away and are expected to be complete at the end of this year.
REHAB kicked off its capital campaign last June to support the renovation. The campaign’s goal of $17.2 million is being used to upgrade the facility, add family rooms, healing gardens, transitional apartment rooms, specialized patient rooms and expand programs to include a vision center, speech and communication center, driver’s evaluation and rehabilitation programs, new clinical programs and enhancements to improve patient safety and comfort. For more information, visit www.RehabHospital.org.