MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- Wartburg recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of its new outpatient rehabilitation clinic in Mount Vernon.
Located in the Rehabilitation and Adult Day Services Center of Excellence on Wartburg’s 34-acre campus, the grand opening marked the organization’s continued expansion and focus on improving the quality of life of seniors in the community.
The clinic was made possible by a grant from the Wartburg Foundation and is located within Wartburg’s $31 million, 75,000-square-foot center of excellence, which is the first health care facility in the City of Mount Vernon to be certified by the U.S. Green Building Council as a LEED building (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design). Attaining LEED certification signifies that a building is exemplary in conserving energy, lowering operating costs and being healthy for occupants.
Mike Holden, member of Wartburg Board of Directors, said, “Outpatient rehabilitation services will allow patients to remain engaged and involved in their community while convalescing in the comfort of their home. The clinic also reaches a new population of people in the community and beyond who aren’t familiar with Wartburg to inform them of the extensive onsite rehabilitation services that are available.
Outpatient rehabilitation at Wartburg offers a full range of occupational and physical therapy in addition to specialized speech, language and pathology services. Since opening on Dec. 1, 2015, 27 outpatients have been served. At full occupancy the clinic will employ eight Rehab Clinicians and treat more than 80 patients per month.
“This space now helps fill the gap in the continuum – for patients to come back after they are discharged, see the same staff, in the same environment – and I look forward to seeing this program grow," said David Gentner, Wartburg president and CEO.
Other programs offer by the organization include adult day services, licensed, certified home care, the award-winning Creative Aging & Lifelong Learning initiative, inpatient rehabilitation services, independent and assisted living, nursing home care, specialized alzheimer's/dementia care, and caregiver support.
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