Loma Linda University Medical Center East Campus (LLUMCEC) announced the
opening of its new 24-bed rehabilitation hospital. The official opening
ceremony will take place on May 25. The Tom & Vi Zapara Rehabilitation
Pavilion will allow patients to practice everyday activities with an adaptive
apartment for therapy and a therapy gym. During the grand opening, plans will
be unveiled for PossAbilities Square, a replica town square to be constructed
within the pavilion, which will be complete with modules of a grocery store,
restaurant, and bank.
The 30,000-square-foot hospital is the first rehabilitation facility in
the Inland Empire designed for an evidence-based healing environment including
its connection to nature, access to social support, variety of options,
elimination of environmental stressors, and positive distractions. The result
of this design is a healing, home-like facility that supports patients who are
often hospitalized for a minimum of three weeks.
|The first rehabilitation facility in
the Inland Empire designed for an evidence-based healing environment.
“We’ve seen the outcomes associated with care in a healing
environment—a reduced length of hospitalization and increased satisfaction
for both staff and patients,” Michael Jackson, administrator for LLUMCEC,
said in a press release. “Our new hospital provides our patients an
environment where they can practice the skills necessary to function in
society. From our experience, the simulation of daily-living activities
combined with a healing environment makes a tremendous difference in the lives
of our patients.”