To celebrate National Rehabilitation Week, Sept. 18-24, a luncheon was held at Salem Avenue Baptist Church in Rolla on Sept. 22 for patients who had an acute rehab stay at Phelps County Regional Medical Center (PCRMC).
About 40 patients who received rehabilitation services during 2015 and 2016 attended this year’s event.
Kindred therapy staff for the rehab unit at PCRMC served chicken, sides, desserts and drinks to the patients, while they were entertained by a local trio of musicians.
According to Amy Robnett, acute rehab program director, “The event offers a chance for patients to come back and visit with other patients as well as see their therapists who helped them to regain their independence and return to the community.”
Robnett said she enjoys seeing the improvements that patients have made.
Phil Cox, PCRMC chaplain, led a prayer before the meal, and attendees heard from several speakers.
Cameron Hance, annual giving coordinator with the Phelps County Regional Health Care Foundation, spoke about the Foundation and its programs.
Attendees also heard from Rolla Fire Chief Ron Smith, with the City of Rolla Fire and Rescue, who discussed fire safety, and Cpl. Steve Gray, with the Rolla Police Department, who talked about fraud and scams.
There also were door prizes and other giveaways. Jerry Rosa, Don Davis and Bill Pilliard played music during the luncheon.
Kindred offers acute inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient rehabilitation in Rolla and Waynesville as well as in the transitional care unit and acute rehab unit and is served by 50 staff members.
For more information about Kindred therapy services, or the inpatient rehabilitation unit at PCRMC, call 573-458-7885.