Patient Care Is Powered by Nurses at HealthSouth Middletown
MIDDLETOWN, Del. – National Nurses Week is celebrated May 6 -12, 2017 and HealthSouth Middletown is using this opportunity to shine a light on the incredible rehabilitation nurses who play a vital role in the care of patients.
“At HealthSouth Middletown, nurses play an important role in patient outcomes,” said Becky Boney, director of nursing at HealthSouth Middletown. “It’s a special gift to care for others and help them regain their independence after they’ve experienced a life-changing illness or injury.”
HealthSouth Middletown provides around-the-clock nursing care for patients recovering from a variety of debilitating illnesses and injuries including stroke, brain injury, hip fracture, spinal cord injury, amputation and complex orthopedic conditions. Nurses not only assist with physical care and monitoring patient vitals, but also help with preventing complications through pressure area care, wound care, emotional support and managing medications. They also educate family members on how to care for the patient upon leaving the hospital.
At HealthSouth Middletown, nurses are a part of a multidisciplinary team including physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, physicians, case managers, pharmacists and dietitians to help patients reach their highest levels of independence.
National Nurses Week is held annually from May 6 - May 12 to coincide with Florence Nightingale's birthday. The observance celebrates nurses everywhere to promote the profession and the difference they make in the lives of patients everywhere.
About HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Middletown
HealthSouth Middletown is a 34-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation services. Serving patients throughout Delaware and the surrounding area, the hospital is located at 250 East Hampden Road and on the web at www.healthsouthmiddletown.com.
HealthSouth is one of the nation’s largest providers of post-acute healthcare services, offering both facility-based and home-based post-acute services in 36 states and Puerto Rico through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies, and hospice agencies. HealthSouth can be found on the web at www.healthsouth.com.
Source: HealthSouth Corporation