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Summa Rehab Hospital

Summa Rehabilitation Hospital

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29 N. Adams St., Akron, OH 44304
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Dedicated Inpatient Physical Rehabilitation in Akron, OH

Summa Rehab Hospital, a partnership with Vibra Healthcare, provides comprehensive rehabilitation services to patients recovering from injury or illness. Our hospital contains 60 private beds where patients receive dedicated care from their licensed therapist. Additionally, every patient has access to a private bathroom, large indoor and outdoor therapy training areas, bedside dialysis, and the cafeteria.

We have worked to cultivate a safe, cheerful environment where patients can feel motivated to take these final steps towards recovery. Our compassionate and professional staff provide round-the-clock care throughout the facility.

Our Team of Caring Professionals
An interdisciplinary team approach is crucial to an effective rehabilitation program. Our team of professionals understands a wide variety of multi-faceted, complex disabilities and each member contributes unique services to the rehabilitation process. Our work is devoted to assisting and educating our patients to become more independent, to improve their self-esteem and to improve functional ability. Our team includes:  Physiatrists and physician specialists in rehabilitation medicine direct the patient’s overall care on the unit and order all therapies, equipment and medications needed for rehabilitation. Other specialists are also involved to provide management and follow-up of any active medical or surgical problems while the patient is on the unit.

  •  Rehabilitation nursing assists with the integration of care to maximize your functional independence.
  • Physical therapists help strengthen muscles to improve balance, coordination, and walking.
  • Occupational therapists assist with improving patients’ coordination and daily activities such as grooming, dressing, and eating.
  • Speech therapists identify and treat problems with swallowing, speech/language and cognition (memory). They provide functional retraining for thinking skills and screen for hearing loss.
  • Clinical psychologists assist in the emotional adjustment to disability and illness.
  • Clinical dieticians may address any identified nutritional needs.
  • RN/case managers assist with discharge planning and provide counseling to aid in the area of adjustment to disability and illness.

The average length of stay for our patients is only 10 days. Other Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities in the region average 13 days.

Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injury can result in paralysis of the muscles used for breathing; paralysis and/or loss of feeling in all or some of the trunk, arms, and legs; weakness; numbness; loss of bowel and bladder control; and numerous secondary conditions including respiratory problems, pressure sores, and sometimes fatal spikes in blood pressure. Approximately 12,000 new spinal cord injuries occur in the U.S. each year. A majority of injuries occur from motor vehicle accidents, falls, work-related accidents, sports injuries, and penetrations such as stab or gunshot wounds.

Our Membership Community

Our membership community provides a lifeline for many individuals that are focused on regaining their independence and improving their quality of life––whether they are leaving rehab after sustaining a spinal cord injury, learning to live with symptoms of a spinal cord disorder, or have spent years of frustration coping with disability. We provide members guidance and resources on a variety of topics they are passionate about, such as employment, affordable housing, transportation, health care, home- and community-based independent living, education, peer support, and leisure and recreation.
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