For Healthcare Professionals - Acute Rehabilitation
The Requard Center program provides hospital-level care 24 hours a day, seven days a week through a core team of healthcare professionals, in several disciplines, including rehabilitation nursing, physical therapy (PT), occupational therapy (OT), speech/language therapy (SLP), case management and outcomes management.
Admission to Requard
Patients in acute rehabilitation demonstrate impairments from a variety of health conditions. These include: stroke; neurological conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and Guillain-Barre; post-surgical orthopedic and neurological conditions; amputations; hip fracture; cardio-pulmonary dysfunction; cancer and other conditions.
The following criteria are required for admission to Requard:
Medical necessity for hospitalization
Medical necessity for daily care by a rehabilitation physician
Medical necessity for rehabilitation nursing care, 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Medical necessity for an intensive interdisciplinary rehabilitation program with the expectation to experience regular significant improvement
To refer a patient to the Requard Center for Acute Rehabilitation, please call 410-822-1000, ext. 5873 or 5845, toll free at 866-414-2067.
Measuring Your Patient’s Progress
The Requard Center team uses the functional independence measuring (FIM) system to evaluate patient progress. FIM is the nationally recognized and accepted system used to evaluate patient outcomes and facilitate communication across the rehabilitation team. By using FIM, the Requard Center has the ability to compare its patient outcomes with those of over 400,000 other acute rehabilitation patients each year.
All patients are contacted by phone three months after discharge to confirm that their discharge arrangements and plans have met expectations and that progress has been maintained or further improved upon. These three-month outcomes are again compared to a national database.
Discharged patients are surveyed regarding their satisfaction with the care, the facilities and manner in which they were treated during their stay on the unit.
All quality outcomes regarding health and safety, clinical care and outcomes and satisfaction are reviewed monthly in order to help identify areas that can be improved on.