South Plains Rehabilitation Hospital Opens Additional Beds

UMC is focused on helping the community because our passion is your well-being. On August 3rd, the South Plains Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of UMC Health System and Encompass Health, opened 26 new private rooms to treat patients in need of a hospital-level of care for rehabilitation services.

The hospital opened in May of 2019, and since its opening has helped approximately 2,300 patients return to the community at their highest levels of independence. The demand for care lead the hospital to add more beds to help meet the need for intensive and comprehensive rehabilitation services in the area. With the addition of 26 beds, the hospital, located at 5406 Colgate Street, can now serve up to 66 patients at a time.

The hospital serves patients recovering from debilitating illnesses and injuries including strokes, amputations, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and other complex neurological and orthopedic conditions. The interdisciplinary rehabilitation team provides physical, occupational and speech therapies that aim to restore functional ability and quality of life and 24-hour care by registered nurses, many of whom are certified in rehabilitation nursing. Patients receive at least three hours of therapy five days per week, and the hospital offers advanced technology to help patients meet their rehabilitation goals.

“South Plains Rehabilitation has had a tremendous impact on UMC Health System and the Lubbock region,” said John Lowe, Vice President of Support Services at UMC Health System. “These 26 new beds will allow more patients to receive high-quality, world-class care and service. We are excited about the future of this hospital and our partnership.”

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