National Rehabilitation Week September 17th – 21st


HealthSouth Deaconess Rehabilitation Hospital will join rehabilitation providers across the nation September 17-21 in celebration of National Rehabilitation Week. HealthSouth will be recognizing its Patients, Nurses and Therapists and the significant role they play in the rehabilitation process in our community. The week, the hospital will be bussing with various events and activities at the hospital. The community is invited and encouraged to visit our hospital during this week for food, fun, and entertainment!

Barbara Butler, CEO states, “National Rehabilitation Week provides a great opportunity for our hospital to honor how much each of our patients have accomplished since their injury or illness. We invite the community to join in our celebrations and to learn of the successes that rehab brings to patients at our hospital every day.”

All Week
A display in the front lobby will be updated each day with a “Gold Medal” achievement. These will include Joint Commission Certifications in Stroke and Brain Injury as well as a Top 10 Ranking
out of 100 HealthSouth Hospitals nationwide.

Monday, Sept. 17
A Patient Party/Open House will be held at 1:30pm – 3:00pm in our therapy gym with refreshments.

Tuesday, Sept. 18
A Patient Reunion Luncheon will be held from 11:30am-1:00pm for patients that have “graduated” from HealthSouth in the past year. An RSVP is required at 812-437-6131. We will an “open microphone” to encourage patients and therapists to share happy/sad/funny stories about their rehab and recovery.

Wednesday, Sept. 19
The highlight of the week is the Rehab Olympics!!
12 teams of 4 people from the community will compete for Gold medals and all will hope to avoid the last place
award of the Golden Bed Pan!
This event will take place at 12:30pm-1:30pm on the east lawn outside HealthSouth. Physical, Occupational, and Speech therapy have planned activities for our teams that will create awareness of a
particular disability.

Thursday and Friday are dedicated to employees and celebrating within the hospital, however, tours and an “open house” policy will be in place the entire week from 8:00am-4:00pm.