The acute care rehabilitation team at Baylor Scott & White – Grapevine consists of four occupational therapists, six physical therapists, two speech-language pathologists, two rehab aides and numerous PRN staff. This team includes staff with the following specializations:
- Two certified wound specialists
- Certified infant massage therapist
- Board certified specialist in swallowing and swallowing disorders
The specialty services provided by the rehabilitation team include care of patients in the level III neonatal intensive care unit, wound care and FEES.
The speech-language pathologists at Baylor Scott & White – Grapevine have created and implemented a FEES program and were instrumental in developing a thickened liquid protocol that is utilized throughout the hospital. The rehabilitation team played a key role in the opening of a new stroke unit by providing stroke-specific staff education.
Through the Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation, Baylor Scott & White – Grapevine also has a 14-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit that opened in June 2016. The inpatient rehabilitation team is composed of two Occupational Therapists, two Physical Therapists, one Speech-Language Pathologist, one Rehab Aide and numerous PRN staff. Members of this team hold a specialist certification in neurology (NCS) as well as lymphedema certification.
Specialty services provided by the therapists on the rehabilitation unit at Baylor Scott & White – Grapevine include wound care and their facility offers body-weight supported treadmill training to assist with improved functional outcomes for their patients.
Therapist-driven process improvement projects are an important part of the Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation and Baylor Scott & White cultures. The team at Baylor Scott & White – Grapevine is particularly proud of their role in the trial for the electronic health record for the rehab unit.