Region’s Largest Rehabilitation Hospital Receives Adult and Pediatric Level I Trauma

January 8, 2015
Spokane, WA

Committed to rehabilitation for patients of all ages, St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute has been awarded the Level I Adult & Pediatric Trauma Rehab Service Designation by the Washington State Department of Health (DOH).

“Our team is proud to serve as the adult and pediatric trauma rehabilitation facility for the region and signifies our commitment to providing comprehensive rehabilitation,” said Nancy Webster, director of rehabilitation services at St. Luke’s. “When residents across the Northwest see this designation, they know specialized care is being provided by an interprofessional team of physiatrists, nurses, therapists and many health care professionals for those most serious of illnesses or injuries.”

St. Luke’s has been a Level I Trauma Center for adults since 1998 and is the region’s largest resource for inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation care. The importance of this distinction illustrates the level of rehabilitative care the center can provide—Level I being the most critical. St. Luke’s highly-trained staff supports traumatic injuries with comprehensive rehabilitative services available 24/7.

Washington State DOH examines a number of factors before granting the designation like the center’s standards of care, patient outcomes, regional patient volumes, association with statewide emergency medical services, on-site tours and personnel interviews. This rigorous process must be renewed every two years for continued service designation.
“In addition to providing acute rehab care, St. Luke’s also has the responsibility to offer opportunities of continuing education, medical research and injury prevention as a Level I rehabilitation hospital,” Webster said.

To find out more about the services provided by the largest rehabilitation hospital in the region, please visit: www.st-lukes.org/.

About St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute
The region’s largest, free-standing Level I Trauma Rehabilitation hospital, St. Luke’s provides comprehensive medical rehabilitation services for people of all ages who have experienced a stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury, amputation or other injury or illness requiring rehabilitative care. St. Luke’s is accredited by Joint Commission and Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities International. Thousands of patients choose St. Luke’s for inpatient rehabilitation services at the main campus and outpatient therapy services at 10 locations throughout Spokane. For more information on St. Luke’s visit:

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Contact:
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