Kansas Rehabilitation Hospital Rolls Out the Red Carpet for Patient Safety
TOPEKA, Kan., March 7, 2018 – Kansas Rehabilitation Hospital celebrates National Patient Safety Awareness Week March 11-17, 2018, to educate the community, patients and their families, clinicians and others on the importance of patient safety in the hospital and at home. With the theme “Lights, Camera, Safety!” the hospital will put safety into action to create the perfect script for successful rehabilitation outcomes, leading to award-winning moments of regained independence.
“Patient safety is a top priority and one of the most important aspects in creating a high-quality patient experience,” said Bill Overbey, CEO of Kansas Rehabilitation Hospital. “We know that patients have a choice and we work to enhance our culture of safety every day. This week-long event is an excellent opportunity to recognize the importance of safety in our hospital.”
The hospital will observe the week by hosting a variety of events and activities focused on safety for staff. Members of the community are invited to come and take a tour to learn about the inpatient rehabilitation experience by calling 785 235-6600.
Patient Safety Awareness Week was initially launched in 2002 and is endorsed by the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) whose mission is to: improve the safety of patients by identifying and creating a core body of knowledge; identify pathways to apply the knowledge; develop and enhance the culture of receptivity to patient safety; raise public awareness and foster communications about patient safety as well as improve the status of NPSF and its ability to meet its goals. For more information, please visit its website at www.npsf.org.
About Kansas Rehabilitation Hospital
Kansas Rehabilitation Hospital, a joint venture of Encompass Health (formerly HealthSouth) and Stormont Vail Health, is a 79-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation and home health services. Serving patients throughout Northeast Kansas, the hospital is located at 1504 SW 8th Ave. and on the Web at www.kansasrehabhospital.com.
About Encompass Health
As a national leader in post-acute care, Encompass Health (NYSE: EHC) offers both facility-based and home-based patient care through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies and hospice agencies. With a national footprint that spans 127 hospitals and 237 home health & hospice locations in 36 states and Puerto Rico, the Company is committed to delivering high-quality, cost-effective care across the post-acute continuum. Driven by a set of shared values, Encompass Health is the result of the union between HealthSouth Corporation and Encompass Home Health & Hospice, and is ranked as one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For, as well as Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work. For more information, visit encompasshealth.com or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Source: Encompass Health Corp.