CVMC Hosts Rehab Reunion for Caregivers and Prior Patients

Herbert Punch

Herbert Punch (center) works with CVMC therapists as part of his post-stroke treatment at the CARF-Accredited Inpatient Rehabilitation Therapy Unit

HICKORY, NC – Sep. 16, 2015 – Catawba Valley Medical Center’s (CVMC) CARF accredited Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit will hold its annual Rehabilitation Reunion, Tuesday, September 29 at 6 p.m. in AHEC 112 on CVMC’s campus. The event welcomes previous rehab patients and their families to celebrate their recovery and life since their inpatient rehabilitation experience.

CVMC’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Department is a 10-bed unit that offers an interdisciplinary team approach to care provided by a medical director specialized in rehabilitation, rehabilitation nurses, physical occupational and recreational therapists, speech-language pathologists, case managers and other professionals as consulted. CVMC has received five consecutive accreditations by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), meaning it meets the highest standards for quality care and has passed in-depth reviews of services. It is a qualified endorsement that CVMC conforms to nationally and internationally recognized service standards and is focused on delivering the most favorable results for patients.

CVMC also offers a community Stroke Support Group at 6pm on the first Tuesday of each month for stroke survivors and their families to continue progress towards recovery after inpatient rehabilitation. For more information regarding CVMC’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit, contact Mimi Stachowski, Director, at 828/326-3248 or Leslie Williamson, Admission Liaison, at 828/326-3100.

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