CLOVE LAKES HEALTH CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER, Inc. - 25 Fanning Street - Staten Island, NY 10314 - (718) 289 - 7900

Teamwork Promotes Short Stays And The Return To Home

July 2002 -- Staten Island, NY -- Thanks to advances in rehabilitation treatment, 89% of patients admitted to Clove Lakes' Comprehensive Medical Rehabilitation program during the first half of 2002 returned home.

Interdisciplinary Teamwork has sliced weeks and months off the amount of time people take to recover from devastating injury and illness.

This approach, which has been continually refined over time at Clove Lakes, has resulted in a considerably shortened length of stay.  The participation of interdisciplinary team members who offer many treatment perspectives is a major factor that simultaneously increases the quality of the care plan and leads to a quicker discharge to the community.

From the initial evaluation to final discharge, the patient is looked at in a completely new way with information from a physiatrist, nursing, physical and occupational therapists, speech/language pathologists, social workers, recreation therapists and dietitians.  Every member of the team acts as a patient advocate and is accountable for producing good outcomes.

Clove Lakes is the area's recognized leader in rehabilitative services for its medical rehabilitation program.