IU Health & Ascension St. Vincent Partnership
A Unique Hybrid Between Best Practice and Evidence-based Health Systems
Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana (RHI) is a joint venture partnership between Indiana University Health (IU Health) and Ascension St. Vincent. This partnership boasts a unique hybrid between best practice and evidence-based health systems that in turn drives evidence-based and pioneering physical medicine and rehabilitation programs for persons suffering catastrophic illnesses including traumatic and non-traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, stroke, organ transplantation, multiple traumatic injuries, and comprehensive medical conditions.
Given the patients served at two of the largest health systems in Indiana, this joint venture partnership affords these patients (as well as patients treated outside of these health systems) even greater access to premier rehabilitation care across the “post-acute” care continuum—that is—inpatient rehabilitation hospital care, outpatient rehabilitation care, resource facilitation for persons suffering brain injuries to get back to school and work, return-to-driving, adaptive sports, vestibular programming, support groups, skilled nursing collaboration, etc. These benefits are couched in cutting-edge/evidence-based research that provides the most up-to-date rehabilitation treatments/interventions originating at RHI. One of only sixteen (16) sites across the nation, RHI shares the honorable distinction of being a Traumatic Brain Injury Model System site, the only one in the state of Indiana.
In summary, the strength of this joint venture community collaboration in reaching patients with devastating injuries and disease processes outweighs anything that can be done alone, and drives hope, independence, and quality of life in the patients RHI serves across our partnership.