St. David’s Surgical Hospital, a campus of St. David’s North Austin Medical Center, today announced the opening of the facility’s new Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit. The rehab unit relocated from St. David’s North Austin Medical Center and expanded from 16 patient beds to 20 private rooms. This move is part of St. David’s North Austin Medical Center’s $145.9-million renovation and expansion announced this February.

“The relocation of our Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit allows us to maximize the best features of St. David’s Surgical Hospital and aligns with our mission to provide exceptional care to every patient, every day,” Becky Barnes, chief operating officer for St. David’s Surgical Hospital, said. “Large, private rooms are ideal for longer in-patient care and rehabilitation after a procedure or illness.”

The new Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit offers 20 private rooms as well as a few guest suites for patients’ families, a 1,200-square-foot physical therapy gym and a rooftop terrace. An occupational therapy suite offers a tub, shower, toilet, bed, fully functioning kitchen and washer/dryer for patients to practice activities of daily living. The rehab unit will primarily treat patients recovering from stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputations, as well as orthopedic and neurological conditions.

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St. David’s North Austin Medical Center

St. David’s North Austin Medical Center, which is part of St. David’s HealthCare, is a 441-bed multi-specialty, acute care facility dedicated to the highest level of women’s health services, including maternity and newborn care with Level I, II and III nurseries at the adjacent St. David’s Women’s Center of Texas and minimally invasive gynecological surgery at Texas Robotic Surgery for Women. The facility also features a 24-hour emergency department, the Texas Institute for Robotic Surgery, bariatric surgery, Heart and Vascular Center, neurology and neurosurgery, a kidney transplant program, inpatient and outpatient surgery, and acute inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, among many others. St. David’s North Austin Medical Center is also home to St. David’s Children’s Hospital. St. David’s Surgical Hospital, which opened in October 2016, is a campus of St. David’s North Austin Medical Center.

St. David's Surgical Hospital

St. David's Surgical Hospital, a campus of St. David’s North Austin Medical Center, is a destination surgical hospital specializing in orthopedic, neurological, bariatric, gynecological and urological surgery, among others. Located in North Austin, the facility includes 46 spacious inpatient rooms, 10 operating room suites, a 20-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit with a therapy gym, ADL/occupational therapy suite, imaging, pharmacy, lab services and core nursing, therapy and leadership teams