The Rehabilition Center of Alhambra Hospital Medical Center

The Rehabilitation Center of Alhambra Hospital Medical Center
The Rehabilitation Center of Alhambra Hospital Medical Center was opened in October 1993 under the direction of Dr. Chung Hsu Lue. Since that time, we have continued to strive to provide each of our patients with the best quality rehabilitative care. Our team serves those who are suffering from physical, psychosocial, and/or loss of communication following a stroke or other disabling condition. Our team approach has benefited over 4,500 patients since 1993.

In 2012, thanks to their commitment, the Rehabilitation Center won the "TOP Performer Award" from Uniform Data Systems (UDS) for the 6th consecutive year.

UDS evaluates over 790 Rehab Centers nationwide on their services and outcomes every year. Only 11 centers across the country received the "TOP Performer Award" for 6 consecutive years.This award is based on patient improvement and discharge statistics.

We are proud to be only one of eleven hospitals nationwide to have received this award for 6 consecutive years.

Most Frequently Asked Questions about Our Intensive Rehabilitation Program

Who benefits from our Intense Rehabilitation Program?
A rehabilitation program greatly benefits patients who experience difficulties with limitations in self-care: impaired mobility, balance and coordination; changes in memory, thought processing, reasoning,rational thinking, speech and communication problems; and swallowing disorders. These functional difficulties may be the result of stroke, hip fractures, amputations, neurological disorders (such as Parkinson's Disease) and Muscular Dystrophy, spinal cord and brain injuries.

Who makes Up Our Rehab Team?
The Treatment Team includes physical, occupational and speech therapies; social worker, and 24 hour rehabilitation nursing care. In addition, the team is under the direction of the Medical Director, who is a psychiatrist and specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Adjunct members of the team include a psychiatrist and psychologist.

What is the role of the Medical Director?
Medical Director, Chung Hsu Lue, M.D., a physiatrist specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation- leads the interdisciplinary team, coordinates the medical treatment patients receive, coordinates the various components of the program and maintains the overall quality of services.

How does a Rehabilitation Nurse help?
Nurses specializing in rehabilitation provide standard nursing care in addition to helping patients relearn how to carry out the basic activities of daily living. They also educate patients about routine healthcare, such as how to follow a medication schedule, how to care for the skin, and how to manage transfers between a bed and a wheelchair. Nurses are closely involved in helping patients manage personal care issues, such as bathing and controlling incontinence. Under the supervision of Nurse Manager, Sally Chi, CCRN, the Rehabilitation Nurses work with patients in achieving maximum independence and work with the families in providing them instructions to care for the patient at home.

How do Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy and Occupational Therapy help?
Our teams of therapists provide an intense coordinated program of therapeutic activities designed to improve strength, mobility and communication activity, independence in self care, activities and safety in the home. Each individual therapist has specialized training and skill in the management of different aspects of human functionality activity and work together to help our patients achieve maximum independence.

Monday through Friday, patients participate in 3 hours of therapy. Patients receive 1 hours of Physical and Occupational Therapy. If needed, other therapies such as speech and respiratory therapy, psychology or nursing will be added. Even holidays and weekends include at least 45 minutes of physical and / or occupational therapy. That's just one of the reasons it is intense.

How can I pay for a Rehabilitation Program?
Most insurance can cover an acute rehabilitation stay. Medicare may cover all or part of a rehab stay. Standard federal rules relating to your individual available hospital days apply. Private insurance and managed care payment are based on contractual agreements between the hospital and each provider. Our case managers and financial counselor can assist you with determining your payment options.

How can I get myself or my loved one referred to your Rehabilitation Program?
Referrals can be initiated by physicians, patient and their families; discharge planners and allied health professionals.

Please contact our Program Manager at the Rehabilitation Center to discuss our services and see if you or a loved one qualifies for admission to the program at (626) 458-4768.