WICHITA, Kan. — Xavier Ng, M.D., medical director of Newton Medical Center’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit, will lead two discussions on stroke prevention and rehabilitation. Dr. Ng will speak about the different types of rehabilitation settings and therapy options available.
The first event is 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, in the Prairie Room at Newton Medical Center. The second event is 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at the Medical Plaza of Park City. Both events are free and open to the public, and refreshments will be available.
“Patients often ask if inpatient rehabilitation is right for them,” said Dr. Ng. “Newton Medical Center’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit fosters a homelike environment with private bedrooms and private bathrooms in which people can work toward a return to independent living. Families are included, supported and welcomed in the healing process.”
Conditions commonly treated at the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit include but are not limited to stroke, hip fracture, joint replacements, arthritis, amputation, brain and spinal cord injuries, neurological disorders (e.g., M.S., ALS, Parkinson’s disease) and congenital deformities. Other disabling conditions, such as cancer, congestive heart failure and infection, are treated at the unit, as well.
“The Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit team,” Dr. Ng added, “brings years of experience to the unit and looks forward to helping patients through their rehabilitation journey.” Preadmission screenings for Newton Medical Center’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit are provided at no charge to determine eligibility for admission. To request a preadmission screening or a tour of the unit, call 316-804-6202.
Newton Medical Center is a comprehensive 103-bed hospital in Newton, Kan., offering full-service medical care in Harvey, Butler and northern Sedgwick counties. For more information about Newton Medical Center, call 316-283-2700 or visit www.newtonmedicalcenter.com.