As the only acute medical rehabilitation hospital serving the state of Hawaii, Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific (REHAB) is no stranger to the constantly changing health care climate. These days, the challenges are even more pressing, with reimbursement cuts at every turn and the demand for rehabilitation growing as our aging population explodes, with Hawaii leading the nation in the growth of the 65 and older population.
In February of this year, at the recommendation of Nancy Byl, PT, PhD – a member of the hospital’s Innovation Center’s Advisory Council – REHAB Hospital introduced the Tibion Bionic Leg into its outpatient stroke program. A few months later, it was implemented into the inpatient program.
To learn more about how and why REHAB introduced the Tibion Bionic Leg, click here to read the July article by Teresa Wong, PT, executive director of the REHAB Innovation Center – or click on the videos below to hear observations by Ms. Wong, medical director Gary Okamoto, MD, and CEO Clair Jones.