Franciscan Health Dyer reveals expanded inpatient rehabilitation services • Northwest Indiana Business Magazine
Franciscan dedication dyer

Franciscan Health Dyer reveals expanded inpatient rehabilitation services

Buy Us A Coffee
Franciscan dedication dyer
Dr. Revathy Ameeruddin, left, offers comments during the dedication of the expanded Franciscan Health Dyer Inpatient Rehabilitation Services with Nancy Cutler, rehabilitation services and program development director, center, and Alicia Guex, director of rehab services Alicia Guex. (Photo provided by Franciscan Health)

A renovated and larger inpatient rehabilitation services unit has reopened at Franciscan Health Dyer.

Hospital and community representatives dedicated the expanded facility Sept. 17. Updates include a refurbished gym, featuring an array of state-of-the-art equipment to prepare patients for their return home.

Franciscan spent $255,000 on the renovations and upgrades. Hospital officials said patient growth and the expanded facilities also will lead to hiring additional nursing and therapy staff.

When the Dyer unit opened in 2009, it had six beds though patient use rapidly grew, which necessitated expansion, hospital officials said.

“It’s so much more spacious,” said Nancy Cutler, director of rehabilitation services and program development. “Families are able to come to the gym and participate in the therapy with them.”

The expansion doubled the size of the gym, which features a panoramic view of the surrounding area. The number of patient rooms was increased to 15, almost all of which are private, Cutler said.

“It’s a bright, joyful environment,” she said. “The more uplifted the patients feel, the better their gains.”

Updates also include a Bioness Integrated Therapy System, which provides touchscreen therapy activities for neuro-cognitive restoration. Electric parallel bars move up and down to adjust to patients’ height and an electric sit-to-stand device assists patients in moving from a sitting to standing position.


Scroll to Top