March 13, 2023
ROCHESTER, NH — Frisbie Memorial Hospital’s new inpatient Acute Rehabilitation Unit is now open, and accepting patients by referral. The acute rehabilitation team provides high-quality physical, occupational, and speech therapy for some of the most severely ill and injured patients in New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts, such as those who have suffered a stroke, spinal cord injury, or other significant trauma. The center opened on March 1, 2023.
“It’s no secret that there is a major shortage of inpatient acute rehab beds throughout New Hampshire and all of northern New England,” said Tim Jones, chief executive officer of Frisbie Memorial Hospital. “This new unit is just one in a series of changes we’re making at Frisbie to better serve our patients, their families, and the community. The unit also will alleviate congestion at area hospitals that have previously had difficulty finding available rehab beds to which they could transfer patients for continued care.”
The newly renovated inpatient rehab unit has 19 beds, including 15 private rooms, state-of-the-art gym equipment, and an Activities of Daily Life (ADL) suite.
The inpatient acute care rehab at Frisbie Memorial Hospital will care for its own patients transitioning to rehab, and will be a referral destination for hospitals throughout the Seacoast and the states of New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts.