New rehab center at PeaceHealth Southwest will include car for mobility practice

May 23, 2018

PeaceHealth KiaOn March 28, a Kia Soul was placed on the third-floor patio of the Benjamin H. McGough, MD, Inpatient Physical Rehabilitation Unit at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver. The Kia, donated by Vancouver’s Dick Hannah Dealerships, will aid PeaceHealth rehabilitation therapists in training patients dealing with newly acquired functional impairments to safely exit and enter a vehicle.

“This is an important component for our patient’s safety, independence and lifestyle after returning home into the community,” said Conny Miller, manager of rehabilitation services at PeaceHealth Southwest. “We are excited to have this tool on our floor for patients to practice with.”

Read more about the Kia and the new rehabilitation unit in an article from The Columbian or watch a time-lapse video the vehicle being placed. (Tim Pfarr)


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