St. Elias Specialty Hospital in Anchorage provides care focused on helping hospitalized or in-home patients who require acute rehabilitation after health events such as stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury or amputation.
This medically-based, interdisciplinary approach provides highly-focused care to improve or restore physical ability and cognitive function. We use intensive, active, coordinated and therapeutic interventions of physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology and/or prosthetics/orthotics therapy.
Due to its proven benefits, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approves inpatient rehabilitation for burns, congenital deformities, hip fractures, knee or hip joint replacement, major multiple traumas, motor neuron diseases, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, Parkinson’s disease, polyneuropathy, polyarticular rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, seronegative arthropathies, systemic vasculitides with joint inflammation and severe or advanced osteoarthritis.
A physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation leads our interdisciplinary team that includes rehabilitation nurses, physical, occupational and speech therapists along with case managers, social workers, respiratory therapists, dieticians, pharmacists, other clinical professionals and support personnel. Patients will receive physical, occupational, and/or speech therapy for a minimum of three hours per day, five days per week. Evidence shows that this interdisciplinary approach improves patient outcomes and lessens the likelihood of re-admission to a hospital.
For patients currently hospitalized in facilities that utilize Providence Epic, a referral can be made in the electronic medical record for an inpatient rehabilitation consult. For other facilities and home-based patients, please contact our referral hotline at 907-565-CARE.
We look forward to serving the needs of your patients.