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ThisWeek News: OhioHealth's new facility ready to go

The OhioHealth Upper Arlington Medical Office Building recently opened for members of the Upper Arlington and surrounding communities on Jan. 30. Services in the building include:

  • Primary care (including an Express Appointment Center, offering same day appointments for existing patients)
  • Neurological rehabilitation
  • Lab services
  • Primary care MDVIP practice, opening March 31, 2017

This new building relocates existing neurological rehabilitation services from Larwell Drive and has additional interior space for future growth of services, based on community need.

Recently, Nate Ellis, a reporter from ThisWeek News, made a visit to the new building and toured the neurological rehabilitation area.

“We couldn't be more excited about what this new facility means to the rehabilitation teams, our patients and their families," said David Rupp, OhioHealth Director of Neurological Rehabilitation Services. "We had outgrown the space at our old location. Now, we have a new state-of-the-art facility matching the incredible talents of our therapy team. Our physical, occupational and speech therapists work so hard to get the very best outcomes for our patients.”

Rupp pointed out that the technological advancements in the rehabilitation space allows patients to receive outstanding OhioHealth neurological care close to home.

One area Rupp showed Ellis was the "functional home" where rehabilitation services focus on helping patients re-learn how to do various tasks around their homes such as opening cabinet doors and kitchen drawers, cooking and showering.

There are also rooms with tools, golf clubs and fishing rods to help patients rehab to be able to resume their hobbies.

"These are all ways to rehabilitate patients and get them back to independence," Rupp told ThisWeek. "Depending on what their goals are, we'll take them to their goals.

"We really wanted it to look like a house because we are about assisting patients' functional goals."

Rupp said those features in the Upper Arlington office are unique to outpatient settings in central Ohio.

To read the full article that appeared on the front page of ThisWeek News, click on the image of the newspaper to the right. 

ThisWeek also shot some videos around the neurological rehabiliation area.  To see those, click the links below:

What is a functional home?

Simulated workshop

Using video games to rehabilitate