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U.S. News & World Report Names The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis Among Best Hospitals for Rehabilitation in 2023-2024

12/04/23

The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis, an affiliate of BJC HealthCare and Encompass Health, has been named by U.S. News & World Report to its 2023-2024 list of Best Hospitals. The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis ranks #42 nationally for rehabilitation hospitals.

Jeff Reese named Area CEO within Encompass Health’s Central Region

08/30/23

Jeff Reese has been appointed as area chief executive officer within Encompass Health’s Central Region. In his position as area CEO, Reese will oversee all of the day-to-day operations and patient care and quality at two Missouri hospitals – Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of St. Louis in Central West End and Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of St. Louis in St. Peters – and the Rehabilitation Institute of Southern Illinois in Shiloh.

St. Louis officer heads home after near-death shooting experience

02/22/22

On January 26, 25-year-old Colin Ledbetter who serves as a St. Louis Police Officer was injured in the line of duty and sustained near death injuries. 

More than 80% of patients return home following rehabilitation at The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis.

06/02/21

In an interview with KSDK, Dr. Prateek Grover, medical director at The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis, shares about the goals of inpatient rehabilitation and how the hospital is helping individuals return to their normal lives.

Timothy's story – Keeping art in motion

06/25/19

Collecting sports card and comic books was a regular pastime for Georgia resident Timothy Hill, 65. When he wasn’t working as a a General Motors inspector in St. Charles, Missouri, you could sit with him for hours looking over his collections. On the weekends, you may even catch him bowling, fishing or practicing his strokes in art.

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We're celebrating patient successes during National Stroke Awareness Month! Congratulations to former patient Leena Ruedin, pictured here with her husband, Richard Ruedin, and dog, Mishie Lou. After a long week at work, Leena, a 37-year-old regulatory affairs contractor, and her husband, Richie, were enjoying a quiet Valentine’s Day evening at home in O’Fallon, Mo., until the evening took a sudden turn, changing their lives forever.

- The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis, an affiliation of BJC HealthCare and Encompass Health

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Leena

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Cora Edwards, rehab nursing tech, was presented today with our Employee of the Quarter Award for the first quarter. Nurse Manager Tammiell Gates, Michelle Sago and Chief Nursing Officer Ann Warren presented her with this award. Congratulations Cora!

- The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis, an affiliation of BJC HealthCare and Encompass Health

Cora Edwards

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The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis has partnered with Operation Food Search to promote reducing the risk of stroke through healthy food options as well as provide the community with stroke awareness and education. Donations will be collected throughout the month of May.

- The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis, an affiliation of BJC HealthCare and Encompass Health

Stroke Education and Awareness food search

Hospital happenings

For American Stroke Month, the Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis educated our employees, patients and the community about lowering risk factors for stroke. Audra, our physical therapy manager, provided education on stroke risks, blood pressure screening and stroke risk assessment scorecards to TRISL employees and visitors.

- The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis, an affiliation of BJC HealthCare and Encompass Health

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American Stroke Month

Hospital happenings

Bryon Jefferson, 51, was enjoying an evening out to dinner with his family in St. Charles, Missouri when he and his 10-year-old son spotted a photo booth inside the restaurant. Wanting to preserve the memory, the two decided to take some silly pictures. “All of the sudden, I felt terrible pressure in my chest and I couldn’t breathe,” Bryon said. “My son ran out of the booth to get help; he saved my life.”

- The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis, an affiliation of BJC HealthCare and Encompass Health

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Bryon Jefferson

Hospital happenings

Our occupational therapists were asked: What does occupational therapy mean to you? Describe a time you made a difference by helping a patient pursue increased independence with a meaningful occupation.

- The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis, an affiliation of BJC HealthCare and Encompass Health

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Occupational therapists interview

Hospital happenings

In honor of Stroke Awareness Month, we're celebrating stroke survivor and former patient, Timothy Hill. He's pictured here with one of his nurses, Nila, and and his wife and daughter, Gwendolyn and Monica. Congratulations on your recovery, Timothy!

- The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis, an affiliation of BJC HealthCare and Encompass Health

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Timothy Hill

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