Lafayette rehab hospital celebrates one-year anniversary

Lafayette Rehabilitation Hospital celebrates one-year anniversary on Tuesday, March 12, 2014. (WLFI Photo)
Lafayette Rehabilitation Hospital celebrates one-year anniversary on Tuesday, March 12, 2014. (WLFI Photo)

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – A Lafayette hospital celebrates its one-year anniversary Wednesday.

Lafayette Regional Rehabilitation Hospital started accepting patients last March and continues to grow. The 20,000 square foot facility is the area’s first rehab hospital.

CEO Dennis Schnepp said the facility is a transition point between urgent care at a traditional hospital and being able to return home.

Patients include those with spinal or head injuries. Schnepp said they’re currently working to develop a stroke program. However, he said it’s much more than just physical therapy.

“We celebrate every discharged patient,” Schnepp explained. “We line the hallways and we call it a priority one and cheer as the patients walk out of the hospital. And a lot of tears are involved when that happens.”

Community members are invited to attend the hospital’s one-year anniversary party Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the hospital located at 950 Park East Blvd., Lafayette.

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