Take heart: Cardiac Rehab is a surefire way to speed recovery

People often think of short-term rehab for knee and hip replacement. But for those recuperating from heart attacks, bypass surgery, and even angioplasty, cardiac rehab at a well- equipped facility like The Nathaniel Witherell, which offers sub-acute care, is an excellent option to speed a healthy recovery. Physicians often prescribe cardiac rehab within a month…

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Sepsis Care: A Witherell Specialty

Time and treatment are critical when caring for someone with sepsis—the body’s life-threatening response to infection that can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and even death. But once someone survives sepsis, the journey is often not over. For that reason, the Witherell’s Sepsis Care Program is an important resource for patients, physicians, and hospital…

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The Witherell Meets the Needs of an Aging Greenwich

There’s much to love about the Town of Greenwich. In fact, Greenwich is so beloved that now more than ever, Greenwich’s senior population is opting to age right here in town, gracefully. It might surprise some to know that 18% of Greenwich’s citizens are 65 or older.  In fact, we are home to more seniors…

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Nathaniel Witherell Offers Excellent Post-Hospitalization Acute Care

When patients are hospitalized, the goal of the hospital staff is to facilitate a full and complete recovery. But, sending a patient home too soon could result in re-hospitalization. Extending a patient’s hospital stay to ensure full recovery is costly and can put patients at risk for hospital acquired infections. The Nathaniel Witherell’s short term…

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When a Geriatric Nurse Becomes Her Parents’ Caregiver: A Q&A with Hildy Sheinbaum, RN

At some point, many adult children find themselves caring for their parents just as their parents once cared for them. While this new role can be rewarding—a chance to build even stronger bonds—it can also very challenging. Recently, we had the pleasure of speaking with Hildy Sheinbaum, RN, a geriatric nurse care manager, about the…

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When Choosing Skilled Nursing Care: Don’t Delay

Making the decision to move a family member to a skilled nursing facility is tough in normal circumstances, but during a pandemic, it’s even more challenging. One worries about the health and safety of loved ones, and about the possibility of not being able to visit. But, keeping a family member at home when they…

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Paving the Road to Recovery: The Witherell’s Discharge Team

When a patient enters the Witherell’s top rated, state-of-the-art short-term rehabilitation facility, our discharge planning team is already at work. This forward-thinking team knows that although discharge may be weeks away, the most important way to ensure recovery and prevent rehospitalization is to have a plan in place from the outset. “We actually begin the…

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The Nathaniel Witherell Hailed as “High Performing” by U.S. News & World Report!

Well, we’ve done it again! The Witherell’s Short-Term Rehabilitation unit has earned a “High Performing” Short-Term Rehabilitation ranking from U.S. News & World Report for the second year in a row since the rating was first launched in 2018-19. With the release of the 2020-21 rankings, The Witherell once again claims a top spot for…

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The Witherell Welcomes Dr. Laura Gruber to our Medical Team

We’re pleased to herald the arrival of Dr. Laura Gruber, a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist (physiatrist), to our medical team. Dr. Gruber specializes in helping patients minimize pain while maximizing function and independence after injury or surgery. Dr. Gruber is affiliated with National Health Rehabilitation, a national organization of physiatrists, and takes over for…

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