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Security Bank, Hoese family provide support for GRHS remodeling

Glencoe Regional Health Services (GRHS) has accepted a $311,000 gift from Security Bank & Trust Co. and the Hoese Family to support a remodeling project in its hospital transitional care unit. The project includes a new patient and family lounge as well as treatment and equipment rooms for respiratory therapy services.
“High quality health care is a critical asset to any community. Security Bank & Trust Co. is pleased that our donation will help Glencoe Regional Health Services provide excellent care and a comfortable environment to patients who might otherwise have to recover from a serious injury or illness far from home,” said Gale Hoese, president of Security Bank & Trust Co.
Transitional care provides a step between an acute care hospital stay and home for patients who need complex medical care to recover from surgery, stroke, severe infection or trauma. At GRHS, transitional care patients receive up to three hours a day of rehabilitation care that may include physical therapy, occupational therapy, or speech-language therapy. Many also require tube feeding, IV medications or specialized care for wounds. Some patients require respiratory therapy care for a tracheostomy or weaning from an assistive device such as a ventilator.
GRHS’ transitional care program is based on a highly successful model developed for 11 rural hospitals in the Mayo Clinic Health System. Since the program began in May 2014, 80 percent of patients cared for in the GRHS transitional care unit have been able to return to independent living after discharge. When surveyed, these patients gave GRHS an average of 4.75 out of 5 stars for providing excellent care.
“The length of stay for patients in transitional care can range from several days to more than three months. That’s a long time to spend in the hospital. They need a comfortable space to relax and pursue leisure activities while they recover, as well as a place to visit with their friends and family members,” explained GRHS Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Jon Braband. “Building a patient and family lounge with the help of Security Bank and Trust Co. will help GRHS better meet the unique needs of longer-stay patients.”

For more, see the July 15 print edition of The Chronicle.