Healthsouth Bakersfield To Host Open House During National Rehabilitation Week


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – HealthSouth Bakersfield Rehabilitation Hospital will join rehabilitation providers across the nation Sept. 21-27 in celebration of National Rehabilitation Week by hosting an open house on Thursday, Sept. 25 from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.

The open house will provide opportunities for guests, medical professionals, and former patients and their families to tour the hospital, discover the services and technologies available, and learn about the hospital’s 20-bed expansion that will open in March 2015. In addition, former patients will share their stories of overcoming challenges and regaining independence after an illness or injury. Live music and refreshments will be provided.

“Getting patients to their destination of independence is our mission at HealthSouth Bakersfield,” said Martha Samora, CEO of HealthSouth Bakersfield. “National Rehabilitation Week provides a great opportunity for our hospital to honor how much each of our patients have accomplished since their injury or illness. We invite the community to join us to learn of the successes that rehabilitation brings to patients at our hospital every day.”

National Rehabilitation Week was established in 1976 to create awareness of people with disabilities and promote the benefits of rehabilitation. In 1990, a presidential proclamation designated the third week of September as National Rehabilitation Week, which has grown to include more than 7,000 organizations.

Questions about the open house event can be directed to Genevieve Branco, director of marketing, at 661 864-4053.

About HealthSouth Bakersfield Rehabilitation Hospital
HealthSouth Bakersfield Rehabilitation Hospital is a 66-bed (soon to be 86-bed) inpatient rehabilitation hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation services. Serving patients throughout Bakersfield, Calif. and surrounding communities, the hospital is located at 5001 Commerce Dr. and on the Web at

About HealthSouth
HealthSouth is the nation’s largest owner and operator of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals in terms of patients treated and discharged, revenues and number of hospitals. Operating in 28 states across the country and in Puerto Rico, HealthSouth serves patients through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, outpatient rehabilitation satellite clinics and home health agencies. HealthSouth’s hospitals provide a higher level of rehabilitative care to patients who are recovering from conditions such as stroke and other neurological disorders, cardiac and pulmonary conditions, brain and spinal cord injuries, complex orthopedic conditions, and amputations. HealthSouth can be found on the Web at