Community Health Network began treating inpatient rehabilitation patients 35 years ago at Community Hospital East. Named for August “Bud” Hook, owner of the former Hook drug store chain, Hook Rehab was the first inpatient rehab center in the state of Indiana.
Hook Rehab offers a comprehensive program dedicated to providing the rehabilitation of individuals who sustain physical disabilities and/or cognitive disabilities. It primarily services patients with brain injury, stroke and spinal cord injuries. It offers the most comprehensive continuum for brain injury rehabilitation in the state, including acute, neurobehavioral and outpatient day treatment programs. Hook Rehab also has the only semi-independent living home in Indiana, allowing patients with brain injury to transition to a home environment, while undergoing intensive daily outpatient therapies.
Tim Hoffer suffered a brain injury in 2006 after falling from a golf cart and fracturing his skull. He was transferred from his Fort Wayne home to Hook Rehab in Indianapolis to undergo both inpatient and outpatient therapies. During this process, Tim also lived in the semi-independent living home since his family resided in Fort Wayne and his therapy was taking place in Indianapolis. “I was dealt a traumatic adversity in life. The professionals at Hook cared for me and worked with me to achieve my goals and ambitions. I thank them for giving me my life back,” said Hoffer.
Hook Rehab also maintains continuing support for patients and families as they reintegrate back home and into their communities. Some of the programs offered include the stroke support group, Hook Athletics and the peer visitor program.
“We are very excited that Hook Rehab is celebrating this large milestone,” said Doug Beebe, executive director. “Our success is due to the exceptional care provided by our board-certified physicians and dedicated staff members.”
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