A $6 million expansion of the Memorial Hospital West Outpatient Rehabilitation Center in Pembroke Pines, Fla, part of the Memorial Rehabilitation Institute, was recently unveiled during an open house event at the facility.

According to a news release from Memorial Healthcare System, the new 30,000-square-foot facility now provides a wide variety of medical and rehabilitation options, including the opportunity to continue a supervised exercise program in the adjacent Memorial Fitness Center.

Other additions unveiled, per the release, include a pediatric gym featuring zip lines, swings, monkey bars, a rock climbing wall, steppers, and treadmills to aid children overcoming neurological and medical/surgical issues; as well as a multi-sensory room for children, baby treatment rooms, quiet rooms, and specialized speech and feeding rooms.

The reconfigured adult area, the release says, includes upgraded rehabilitation equipment for cardiovascular, orthopedic, oncology, and sports medicine patients.

“We’re uniquely qualified and equipped to provide family-centered care from an individual’s birth to their golden years,” says Debbie Lessard, the center’s director of rehabilitation services, in the release.

“The facility currently serves more than 300 patients each day, and the additions give us the opportunity to achieve greater outcomes for many more,” Lessard adds.

The center is home to more than 50 physical therapists, many with specialized clinical expertise in advanced areas of physical, occupational, and speech therapy, the release explains. Some of the facility’s improvements were completed earlier this year, according to the release.

Memorial has also reportedly begun a “Return to Sports” program for athletes in the community seeking to reach the “next level” through the use of technology, injury prevention, and proven training methods.

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[Source: Memorial Healthcare System]