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Frazier Rehab Institute is a comprehensive rehabilitation system with a mission to help those impaired by accident or illness to realize their highest level of independence, productivity, social adjustment and self-esteem. It does this by providing an impressive array of inpatient and outpatient services for people ranging in age from infancy to senior adulthood. The system offers services in 20 locations including a 135-bed hospital in Louisville’s Downtown Medical Center. Frazier Rehab Institute also operates Southern Indiana Rehab Hospital, a 60-bed inpatient hospital (owned in partnership with Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services and Clark Memorial Hospital).
Frazier Rehab offers a multitude of specialty programs to meet the specialized rehab needs of patients, including: acute care rehab, aquatic therapy, a community wellness facility, a brain injury program, a movement disorder clinic, pulmonary rehab and a sports medicine program, among other services.
Frazier Rehab Institute’s sixty-year history began in in 1950 when Amelia Brown Frazier, left ailing and in need of rehabilitation from a car accident in 1929, was traveling once again to New York to receive care at the Rusk Institute, a leader in the then-emerging field of physical medicine and rehab. As a woman of vision saddened that the very best was not available in Kentucky, she set out to create a comparable facility in her hometown. Using her substantial personal wealth and influence, she was the catalyst for the creation of The Rehabilitation Center, Inc. in 1951. In 1984, the name was changed to the Amelia Brown Frazier Rehabilitation Center to honor her leadership. In 1994, following a long relationship with UofL Health - Jewish Hospital, Frazier Rehab Institute merged with UofL Health - Jewish Hospital HealthCare Services.
Frazier Rehab Institute is part of UofL Health, one of the largest health systems in Kentucky with more than 200 locations including hospitals, outpatient facilities and physician offices, and more than 3,100 licensed beds. An 18-member volunteer board of directors governs UofL Health, its facilities and operations, including Frazier Rehab Institute, with this purpose:
During 2015-2016, Frazier Rehab Institute conducted a community health needs assessment (CHNA) to support its mission to enhance the health of people in the communities it serves by identifying health needs in these communities and prioritizing the allocation of hospital resources to meet those needs. Additionally, the completion of this report and subsequent approval and adoption by the UofL Health Board of Directors complies with CHNA requirements mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 and federal tax-exemption requirements. This report will be made public and widely-available on or before June 30, 2016 and will cover July 1, 2016-June 30, 2019.
To easily share the information in this CHNA, we have created a one-page infographic to communicate the needs we identified. Please see the links below for the full report and the infographic flier.
Frazier Rehab Institute will use the findings in the community health needs assessment to guide the coordinated efforts in addressing the identified health priorities. The efforts to address these identified health priorities will be described in an accompaniment to this document known as the Frazier Rehab Institute’s Implementation Strategies. This will be made public and widely available no later than November 15, 2016 and will guide work through June 30, 2019.