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Helen Hayes Hospital

1-888-70-REHAB

Route 9W
West Haverstraw, NY 10993

Inpatient Physical Rehabilitation

“Mom” is a word that holds many meanings, same to all but different to everyone. When I think of what “Mom” means to me, I am flooded with thoughts of the following: Mom is my livelihood, my world, and my everything. Mom is my companion, my friend, and my role model. Mom is my past experience, my […]

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Posted On: June 17, 2016

CARF International has announced that Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw, NY has been accredited for a period of three years. The latest accreditation is the sixth consecutive three-year accreditation that the international accrediting body has awarded to the specialty physical rehabilitation hospital. Helen Hayes Hospital has received this accreditation for 13 rehabilitation programs, one […]

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Posted On: January 7, 2016

Looking ahead to 2016 and beyond As we prepare to open the door on a new year, I know I speak for everyone at Helen Hayes Hospital in saying we stand ready to care for each and every patient who turns to us for treatment. We all know how suddenly lives can change – a […]

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Posted On: January 7, 2016

In my travels around Rockland and Orange and Bergen Counties, I find that many people know about Helen Hayes Hospital, and the excellent rehabilitation services it provides. Some (of a certain age) know who Helen Hayes MacArthur was (hint-First Lady of the American Theater). But very few seem to be familiar with the Helen Hayes […]

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Posted On: December 15, 2015

Why Inpatient Rehabilitation after a total hip or knee replacement verses just going home from the acute care hospital? This seems to be a question that comes up within the rehabilitation community. From working first hand on the inpatient orthopedic unit at Helen Hayes Hospital, a number of reasons come to mind. First, achieve faster, […]

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Posted On: November 9, 2015

People can get infections in hospitals and other healthcare settings while being treated for another condition. Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are a threat to patient safety. Patients have an important role in preventing infections. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has come up with recommendations for patients to help prevent healthcare-associated infections. Here are six ways […]

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Posted On: October 19, 2015

Mike is going home today. I remember the day I met Mike, as he lay quietly in bed, attired in his hospital gown. He really didn’t say much. I thought he was a quiet fellow. He didn’t move around much either, at least not his arms and legs. In an unusual contrast, his head was […]

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Posted On: October 7, 2015

It’s an exciting time to be the new Chief Medical Officer of a rehabilitation hospital. Healthcare payment and delivery reform is accelerating and the role of rehabilitation within new delivery models is being defined. As healthcare costs increase, payers are experimenting with new payment models that reward value, rather than volume, and are encouraging providers […]

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Posted On: August 26, 2015

A healthy heart beats roughly 100,000 times a day and pumps about five quarts of blood each minute, or 75 gallons every hour. Its job is to supply the body with oxygen rich blood. Blood is pumped through the heart’s four chambers with the help of four heart valves. These heart valves open when the […]

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Posted On: August 7, 2015

The SubAcute Rehabilitation unit at Helen HayesHospital offers an array of services to patients in need of short- term rehabilitation care before returning home. It offers a less intense level of rehabilitation care, developed to meet a broad range of patient needs. The hospital’s SubAcute unit is well suited for individuals who may not be […]

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Posted On: July 6, 2015