CEO Athan Olivier had a vision to fill a niche in the healthcare market by providing “quality, not quantity” of care. When the old Teche Specialty Hospital was closing in 2009, he stepped in quickly to make his dream a reality by restructuring, rehiring and revamping until the new Iberia Rehabilitation Hospital emerged to take its place.
In September 2015, wanting to expand their care into a larger market, a new division of the hospital, Acadiana Rehabilitation, was established in Youngsville, La.
This new location is a free-standing facility and has 16 private rooms with 24-hour inpatient nursing care providing physical rehabilitation, which caters to the majority of their patients who are recovering from a stroke or motor vehicle accident.
“In order to maximize our patient’s potential, it is extremely important to maximize their therapy while they are here,” Olivier says.
Acadiana Rehabilitation specializes in physical, speech and occupational therapies, to send their patients home as independent as their diagnoses and progress permits.
In the spirit of quality care, Olivier, who is a nurse himself, says the same rehabilitation nurses and support staff are used for continuity and comfort, focusing on individual needs by striving to improve the quality of each and every patient’s life.
The hospital provides clinical therapeutic rehabilitative interventions, at the same time fostering family involvement, providing nutritional screening and services, and state of the art amenities–all with a personal touch.
Their medical staff is outstanding and includes physiatry (physical medicine), internal medicine, and other specialties: Drs. Stuart Begnaud, Max Lamarché, Cesar Ramirez, and Federico Del Toro.
Medicare is the predominant insurance coverage; a typical stay is 14 days.