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Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific Charity Profile
Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific (REHAB) is the only acute-care medical rehabilitation organization serving Hawaii. For more than 56 years, the 100-bed, not-for-profit hospital and outpatient clinics on Oahu and the Big Island have been dedicated to providing comprehensive medical rehabilitation services.
Each year, REHAB treats more than 5,500 patients recovering from strokes, brain injury, spinal cord injury, orthopedic injuries, sports injuries and those individuals requiring general rehabilitation. Services to patients include physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy.
REHAB accepts referrals from acute care hospitals and other healthcare organizations. Our team of professionals can help the patient achieve his or her fullest potential. After inpatient treatment, nearly 90 percent of our patients are able to return to a home setting. After outpatient treatment, many return to work and/or other community activities with improved function. REHAB is accredited by the Joint Commission as an acute specialty hospital in physical rehabilitation. First known as the Rehabilitation Center of Hawaii, the hospital was established in 1953 by the Kauikeolani-Children's Hospital Foundation to serve the needs of physically disabled people residing in Hawaii including polio-stricken children.
In 1969 the Center was renamed the Pacific Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine and in 1975 separated from Children's Hospital to become an independent, not-for-profit hospital specializing exclusively in rehabilitation medicine. It was renamed the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific. Most people know us today as REHAB.
In the early 1980's, REHAB developed specialized programs with treatment teams to serve individuals with physical and cognitive disabilities from injury, disease, and/or congenital causes. Patients that are admitted enter an appropriate program (i.e. stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury, etc.). These programs use a multi-disciplinary team approach. Disciplines include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, rehab nursing, recreational therapy, social services, physician and psychology services.
During the 1980's REHAB also established outpatient clinics in convenient neighborhood locations on Oahu to offer comprehensive outpatient services. The goal of outpatient services is to maximize independence for individuals who have physical or cognitive disabilities resulting from injury or disease. Services were expanded to include the injured worker. During the 1990's, outpatient clinics were established on Maui and Hawaii.
Today, Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific continues our commitment to providing the highest quality services that offer dignity and hope to people with disabilities - enabling them to live independent, productive and fulfilling lives.
Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific Volunteer Information
Gifts to the REHAB Foundation enable us to purchase the latest in technology and equipment to treat our patients, capital improvement projects, education programs, support groups, charity care, and educational scholarships for our clinicians.
Here are ways you can contribute:
Cash and checks are the easiest way to donate or donate through our secure site: Online Donations.
Securities may be donated in the form of stocks and bonds. Gifts of appreciated securities may be transferred to REHAB Foundation to provide tax savings to the donor.
The Millennium Club is composed of a committed group of friends who recognize the importance of having an excellent rehabilitation facility in Hawaii. These individuals have made 10-year pledges to REHAB so we can continue to provide our patients with quality care.
Planned Giving at REHAB can be done in a variety of ways: Life Insurance, IRA or Pension Plan; Real Estate; Wills & Bequests; Charitable Remainder Trust; Charitable Gift Annuity; Charitable Lead Trust; Retained Life Estate. The Hope Society was created to recognize those meaningful contributions that help provide hope to our patients. These visionary individuals have made a commitment to the benefits of medical rehabilitation and their hope will link us to a better tomorrow.
Memorial Gifts are living tributes made in honor of a deceased friend or loved one.
Honorary Gifts are made in honor of a colleague, friend or relative.
Corporate Matching Gifts can double your gift giving to REHAB Foundation through an employer's matching gift.