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Glancy Rehabilitation Center Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

10.24.2008

Duluth, Ga.—Glancy Rehabilitation Center celebrated two decades of service on Wednesday, October 22, with a reception on the front lawn of The Glancy Campus in Duluth.

Guests, including former patients and staff members, toured the freshly renovated campus for the first hour of the afternoon. Glancy Rehab Director Mona Lippitt, Gwinnett Medical Center Executive Vice President and COO Jeff Nowlin and Gwinnett Medical Center–Duluth Senior Vice President/Administrator Lea Bay then spoke about the Glancy Campus’ past, present and future.  The celebration concluded with Duluth City Councilman and Mayor Pro Tem Jim Dugan proclaiming the day “Glancy Rehabilitation Center Day.”

“In 1988, when I first came to Gwinnett County, it was the fastest growing county in the country.  I saw there was a need for comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation services, so I decided to approach Gwinnett Medical Center about developing a program” said Sunil Bhole, MD.

As a result of his passionate proposal, Glancy Rehab opened in 1988 on the campus of the now-closed Joan Glancy Memorial Hospital. His commitment to excellence in rehabilitative care has earned the facility CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) Accreditation and the  designation as a Stroke Specialty Program. In 2006, Gwinnett Medical Center became the first hospital system in Georgia to have a fully-accredited stroke continuum of care. “These accomplishments would not have been possible without Glancy’s exceptional, dedicated staff,” said Bhole. His leadership has enabled the facility to continue to help survivors of illness and injury return to their daily lives.

In the last two decades, the rehabilitation industry has seen many changes, including patients’ length of stay decreasing from months to weeks. Patients are returning to their lives faster largely due to the intensive rehabilitation  provided by Glancy’s dedicated staff.

“I want to ensure that our reputation for excellence in rehab care will continue to spread. We touch so many lives and they have no idea how much they touch ours,” said Lippitt. “We plan on being around for at least another 20 years to provide the level of care that this community deserves.”

Glancy Rehabilitation Center provides comprehensive rehabilitation services to survivors of life-changing illnesses or injuries, including stroke, brain injury and multiple trauma.  In an effort to meet the growing needs of this community and to continue to provide the quality of service patients deserve, Glancy recently expanded to occupy two floors and now includes:

  • All private patient rooms
  • Innovative rehab, including therapy with the LiteGait TM Assisted Mobility Device and the Saeboflex TM Functional Tone Management Program
  • Fully-equipped 4,000 square foot therapy gym with skylights
  • Healing garden, putting green, day room, labyrinth  and chapel
  • Therapeutic recreation clinic  with the “Glancy Grocery,” a store that allows patients to practice independent living skills in a simulated environment
  • Activities of daily living suite that allows patients to practice cooking, washing, grooming, etc.

“The renovation allowed GRC to expand to all-private rooms, which provides greater comfort for our patients and their families, including increased privacy during family visits, treatment sessions and physician visits,” Lippitt said.

For more information about Glancy Rehabilitation Center’s programs and services, please visit www.gwinnettmedicalcenter.org or call 678-312-6000.

About Gwinnett Medical Center
Gwinnett Medical Center is a not-for-profit healthcare network providing high quality facilities and services to Gwinnett and the surrounding community. With over 4,300 employees and 800 physicians, GMC provided care in 2007 to over 400,000 patients. In 2007, Gwinnett Medical Center launched Project PATH—to plan, advance and transform healthcare in Gwinnett County.