Myrtle Beach, SC - Grand Strand Health has expanded its services to include an inpatient rehabilitation center at Grand Strand Medical Center. The 24-bed facility opened on April 16. Patients will remain close to home while being treated by a team of professionals that will help them recover to their pre-hospitalization level of function and mobility.

"Last year, more than 500 patients were transferred out of Horry County to other inpatient rehabilitation centers," said Mark Sims, CEO of Grand Strand Health. "This facility will offer those who have been critically ill or injured the ability to stay near family and friends during their recovery which has proven to aid in speeding a successful recovery."

The new inpatient rehabilitation center will help patients overcome functional limitations brought on by injury or illness through three or more hours of therapy a day. The 24,320 square-foot center features 24 private patient rooms, a spacious gym and a private dining room. Our care team includes specially trained physicians, nurses, speech language pathologists, physical and occupational therapists and medical social workers.

"After an injury, surgery or health crisis, we know how important it is for our patients to return to their daily activities as much as possible," said Inpatient Rehabilitation Program Director Cynthia D'Egidio. "Our therapies use the latest techniques and technologies that are designed to help patients regain function, independence and a high quality of life."

Common medical conditions that often require inpatient rehabilitation are:

  • Amputations
  • Brain injury
  • Hip fracture
  • Multiple trauma
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Stroke