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RMCHCS Monthly Update – July 27, 2012

July 27, 2012, Gallup, New Mexico— Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services (RMCHCS) reported that for the first six months of the fiscal year ending June 30, RMCHCS is in the black with a net operating income of $147,000.   However, during the month of June the organization experienced seasonally lower patient volumes and ended the month with an operating loss of $97,000.  “We are not alone in this,” says Gleisner.  “The summer months are usually slow.  In addition, lower reimbursement rates and lower patient volumes are putting a financial stress on smaller hospitals across the nation. We are strategically looking at how we can increase efficiencies at RMCHCS, while continuing to provide the kind of health care services this community deserves.”

Gleisner announced the appointment of Dr. Salam Chalouhi to RMCHCS’ OB-GYN practice at Red Rock Clinic.  Dr. Chalouhi is board-eligible in OB-GYN and is a member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.  She graduated from the Saint Joseph University School of Medicine in Beruit, Lebanon and completed her residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital in New York earlier this year.  RMCHCS has been actively recruiting for new providers and welcomes Dr. Chalouhi, who will begin seeing patients on Monday, July 30.”

RMCHCS provides a number of outpatient services.  Among them is its rehabilitation program, located on the ground floor of the hospital.  Doug Turner, director of rehabilitation services, has been developing the program and has a multidisciplinary department staffed with experienced therapists and technicians.

Physical therapy services are provided by three, full-time doctorate level providers with broad based experiences.   “We have an excellent team that is very knowledgeable and is experiencing high success rates with our patients,” says Turner.  RMCHCS’ physical therapists can treat all orthopedic, pain and movement dysfunctions.   In addition to adult and pediatric physical therapy, RMCHCS also offers neuromuscular, strengthening training and spinal physical therapy.  RMCHCS rehabilitation program also includes cardiac rehab as well as occupational and speech therapy.

“We have made significant improvements in our referral process,” says Turner.  Patients need a referral from their provider and can get in for an initial evaluation within 24 – 48 business hours.  The department accepts all insurance types and handles insurance authorizations and benefit information for its patients.  RMCHCS is pleased to offer rehabilitation services of this high quality to the community.