BOCA RATON, FL – May 1, 2017 – Officials at Boca Raton Regional Hospital today announced the opening of
its new, $14 million Gloria Drummond Physical Rehabilitation Institute
(GDPRI). The 37,500 square-foot facility was created out of a lead gift
from Elaine J. Wold and other philanthropic support, and is named after
the Hospital’s founder, Gloria Drummond. It replaces what was formerly
Boca Regional’s Davis Therapy Centers.
“This is yet another stellar advance in our clinical capabilities
and the transformation of our campus from a facilities standpoint,”
said Jerry Fedele, President and CEO at Boca Regional. “The Institute
presents an outstanding amalgam of programs, technology and expertise,
all in a patient-centric environment that is most inviting.”
The GDPRI offers an impressive spectrum of services that includes wound
care with three hyperbaric oxygen therapy chambers; an accredited diabetes
education and nutrition program; an ostomy care clinic; musculoskeletal
physical and occupational therapy; cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation
and in conjunction with the Hospital’s Marcus Neuroscience Institute,
a robust neurological rehabilitation program with expanded therapeutic
offerings for stroke, brain and spinal cord injury, Parkinson’s
Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, imbalance disorders and speech therapy.
The Institute is an important component of Boca Regional’s Sports
Medicine Program, which also provides care to Florida Atlantic and Lynn
“With all our programs at the Institute, we place a premium on multi-disciplinary
collaboration,” said Mindy Shikiar, Vice President for Ambulatory
Services at the Hospital. “Our physicians, therapists, nurses, nutritionists
and exercise physiologists have created integrated treatment programs
and ensure that a patient’s family members and personal physician
are true partners in the care being provided.”
The latest and most advanced physical rehabilitation technology is a strong
suit of the Gloria Drummond Physical Rehabilitation Institute. Leading
this array is the Bioness Vector, an over-ground gait and safety system
where patients are secured in a comfortable harness that is suspended
from an overhead robotic trolley that moves with them during therapy.
This eliminates the risk of falling and provides an unmatched sense of
security and confidence during challenging treatment regimens.
The Institute also now offers an aquatic therapy pool, an anti-gravity
treadmill, a computerized speech lab and movement training with functional
“Our goal is to return individuals who have been affected by injury
or illness to the highest level of well-being and independent function
as possible,” said Genie Lieberman, Director of the Institute. “Considering
the caliber of our staff, equipment and environment, we have the utmost
confidence in achieving just that for those who turn to us for care.”
About Boca Raton Regional Hospital – Advancing the boundaries of medicine.
Boca Raton Regional Hospital is an advanced, tertiary medical center (BRRH.com) with 400 beds and more than 800 primary and specialty physicians on staff.
The Hospital is a recognized leader in oncology, cardiovascular disease
and surgery, minimally invasive surgery, orthopedics, women’s health,
emergency medicine and the neurosciences, all of which offer state-of-the-art
diagnostic and imaging capabilities. The Hospital is a designated Comprehensive
Stroke Center by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA).
Boca Raton Regional Hospital was recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s
2016 - 2017 Best Hospitals listing as a Top Ranked Regional Hospital in
the South Florida metropolitan area and the highest ranked hospital in
Palm Beach County. For the second year in a row, Boca Regional earned
the 2016/2017 Consumer Choice Award by National Research Corporation (NRC).
Boca Regional was the only hospital in Palm Beach County to earn such
a distinction. Boca Raton Regional Hospital was also the recipient of
the 2014 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ for
10 years running and was named one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals
in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, both by Healthgrades®.
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