Marianjoy Benefits the Community
Specializing in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Founded in 1972, Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital & Clinics, Inc. is a non-profit specialty hospital established by the Franciscan Sisters, Daughters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary of Wheaton, Illinois.
Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital & Clinics are part of Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare system, a religiously sponsored healthcare system. In keeping with the mission of this system, Marianjoy is committed to living out the healing ministry of Jesus by providing exceptional, compassionate and cost effective rehabilitation medicine healthcare and related services that promote the dignity and well-being of the people Marianjoy serves in its community.
Marianjoy is the only inpatient rehabilitation hospital in the far western suburbs of Chicago, and therefore represents only one of three free-standing acute medical rehabilitation hospitals in the Chicago area.
In addition to its inpatient hospital services in Wheaton, Marianjoy also offers rehabilitation services in six counties surrounding DuPage including Cook, Kane, DeKalb, McHenry, Will, and Lake. Marianjoy provides outpatient programs in Wheaton, Oakbrook Terrace, Downers Grove, Oak Park, Aurora, and Palos Heights. Marianjoy also offers medical and rehabilitation management oversight at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Rush Oak Park Hospital. It provides subacute care and rehabilitation programs in Wheaton, Downers Grove, and Palos Heights. Marianjoy Medical Group physicians provide service to patients in more than 30 acute, subacute, and outpatient locations across the greater Chicagoland area.
Serving Children and Adults
Marianjoy uses a multi-disciplinary based approach for the treatment of acute and chronic conditions including stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputation, neuromuscular disorders, and musculoskeletal and orthopedic conditions including joint replacement. Patients are referred to Marianjoy by their physician for rehabilitation services typically following a patient’s acute-care hospital stay in order to improve functional independence.
Marianjoy treats both children and adults with comprehensive levels of care including inpatient, subacute, outpatient, day rehabilitation, and physician clinics. Annually, Marianjoy treats approximately 2,400 patients at its Wheaton inpatient program and managed an additional 48,837 outpatient visits in FY 2011.
Marianjoy’s comprehensive rehabilitation programs and services include the following:
In addition to physical medicine and rehabilitation care, Marianjoy is a community resource and benefits individuals with disabilities and the population at large. Through a wide variety of programs encompassed by Marianjoy, the physicians and clinical staff provide their highly specialized expertise to improve the health of people with disabilities and reduce health disparities.
In keeping specifically with the Healthy People 2020 goals for the nation, the Marianjoy seeks to develop and collaborate with community initiatives that support the following four overarching goals:
Marianjoy Benefits High-Risk Populations and the Community at Large
An estimated 20 percent of the U.S. population is limited by a self-reported disability. Furthermore, individuals with disabilities are at a significantly higher risk of unemployment. Given these facts, Marianjoy benefits the community by addressing the healthcare and related needs of the primary populations it serves, with a special focus on serving those populations with the highest risk of disability, including but not limited to the poor, high-risk children, and older adults.
In accordance with the Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Improve the Health and Wellness of Persons with Disabilities four specific goals for the nation have been set to improve the health and wellness of persons with disabilities.
GOAL 1: People nationwide understand that persons with disabilities can lead long, healthy, productive lives.
GOAL 2: Health care providers have the knowledge and tools to screen, diagnose and treat the whole person with a disability with dignity.
GOAL 3: Persons with disabilities can promote their own good health by developing and maintaining healthy lifestyles.
GOAL 4: Accessible health care and support services promote independence for persons with disabilities.
In response to this Call to Action, Marianjoy seeks to treat the whole person and promotes “ability” awareness by teaching the community to see an individual’s abilities, not just the disability, while ensuring accessible health care and wellness services for persons with disabilities.
The Illinois Disability and Health Partnership has called upon partnerships with state and local agencies, community organizations in public health and disability venues, and individuals and organizations working in the fields of disability advocacy, health promotion, public health, rehabilitation, assistive technology, recreation and other relevant fields to assist in reducing chronic conditions and promoting the health and wellness of people with disabilities.
Marianjoy’s Community Benefit Plan in Action
The key components of Marianjoy’s Community Benefit Plan are as follows:
Marianjoy’s Community Care Program: Marianjoy provides medically necessary health care services to people in the communities it serves; no persons may be denied emergent or urgent care or receive less than the appropriate level of care based on ability to pay.
Charitable Assistance for Assistive Devices Program: Marianjoy provides charitable support to individuals who do not have access to assistive devices or technology. This program is operated out of a center located in Wheaton, Illinois where patients can practice on and learn how to use assistive technology for diverse rehabilitation needs.
Professional Training, Education Clinical Research Activities: Marianjoy’s professional educational programming includes a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) residency program, as well as clinical experiences for students in nursing, allied health professionals, social workers, pharmacists and dieticians. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011, Marianjoy trained 19 residents. Marianjoy clinicians continue to support multi-center research projects and share evidence based best practices with clinicians across the nation in order to cultivate a culture of quality and excellence.
Advocacy: Marianjoy advocates for our patients, the community, and the other individuals living with a disability through a variety of programs, which are designed to encourage those we serve to continue working, living independently, and pursue education. These programs and activities include:
Marianjoy developes a comprehensive Community Benefits Plan annually. For a copy of a complete plan, or if you have any questions regarding Marianjoy Community Benefits, please contact: