Center for Outpatient Services
In 1955, Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital opened it's Preschool Program for children with disabilities. Virginia Creech was instrumental in seeing this dream come true. The main hospital was focused on treating patients with Polio. As time went on and the need for a hospital for strickly polio patients was no longer necessary, the hospital began expanding its scope of services.
While the inpatient units were expanding and specializing in the treatment strokes, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries and orthopedic needs, outpatient was changing as well. The outpatient area began providing outpatient therapy services to adults and children in the early 1980's once they finished their inpatient stay or the children graduated from preschool. Outpatient clinics were added and in 1988 a large wing was added to the hospital to allow space to meet the outpatient needs. A therapeutic pool was added as well.
As the demand grew, Cardinal Hill began providing services for patients with work injuries and other orthopedic injuries. Other outpatient programs that were added included Adult Day Health, Wellness Programs, and Aquatic Programs to name a few.
In 1997, the Lyman V. Ginger Pediatric Center was opened. The second floor provides space for outpatient children requiring PT, OT and/or SLP while the first floor is used for childcare.
The most recent addition to our outpatient programs is Home Care. We provide services for Fayette, Franklin, Madison, Jessamine, and Woodford counties.