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Inpatient and Outpatient Therapy

Inpatient and Outpatient Therapy

Acute Care Inpatient Services

Our therapy services staff provides physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech/language pathology to those patients in the hospital setting. Therapy is provided in the patient’s room as well as a large gym area located on the 1st floor of the Lufkin hospital that also includes two full body whirlpool tubs for wound care, stairs, and parallel bars.

The rehabilitation unit strives to meet the needs of our patients and their families through:

  • Individualized interdisciplinary assessment, diagnosis, treatment, education and training for patient, family, and/or provider

  • A caring, compassionate and vigorous environment toward achieving maximum level of ability

  • A coordinated team approach

  • Referral sources for appropriate community resources and programs

  • Effective research-based practices

  • Large gym area that includes kitchen area for those patients with ADL (activities of daily living) needs

  • 12-bed unit with a transitional room for training

Inpatient and Outpatient Therapy

Outpatient Therapy CENTER

Offering a wide range of rehabilitation services, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy for adults and children, the Outpatient Therapy Center has helped thousands of patients take control of their lives following a debilitating injury or disease.  

The new state-of-the-art facility is located at 1301 West Frank Street in Lufkin in the former VA (Veteran’s Administration) Clinic.  The 14,000-square-foot center was completely renovated and designed with therapy in mind.   In fact, the center was designed to enhance the overall healing process with the use of soothing colors and soft lighting. The Outpatient Therapy Center features a 5,000-square-foot gym and hand therapy clinic equipped with the latest in therapy equipment and a heated therapeutic pool.  Additionally, the new site offers convenient parking and a covered “drop off” area for patients.

The center specializes in treating each patient individually.  For patients recovering from stroke and other neurological conditions, neuro-developmental techniques are offered; multi-disciplined, comprehensive interventions are utilized for young children experiencing developmental delays, and the therapists have vast experience in working with autistic children.  

Formerly known as the Wilson McKewen Rehabilitation, the Center was created in the mid 1950s by the Angelina County Society for Crippled Children and Adults.  Shortly thereafter, Wilson McKewen, a Lufkin civic leader, worked with the Angelina County Lion’s Club and the Angelina County Mounted Patrol to raise funds to construct a new treatment facility.  Following the unexpected death of Mr. McKewen in 1966, the structure was renamed in his honor—The Wilson McKewen Treatment Center.  After a significant growth in services through the years, the center merged with CHI St. Luke's Health Memorial — making it the largest provider for comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation services in the area.