Infinity Rehab Blog

What’s on the Horizon for 2017?

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“Predictions are hard, especially about the future.” Niels Bohr Nobel Laureate in Physics   Some would call it foolish to try to predict how the Trump administration and the 115th Congress will shape health care in 2017, but here it goes anyway! I think it is safe to assume that value-based payment is likely to survive, but it may look different in terms of structure. The HHS secretary-nominee, Dr. Tom Price, is not a fan of mandatory initiatives, such as the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) bundled payment program which began in April last year. The CMS Innovation Center … Continue reading

At the End of Each Workday, I Go Home Feeling Accomplished and Blessed

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As a new occupational therapist graduate, I was so excited to begin my career working for a “big name” rehab company, one that almost everyone in the therapy world had heard of. I was looking forward to having a corporate support system and strong clinical support. Unfortunately, I very quickly realized that this was not at all what I had gotten myself into. Instead, I was being sent back and forth between multiple buildings completing evaluations and supervisory visits with no further mention of the “mentor” I had once been promised. A few years later, I was introduced to Infinity … Continue reading

Why the Infinity Rehab Vision Inspires Me

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  I love our new vision statement!  In just two sentences, the vision captures what we are about, where we are headed, and how we will get there.  I’d like to focus on a few aspects of the vision that are particularly meaningful to me. First, unparalleled quality and value.  We have been talking about quality in healthcare for as long as I’ve been in practice, but seldom have I seen the fortitude, commitment, and razor-sharp focus that is required to achieve true quality in outcomes.  Here at Infinity, we have that determination.  Together, we have laid a foundation for … Continue reading

Infinity Rehab Hires Patrick Hennessy as Quality Implementation Specialist

Patrick Hennessy, PT, MPT, NCS, will oversee the further implementation of quality initiatives designed to enhance patient care, measure outcomes data and continue Infinity Rehab’s trajectory as a leader of post-acute therapy services. Beginning in 2013, Infinity Rehab laid the groundwork in preparation of post-acute care transitioning from a volume-based industry to one that rewards positive patient outcomes. Their efforts to redesign the delivery of therapy services began with research into evidence-based measurement of functional outcomes, treatment interventions, and professional development. This initial phase established the foundation for truly patient-centered care and meeting the goals of health care reform, which … Continue reading

What I Learned When I Left Infinity Rehab

I started at Infinity Rehab early in my career. I switched to Infinity because the job was closer to home; I didn’t know anything about the company and assumed that all rehab companies are the same. I had no idea that it would be the best career decision I have ever made. I started in Bellingham, WA and made my way down to McMinnville, OR, transferring within the company. I recently had to move (yes again) as my husband was starting graduate school. There weren’t any openings with Infinity, so I switched companies. There were so many things about Infinity … Continue reading

Our People and Our Vision

It is no secret that we believe the key to our long-term business success at Infinity Rehab is to focus on developing our people. The key to accomplishing that goal, however, is more complicated than simply stating our intent. This is where our vision statement comes in. As Mike introduced in the Insider last month, our newly-developed vision provides the guidelines for our path. Today, I would like to propose to you a set of directions to lead us all down this path together.  Your awareness of the plan and your buy-in to participating are critical in reaching our vision.  … Continue reading

CHANGE VISION

Mission and values are enduring and should not change from year to year. Infinity Rehab’s haven’t changed for over 13 years and we have no intention of doing so in the coming years. No matter what is going on in the environment around you, mission and values should always serve as true north to an organization.  However, vision can, and should, change with the times and environmental circumstances.  Going into 2015, I felt that health care reform was at a point that required us to have a unifying statement, or vision, that would adequately capture the urgency of why Infinity … Continue reading