A new inpatient physical rehabilitation unit is now accepting patients at South Texas Health System McAllen.

Members of the community toured the unit located on the sixth floor of the hospital on Tuesday.

The inpatient rehab unit boasts 18 beds with incredible views of the city of McAllen while patients receive first class treatment as they recovery from strokes, fractures, brain injuries, and other general debility or condition.

An open house and ribbon cutting included South Texas Health System board members, administrators, and members of the McAllen Chamber of Commerce and RGV Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Former stroke success story and rehab patient, Aristeo Cantu, was also in attendance for the ribbon cutting and shared his experience from last summer when he nearly died from a rupture in his artery which caused bleeding into the brain. The primary stroke certified neuro-endovascular team at South Texas Health System McAllen, ICU staff, and inpatient stroke rehab certified team at South Texas Health System Edinburg all helped to get the teen walking and talking again.

He was happy to share his story and his support of the new inpatient rehab unit now housed inside South Texas Health System McAllen, a Level II Trauma Center.

New patients were admitted to the new unit to begin their rehabilitation journey on Wednesday, June 26th.

The new inpatient physical rehabilitation unit at South Texas Health System McAllen provides the following:

Physical rehabilitation nurses provide 24-hour care

Physical therapy tailored to your needs and goals

Occupational therapy for activities of daily living

Speech therapy to treat speech, swallowing, voice and language deficits

Social workers and case managers who act as your healthcare liaison

Learn more about the facility at mcallenmedicalcenter.com/rehab or call 956-632-4677.