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Decatur, IL 62526

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Specialty Programs

Complex Respiratory Program- Ventilator and Tracheostomy Care

Symphony of Lincoln offers a personalized respiratory care plan that addresses the needs of sub acute pulmonary patients who require advanced clinical support. This program bridges the gap between hospitalization and the return home.

Symphony of Decatur's multi-disciplinary staff is dedicated to clinical excellence. By efficiently combining respiratory care, nutritional management and diverse therapies we can help maximize our guests’ individual outcomes. 

Our goal is to provide pulmonary care and rehabilitative services for our guests’ complex, but stable, medical and nursing needs. Aggressive weaning is an integral component of our protocol. The results are intended to strengthen our guests’ overall health status and maximize their independence and autonomy.

We do this by integrating our technological capabilities with the professional support of our Complex Respiratory Care team. The team consists of Pulmonologists, Respiratory Therapists, a Clinical Registered Nurse Coordinator, attending Primary Care Physicians, respiratory-trained Nurses, respiratory-trained Nursing Assistants, Rehabilitation Therapists, a Social Worker and a Dietitian/Nutritionist.

The Respiratory and Ventilator Unit at Symphony of Decatur is designed to help:

  • Acute and chronic respiratory patients
  • Ventilator weanable patients
  • Patients with complex respiratory involvement
  • Tracheostomy management

It is also suitable for the treatment of a number of medical conditions, including:

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Cardiovascular Accident (CVA)
  • Chronic Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Post-operation procedures
  • Emphysema
  • Aggressive wound care management 

The range of treatments Symphony of Decatur provides include:

  • Goal setting ventilator weaning
  • Arterial blood gases drawn on site
  • Pulse oximeter monitoring
  • Suctioning and respiratory treatments
  • Specialized equipment and devices to promote independence
  • Monitoring and assessment of neurological status
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapies
  • Aerosol and nebulizer treatments

Interventional Oncology Program

James Wade M.D. - Oncology Program - Decatur, ILSymphony of Decatur is proud to offer an Interventional Oncology Program under the Medical Leadership of James Wade III, M.D. This innovative program has been specifically designed for patients suffering from cancer and other oncology diagnoses who may be receiving radiation or chemotherapy and need help with symptom management and rehabilitation. This program features:

  • Specific protocols for management of pain, nausea and shortness of breath
  • Consultations by a Board Certified Oncologist
  • Wound care
  • Nutritional support by a Registered Dietician
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapy available up to 7-days a week
  • Specially-trained staff in the management of oncology patients  

Heart for Life Cardiac Care Program

Theodore Addai M.D. - Cardiac Care - Decatur, ILPrarier CardiovascularOur Heart for Life Cardiac Care Program, under the medical leadership of Theodore Addai, M.D. of Prairie Cardiovascular, promotes optimum health for those recovering from heart disease and/or cardiac-related surgery. The goal of the program is to limit the physical effects of cardiac illness and improve cardiovascular fitness and overall health. All Symphony of Decatur cardiac patients receive a program designed specifically for them. Each of these customized programs is supervised and implemented by a team of cardiac specialists, including Physicians, Nurses, Occupational and Physical Therapists and consulting nutritional and psychological professionals. 

Orthopedic Rehabilitation

The Orthopedic Rehabilitation Program at Symphony of Decatur is one of the most comprehensive programs available. It offers our guests all the therapeutic, clinical and technical resources needed to address a wide range of orthopedic conditions, including:

  • Joint replacement
  • Fractures
  • Cervical and lumbar injuries
  • Arthritis and osteoporosis
  • Amputations

Using a team approach to care, we utilize individual therapies, pain management, strength, balance and mobility training, biomechanical re-education, joint protection and other techniques to restore our guests to their optimum level of functional independence. 

S.T.A.T. Program- Stabilize, Treat, Assess and Transition

Dr. Bukhari - S.T.A.T. Program - Decatur, ILOur S.T.A.T. Program, led by Faisal Bukhari, M.D., is modeled off hospital based Transitional Care Units (TCU’s) that focus on smooth transitions from hospital to skilled nursing.

The program works towards preventing 30-day hospital readmissions by having more frequent consultations by physicians and nurse practitioners, increased nurse and nurse aid ratios, and more frequent monitoring of vital signs.

National research shows that unnecessary 30-day readmissions can be prevented by a TCU model that focuses on proactive medical rounding and staff training and education.

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