Through the 1980’s, Straith Memorial Hospital specialized in Plastic, Reconstructive and Podiatric Surgery. In 1986, with an ever increasing staff of Ophthalmic Surgeons, the Hospital changed it’s name to Straith Hospital for Special Surgery and subsequently was granted “Eye Specialty Hospital” status by the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA).
In March of 1993, Straith Hospital offered a new service: a short length of stay with an emphasis on rehabilitation. Services were modeled on the Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation philosophy. Patients received admission by a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician, 24/7 rehabilitation nursing, physical, occupational and speech therapy for a total of three hours a day, and supportive physician services by Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Neuropsychology, Podiatry, Neurology and Cardiology to manager complex medical conditions during intense therapy.
In 2009 Straith Hospital completed an extensive expansion and renovation of its facility. In addition to a new facade, waiting room and pre- and post-surgical areas, each private patient room was renovated. In addition, the hospital expanded with five new operating rooms, to accommodate the increasing demands for our surgical services.
Today, Straith Hospital continues to expand its services, offering high-quality surgical care options and an acute-care comprehensive rehabilitation program. However, as the years have passed, Straith Hospital still remains an independent, nonprofit hospital, with the passion to focus on a relatively narrow band of high quality medical services.