Officials at Boca Raton Regional Hospital today announced the opening of its new, $14 million Gloria Drummond Physical Rehabilitation Institute (GDPRI). The 37,500 square-foot facility was created out of a lead gift from Elaine J. Wold and other philanthropic support, and is named after the Hospital’s founder, Gloria Drummond. It replaces what was formerly Boca Regional’s Davis Therapy Centers.

“This is yet another stellar advance in our clinical capabilities and the transformation of our campus from a facilities standpoint,” said Jerry Fedele, President and CEO at Boca Regional. “The Institute presents an outstanding amalgam of programs, technology and expertise, all in a patient-centric environment that is most inviting.”

The GDPRI offers an impressive spectrum of services that includes wound care with three hyperbaric oxygen therapy chambers; an accredited diabetes education and nutrition program; an ostomy care clinic; musculoskeletal physical and occupational therapy; cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation and in conjunction with the Hospital’s Marcus Neuroscience Institute, a robust neurological rehabilitation program with expanded therapeutic offerings for stroke, brain and spinal cord injury, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, imbalance disorders and speech therapy.

The Institute is an important component of Boca Regional’s Sports Medicine Program, which also provides care to Florida Atlantic and Lynn University’s athletes.

“With all our programs at the Institute, we place a premium on multi-disciplinary collaboration,” said Mindy Shikiar, Vice President for Ambulatory Services at the Hospital. “Our physicians, therapists, nurses, nutritionists and exercise physiologists have created integrated treatment programs and ensure that a patient’s family members and personal physician are true partners in the care being provided.”

The latest and most advanced physical rehabilitation technology is a strong suit of the Gloria Drummond Physical Rehabilitation Institute. Leading this array is the Bioness Vector, an over-ground gait and safety system where patients are secured in a comfortable harness that is suspended from an overhead robotic trolley that moves with them during therapy. This eliminates the risk of falling and provides an unmatched sense of security and confidence during challenging treatment regimens.

The Institute also now offers an aquatic therapy pool, an anti-gravity treadmill, a computerized speech lab and movement training with functional electrical stimulation.

“Our goal is to return individuals who have been affected by injury or illness to the highest level of well-being and independent function as possible,” said Genie Lieberman, Director of the Institute. “Considering the caliber of our staff, equipment and environment, we have the utmost confidence in achieving just that for those who turn to us for care.”

About Boca Raton Regional Hospital – Advancing the boundaries of medicine.
Boca Raton Regional Hospital is an advanced, tertiary medical center ( with 400 beds and more than 800 primary and specialty physicians on staff. The Hospital is a recognized leader in oncology, cardiovascular disease and surgery, minimally invasive surgery, orthopedics, women’s health, emergency medicine and the neurosciences, all of which offer state-of-the-art diagnostic and imaging capabilities. The Hospital is a designated Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA).

Boca Raton Regional Hospital was recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 – 2017 Best Hospitals listing as a Top Ranked Regional Hospital in the South Florida metropolitan area and the highest ranked hospital in Palm Beach County. For the second year in a row, Boca Regional earned the 2016/2017 Consumer Choice Award by National Research Corporation (NRC). Boca Regional was the only hospital in Palm Beach County to earn such a distinction. Boca Raton Regional Hospital was also the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence for 10 years running and was named one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, both by Healthgrades®.