Liz Deitrick

Liz Deitrick left STRH fully impressed with the staff, state-of-the-art facility, and nutritional support.

My name is Liz Deitrick and I’m from Port Isabel, Texas. This past May, I had a total knee replacement. Knowing that I needed some inpatient rehabilitation before I came home, I chose to go to South Texas Rehabilitation Hospital.

I’d like to tell you a little bit about my experience. STRH has a physical therapy team that as far as in the valley, top-notch. Now, we all know a knee replacement is never fun. I even have a t-shirt that says, “You’ll never know how strong you are until you have a knee replacement.” However, the physical therapy team that I worked with was nothing but positive, even if the knee replacement was not a fun experience.

STRH has a 6,000-plus sqft gymnasium, every kind of equipment you could imagine. They have large windows on each side so, if it’s a beautiful day, you’re watching it. If it’s storming, you’re watching it. It makes you feel like you’re right outside. They also have an adjoining courtyard so when you’re ready to do physical therapy in the outdoors, you can go to the courtyard.

When you leave physical therapy and return to your room, you have a care team that is 100% there for you. I’ve told several people, “If there was one employee, there was a dozen that would say, ‘We are here for you.’ and they meant it for every patient. I was no more special than any other patient. If you press that button, someone was there to see how they could assist you and they did it cheerfully.

You’ve got physical therapy and your care team. Now, let me talk to you about the food. I didn’t get the experience of their cafeteria due to COVID-19 restrictions. Hopefully, when I go back in August, I’ll be able to eat there. However, I did have food delivered to my room. For a medical facility, and I’ve not been in a lot of medical facilities, this was top-notch. A friend of mine told me that their food was the best in the world. I’m not sure where he has been in the world, because I don’t know if it quite met those criteria, but trust me, for a medical facility, it was great. When you stay at STRH you have a top-notch physical therapy program, a team taking care of your every need, and nutritional support. All this considered, I would suggest making South Texas Rehabilitation Hospital your choice.