Work continues to move forward on the renovations to 1st to 5th floors of the SkyCity building for the new LIH Healthcare hospital, Kunming LIH SkyCity Rehabilitation Hospital. A flurry of activity abounds everywhere. The projected date of completion for the renovations is August with subsequent decorative features and equipment being installed afterward.
General Manager George Wang has put together an energetic and dynamic team to develop and complete this challenging and demanding project. The management team, project staff, and clinical staff are excited and committed to bringing to the Yunnan region a facility at the forefront in providing exceptional rehabilitation care.
In May, we welcomed a valuable addition to our team, Xihui Song. Xihui Song is from Taiwan and became a nurse in 1997. She obtained her Bachelor of Nursing from Chung Shan Medical University and Master of Rehabilitation Counseling from National Changhua University of Education. She has 14 years of experience in Rehabilitation Nursing and Administrative Management and has provided professional development in Rehabilitation Nursing for five years in China. Currently, she serves as the Director of the Nursing Department at Kunming LIH SkyCity Rehabilitation Hospital.
Even at this early stage, Xihui Song’s team consists of 15 nurses. Her nursing staff will be participating in “The First Session of American Rehabilitation Nursing Certification Training Course” in Yunnan Province, hosted by Yunnan Association of Rehabilitation Medicine of China in June. The course will be led by Dr. K. Mauk, a world-wide leader in rehabilitation nursing. She has collaborated with Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) to incorporate CARF standards into her training to assist rehab nurses to understand their unique role in the interdisciplinary team.
Currently, four Allied Health Professionals have been specifically hired for Kunming – LIH Sky City Rehabilitation Hospital: Marla Balzer (Professional Practice Lead, Physical Therapy), Peter Drzymala (Professional Practice Lead, Occupational Therapy), Wang Yu (Physical Therapist), and Matt Puslecki (Physical Therapist). They are assisting the project team to set the new rehabilitation facility. Recruitment continues and several more new allied health professionals are already scheduled to arrive in the summer and fall prior to the opening of the hospital.