Spaulding Clinicians Bring Rehab Medicine Best Practices to South Korea
In September 2023, members from Spaulding Rehabilitation participated in a 3-day onsite visit to Daegu Health College Hospital in Daegu, South Korea to lead their rehabilitation staff in onsite training and meetings to share best practices in rehabilitation medicine. The visit is part of an ongoing collaboration that is supported by Mass General Brigham’s Global Advisory services. The Spaulding and Daegu teams focused on several areas, including high intensity/high repetition training for stroke survivors, and participated in a rehabilitation symposium focused on advances in the care of stroke patients and musculo-skeletal patients.
The Daegu Health College Hospital, Daegu Health College, and Mass General Brigham teams discussed possible workstreams and prioritized activities for the next scope of work during the strategy session.
“It was incredibly gratifying to learn how the Daegu team has already incorporated our recommendations such as daily huddle meetings and incorporation of family education and training intro treatment planning to improve their delivery of care,” said Jeanne Cooper, Vice President International Services, Spaulding Rehabilitation and Mass General Brigham Global Advisory. "Being on-site with them for trainings was exciting for our whole team to be able to put our mission of raising the level of rehabilitative medicine globally into action.”
The ongoing advisory agreement with Mass General Brigham Advisory brings the expertise of Spaulding Rehabilitation to advise and support Daegu Health College Hospital’s efforts to advance its rehabilitation quality programming through education, training, and workforce development. Both Spaulding and Daegu Health College Hospital share the same commitment to clinical excellence, quality care, and training the next generation leaders in rehabilitation medicine. Building on this partnership, both institutions will work towards to outline a long-term vision and roadmap that supports Daegu Health College Hospital’s goal in building the best rehabilitation services for its patients in South Korea.