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Rehabilitation Hospital of the Cape & Islands

Overview

Rehabilitation Hospital of the Cape and Islands (RHCI) is dedicated to providing excellence in rehabilitation to help individuals reach their full potential in function and independence after illness, injury and surgery.

RHCI offers specialty inpatient programs and extensive outpatient services for neurologic and orthopedic diseases and injuries. In 2005, RHCI established the Center for NeuroRecovery, including the Stroke Program, Brain Injury Program and Parkinson’s Disease Program. In April, 2005, RHCI became the first hospital in the Northeast to receive accreditation by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities for its Stroke Specialty Program. In December 2006, RHCI became the first hospital in the country to incorporate into clinical practice use of the NESS L300 neuroprosthesis to improve walking after stroke and brain injury.

RHCI is a 60-bed, not-for-profit, acute rehabilitation hospital located on 44 acres in historic Sandwich, MA. RHCI also operates four outpatient centers, including the RHCI for Children Eileen M. Ward Rehabilitation Center, which serves children birth to 15 years of age.

Rehabilitation Hospital of the Cape and Islands is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

HR Contact

Del Pontremoli
Director Human Resoures
311 Service Road
East Sandwich, MA 02537
(508) 833-4041
Fax: (508) 833-4039
dpontremoli@rhci.org

Benefits

OF THE CAPE AND ISLANDS

SUMMARY OF EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

BENEFIT

ELIGIBILITY AND WAITING PERIOD

WHO PAYS THE COST?

BASIC BENEFIT

WHO CAN BE COVERED?

WHAT MUST EMPLOYEE DO TO USE BENEFIT/ ENROLL?

HEALTH INSURANCE

Regular Full-Time Employees (40 hrs/wk) and Regular Part-Time Employees (20-39 hrs/wk); Eligible on date of hire.

Paid by RHCI and Employee. Pro-rated for employees who are scheduled to work 20-39 hrs/wk. (Employee’s contribution paid on a pre-tax basis.)

Surgical, emergency and hospitalization coverage/Co-payment for certain services.

Employee and eligible dependents.

Complete enrollment form; appropriate contribution will be deducted from weekly paycheck.

DENTAL

INSURANCE

Same As Above

Employee - 100% (Employee’s contribution paid on a pre-tax basis.)

100% Diagnostic and Preventive Services/80% -20% Basic Services 50%-50%-Major Restorative.

Employee and eligible dependents.

Same as above

CANCER INSURANCE

Regular Full-Time Employees (40 hrs/wk) and Regular Part-Time Employees (20-39 hrs/wk); Eligible on date of hire.

Employee – 100%

Annual wellness benefit payment for any one of 16 cancer screening tests and in-patient, treatment and surgical procedures benefits if cancer is diagnosed.

Employee and eligible dependents.

Complete enrollment process with Colonial Insurance; appropriate contribution will be deducted from weekly paycheck.

SHORT-TERM DISABILITY

Regular Full-Time Employees (40 hrs/wk) and Regular Part-Time Employees (20-39 hrs/wk); Eligible on date of hire.

Employee - 100%

STD benefit is up to 70% of regular earnings up to a maximum benefit of $1,000 per week.

Employee only.

Complete enrollment form; appropriate contribution will be deducted from weekly paycheck.

LONG-TERM DISABILITY

Regular Full-Time Employees (40 hrs/wk) and Regular Part-Time Employees (20-39 hrs/wk); Eligible the first of the month after 90 days of employment.

RHCI - 100%

LTD benefit is 60% of regular earnings up to a maximum benefit of $2,000 per month.

Employee only.

Be actively employed on eligibility date.

LIFE

INSURANCE

Regular Full-Time Employees (40 hrs/wk) and Regular Part-Time employees (20-39 hrs/wk); Eligible the first of the month after 90 days of employment.

RHCI - 100%

Life insurance volume equals one times annual salary up to a maximum of $50,000.

Employee only.

Be actively employed on eligibility date.

FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT

Regular Full-Time Employees (40 hrs/wk) and Regular Part-Time Employees (20-39 hrs/wk); Eligible on date of hire.

Employee - 100%

Medical Care : Minimum of $200 up to maximum of $2,000 per plan year on a pre-tax basis.

Dependent Care : Minimum of $200 up to maximum of $5,000 per plan year on a pre-tax basis.

Medical Care : To pay for health/dental expenses not otherwise covered.

Dependent Care : To pay for eligible dependent care expenses.

Medical Care : Employee and his/her legal dependent(s).

Dependent Care : The employee’s legal dependent(s).

Enroll and contribute toward flexible spending account through payroll deduction.

403(b) RETIREMENT SAVINGS PLAN

Regular Full-Time Employees (40 hrs/wk) and Regular Part-Time Employees (20-39 hrs/wk); Eligible on date of hire.

100% employee contribution.

Employer match is 50% of the first 8% of employee contribution.

You may defer a percentage of your pay over the full plan year. The deferral may not exceed $15,500 ($20,500 if > 50 years old).

Employee only.

Complete enrollment form. Contributions will be deducted from weekly paychecks.

HOMEOWERS & AUTO INSURANCE

Regular Full-Time Employees (40 hrs/wk) and Regular Part-Time Employees (20-39 hrs/wk); Eligible on date of hire.

Employee - 100%

Homeowners & Auto Insurance at discounted rate.

Employee and eligible dependents.

Complete enrollment form with Rogers & Gray Insurance Agency; appropriate contribution will be deducted from weekly paycheck.

EARNED TIME

Regular Full-Time Employees (40 hrs/wk) and Regular Part-Time Employees (20-39 hrs/wk). Eligible to use earned time after 13 weeks of continuous employment. Employees who change status from a non-benefited position (per diem/part-time less than 20 hours) to a regular 20+ hour position will not be eligible to use ET until completing 13 weeks in new position.

RHCI - 100%

During years:

0 - 5: 4.48 hrs. per week (29 days)*

6: 4.60 hrs. per week (30 days)*

7: 4.76 hrs. per week (31 days)*

8: 4.92 hrs. per week (32 days)*

9: 5.08 hrs. per week (33 days)*

10+: 5.24 hrs. per week (34 days)*

* pro-rated based on number of hours scheduled to work. (Hours begin to accrue from date of hire.)

Employee only.

After 13 weeks of continuous employment earned time is available to use. Employees may buy back earned time hours once each anniversary year. (See Handbook Supplement for details and restrictions.)

TUITION REIMBURSEMENT

Regular Full-Time Employees (40 hrs/wk) and Regular Part-Time Employees (20-39 hrs/wk); Eligible to apply after six months of employment.

RHCI reimburses 100% of costs for courses up to a maximum of $1,200* for degree program or $350* for job-related course. *Pro-rated for employees 20-39 hours per week.

Affiliates

RHCI is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. It is a member of Partners HealthCare System.

Partners HealthCare was founded in 1994 by Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Partners is an integrated health care system that offers patients a continuum of coordinated high-quality care. The system includes primary care and specialty physicians, community hospitals, the two founding academic medical centers, specialty facilities, community health centers, and other health-related entities. Partners HealthCare is a non-profit organization.

FOUNDING MEMBERS

MEMBERS

JOINT VENTURE

MAJOR TEACHING AFFILIATE OF

© Copyright 2008 Partners HealthCare System, Inc.

Awards

RHCI Receives National Designation for Stroke Care

RHCI is the first hospital in the North East to be designated as a Stroke Specialty Program by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). The CARF report notes exemplary performance regarding RHCI's extensive stroke education and prevention programs, its investment in technologies to enhance stroke treatment, and an innovative Stroke Peer Visitation Program. "This recognition by CARF essentially puts the industry's gold standard 'seal of approval' on our stroke rehabilitation program," says Carol Sim, President and Chief Executive Officer of RHCI.

Demographics

The Rehabilitation Hospital of the Cape and Islands (RHCI) is a 60-bed, not-for-profit, acute rehabilitation hospital. Opened in 1995, RHCI was developed to bring advanced rehabilitation care to residents of Cape Cod, the Islands, the South Shore and South Coast regions of Massachusetts.

RHCI's Center for NeuroRecovery includes inpatient programs for stroke, brain injury and Parkinson's disease. Orthopedic programs include rehabilitation for amputation, joint replacement and fractured hip.

In addition to physical, occupational and speech therapies, RHCI's outpatient services include numerous specialty programs: audiology, hand therapy, Low Vision Program, RoadSMART Driver Assessment Program, Pain Program and more.

RHCI's physicians provide outpatient diagnostic and treatment services for a broad range of orthopedic and neurologic conditions. Specialty programs include the RHCI Parkinson's Center for Comprehensive Care and an array of services to treat chronic back and neck pain.

As the only provider of hospital-level rehabilitation on Cape Cod, RHCI brings comprehensive general and specialty rehabilitation services to the community.

RHCI also offers wellness programs, an extensive community education program, screenings and other activities to promote the health of the community.

Area Attractions

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Future Goals

RHCI engages in an ongoing evaluation of the rehabilitation needs of the region and develops programs to meet those needs. Among the services RHCI will develop or expand in 2009 are:

RHCI Outpatient Center in Plymouth - The center would allow the introduction of comprehensive outpatient services to a rapidly growing population. The center would follow the model RHCI has developed elsewhere and provide physician as well as therapy services.

Establish Augmentative Communication Program for Children

Staff at the RHCI for Children Eileen M. Ward Rehabilitation Center will implement an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Program to improve the functional communication skills of non-verbal and severely speech-impaired children through the use of augmentative or alternative communication systems.

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Expand Feeding/Swallowing Groups for Children

Staff at RHCI’s pediatric center will further develop existing speech therapy services for children with swallowing disorders into a coordinated program involving a physician specialist, speech and language pathologists, dietitian, social worker and other members of the care team.

Expand Wellness Programs

Wellness programs emphasizing education, exercise and positive lifestyle change can help reduce risk factors for chronic diseases and be an important component of effectively managing these conditions. Current wellness programs include:

Expand Adapted Sports Program

RHCI’s will offer adaptive golf, paddling, cycling and other sports and recreational activities to enable people with disabling conditions to participate in physical activity, enjoy social outings, and engage with their communities.