19002 McKay Drive
Humble, Texas 77338
HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Humble is an acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital, providing care for patients with issues ranging from back pain, hip replacement, stroke, major multi-trauma and brain injuries. “We help patients who have had a catastrophic medical issue,” said Angie Simmons, HealthSouth Humble CEO. “By providing intensive therapy, which includes over three hours of therapy daily, we work with patients to get them back home and enjoying the life they had before their medical issue occurred.”
“At HealthSouth Humble, we are able to get our patients back home about 80 percent of the time, when the national average of more than 700 rehabilitation hospitals is 75 percent,” said Emile Mathurin, Jr., M.D., physician and medical director of HealthSouth Humble. “My role as a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician at HealthSouth Humble is to design a treatment plan that can be carried out by our clinical team. This interdisciplinary team consists of rehabilitation nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, registered dieticians, respiratory therapists, neuropsychologists and case managers. We all work together to accurately pinpoint the source of ailment and get our patients back home as quickly as possible.”
Meet Dr. Emile Mathurin
Dr. Mathurin brings more than 20 years of experience to HealthSouth Humble. He began working with the hospital in 1996 and has been the medical director for over 10 years. Dr. Mathurin is a diplomat of the American Board of Pediatrics (2005) and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is currently board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
“My goal for each patient is to decrease pain, enhance function and performance without surgery and to help the patient return to their home and community,” said Dr. Mathurin. “Rather than just focusing on part of the body, we develop a comprehensive program for putting the pieces of a person’s life back together medically, physically, socially, emotionally and vocationally after disease or injury. This holistic approach is what attracted me to the specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation and why I enjoy working here.”
At HealthSouth Humble, Dr. Mathurin works with physicians of different specialties, such as internal medicine, pulmonology, nephrology, neurology and orthopedics. “Our clinical and medical team composition changes during treatment to match the patient’s shifting needs,” said Dr. Mathurin. “By providing the appropriate treatment and guiding the clinical team, I am able to help patients stay active and independent at any age or to regain independence following a catastrophic illness or injury.”
Celebrating 30 Years in Humble
“We have been caring for patients in the Humble community for 30 years,” said CEO Angie Simmons. “Each year, we are able to positively impact the lives of 1,200 or more patients, thanks to the leadership of Dr. Mathurin and the excellent team members that work with him.”
Angie has been with HealthSouth since 1997. She started as an occupational therapist and has been the CEO of HealthSouth Humble since 2006. “The overall culture of our hospital is very welcoming,” said Angie. “There is a strong sense of family here. Many of our employees have very long tenure with HealthSouth in Humble. Because they are happy and enjoy being with the people that they work with, some have been here more than 20 years.”
“At HealthSouth Humble, we have made a decision to invest our money into our employees and our technology,” said Dr. Mathurin. “One of the ways we have invested in our employees is by encouraging our registered nurses to obtain their specialty designation in rehabilitation. Today, 75 percent of the RNs who work here are Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurses (CRRN). In addition to the education of our clinical staff and our advancements in technology, we have also set ourselves apart from other rehabilitation hospitals by achieving the Disease Specific Certification in Stroke Rehabilitation from The Joint Commission. This certification demonstrates our commitment and excellence in patient outcomes for those who have suffered from a stroke.”
HealthSouth Humble is proud of their Second Chance Stroke program. This program is one of only two in the Houston area. It helps patients maximize their functional ability, increases independence and improves quality of life. “If a stroke patient recovers, goes home and gets sick again, their impairments from the previous stroke may worsen creating a situation where they experience loss of functional abilities again,” said Angie. “Our program provides intensive therapy for these patients, to get them back to where they were before their setback.”
HealthSouth Corporation operates 107 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, with four hospitals in the Houston area.