Neuro-Rehabilitation Services: Fudge Family Acute Rehab Center

Fudge Family Acute Rehabilitation Center

The Fudge Family Acute Rehabilitation Center (FFARC), located on the third floor of the West Tower of Hoag Hospital Newport Beach, is a state-of-the-art rehabilitation center providing customized programs to help patients improve function, attain their greatest level of independence and return to community living. Our world-class facility offers intensive rehabilitation to maximize independence and improve quality of life.

The Center is available to adults who have been treated for neurologic injuries such as: brain injury, brain tumor surgery, spinal cord injury and surgery, or stroke. Our 18-bed, 21,000 sq. ft. center provides comprehensive care with 24-hour nursing, full time medical director oversight and a team of certified experts. We also provide state-of-the-art equipment and access to Hoag education programs, as well as treatment in the therapy garden and a putting green.

The FFARC utilizes an interdisciplinary approach focused on high-level assessments of functional health patterns, establishing mutual patient/caregiver goals targeted at providing optimal functional outcomes resulting in the overall well-being of the patient through the achievement of realistic goals using current research and evidence-based strategies.

Gary Fudge (pictured third from right) at the opening of the Acute Rehab Center
Gary Fudge (pictured third from right) at the opening of the Acute Rehab Center

Our compassionate care environment promotes recovery. From the design of the center to the design of our team, our specialists have thought of every detail to help patients return to independent or modified independent living.

Our interdisciplinary treatment team includes:

  • Nurse navigator
  • Occupational therapists
  • Physicians
  • Rehabilitation nurses
  • Physical therapists
  • Recreational therapist
  • Speech language pathologists

Other services may include:

  • Case management
  • Chaplain services
  • Dietary services and dietician consults
  • Hospital pharmacy
  • Laboratory services
  • Radiology services
  • Respiratory therapy
Team of a Hospital
  • Therapy Team - Consists of physical, occupational, speech and recreational therapists.
  • Rehabilitation Nurse - Your primary caregiver who is specialized in rehabilitation.
  • Social Worker - Supports your emotional needs during your hospital stays.
  • Patient Care Assistant - Assists the nurse in your care.
  • Caregiver - Family member, significant other or friend who will be helping with your rehabilitation process.
  • Nurse Navigator - Provides assistance to patients and their families, to help them access and navigate through Hoag’s resources as well as the health care system as a whole.

Keyvan Esmaeili, MD, is the medical director of the Fudge Family Acute Rehabilitation Center. He is a board certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physician. Brian Boone, PT, DPT, is the Therapy Manager, and Belinda Stewart-Burger, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNRN, SCRN, is the interim Nurse Manager.

2018 Diagnostic Distribution
Brain injury
Spinal cord injury 15%
General rehab 5%

Quality Metrics June - December 2018 
Fudge Family Acute Rehabilitation Center
Weighted National Average
Community Discharge Rate
Acute Unit Discharges
FIM Change Admission to Discharge

Gym Equipment

To learn more, visit the Fudge Family Acute Rehabilitation Center section or call 949-764-3900.