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The Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) helps people who have experienced major injury or illness regain the skills necessary to live an extraordinary life. Our primary focus is to restore maximum individual function in a holistic and caring manner.
Benefits of our inpatient rehabilitation program include twenty-four-hour specialized nursing and physician care and therapy sessions seven days per week.
University of Colorado Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission and is listed as the number one hospital in Colorado. We are ranked 7th in the country by Viziant for quality care in an academic hospital, and we have been awarded Magnet status – which represents excellence in nursing – four times.
Conditions we treat
We care for individuals with disabilities resulting from, among others:
- Brain injury.
- Complex medical conditions, including solid organ and hematological transplants and Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVADs).
- Complex orthopedic conditions.
- Multiple injuries resulting from trauma.
- Neurological disorders.
- Caregiver and family member training, education and guidance.
- Individualized treatment to improve independence in daily activities.
- Management of bowel and bladder.
- Medication management.
- Speech language, cognitive and swallow evaluations and treatment.
- Strength, flexibility, mobility and conditioning.
- Transitional support for discharge.
- Wound care.
Our rehabilitation team
- Physicians with board certification in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR).
- Well trained and experienced physical, occupational, speech and language, recreational therapists and physical therapy technicians.
- Experienced rehabilitation nursing staff, many of whom are certified in Rehabilitation Nursing and supported by certified nursing assistants.
- Licensed clinical social workers and care managers.
- Staff psychologist.
- Support groups for amputees, stroke, burn and brain tumor survivors.
- Comprehensive care coordination to assist with transitions to home or outpatient therapies upon discharge.