At the acute inpatient rehabilitation unit at Broomfield Hospital, our specialists help people who have experienced major injury and 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.
Every patient admitted to UCHealth acute inpatient rehabilitation receives a comprehensive treatment plan individualized to their specific treatment needs and abilities. Our rehabilitation team works with patients through an intensive daily therapy schedule focused on measurable improvements and the return of functions such as mobility, cognition, speech, swallowing, balance and memory.
Why choose us
The Rehabilitation Unit at Broomfield Hospital is a partnership between UCHealth and Boulder Community Hospital. Highly experienced therapists and nurses have joined together to form our rehabilitation team.
Our standards for nursing are high. We have a nurse-to-patient ratio that meets the needs of each patient. Several of our nurses have obtained a nationally recognized CRRN (Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse) certification.
Our program includes care pathways and specialized programs for brain injury, stroke and spinal cord injury. Our therapists specialize in providing treatment for patients who need acute inpatient rehabilitation. Several therapists have advanced certifications in areas such as brain injury, stroke, vision and neurological disorders.
We are located on the third floor of UCHealth Broomfield Hospital with access to imaging, labs and medical services as necessary. Every room is a private room with a private bathroom. Our executive chef prepares daily specials and a full menu, which is also available for visitors in our cafe.
We contract with most major insurance companies.
Patients come to the UCHealth Rehabilitation Unit at Broomfield Hospital with many types of needs and challenges. Our team members are committed to developing a plan that is right for you. Our goal is to help you live an extraordinary life.
Conditions we treat
- Brain injury
- Complex medical and orthopedic conditions
- Multiple injuries resulting from trauma
- Neurological disorders
- Spinal cord injury
- Caregiver and family member training, education and guidance
- Individualized treatment to improve independence in daily activities
- Management of bowel and bladder
- Medical management
- Occupational therapy
- Physical therapy
- Speech language, cognitive and swallowing evaluations and treatment
- Transitional support for discharge
- Wound care
Your rehabilitation team
You will be assigned a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician, called a physiatrist, who will round on the unit every day to monitor your medical issues and to review your progress in your rehabilitation program. The unit also has a dedicated nurse practitioner who will be available for medical questions or concerns.
Rehabilitation nurses work with you frequently throughout the day. They play a critical role in administering your rehabilitation care plan, medications and working toward your independence.
We have a dedicated rehabilitation care management team available to assist with discharge planning from the moment you arrive. This team includes a care coordinator that will assist you in setting up follow-up appointments, a care manager that can establish home health or outpatient therapy after you are discharged, as well as a social worker who can identify additional resources and support if needed.
The physical therapist will work with you on your functional mobility and occupational therapy will be working with you to become independent with your “activities of daily living” such as grooming, hygiene and dressing.
Speech therapy services will assist you with swallowing, communication and overall cognitive skill if needed.
A pharmacist and dietician will be available as resources to you as they provide important information to the rehabilitation team regarding your medication and nutritional needs.
A hospital chaplain is available for all patients upon request and will help meet the needs of any faith.
Many of our providers have specialized training
- Advanced Neuro Developmental Treatment (NDT) certified
- Board-certified specialist in neurologic physical therapy
- Certified lymphedema therapist
- Lee Silverman Voice Training for Parkinson’s Disease (LSVT) Big Certification
- McNeil Dysphagia Therapy Program certified (MDTP)
- Neuro Developmental Treatment (NDT) certified
- NeuroMuscular Electrical Stimulation certified (NMES)
- Specialized training in wheelchair assessment, seating and mobility