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Nicole Brock, DNP
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Nathan Odom, MD
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Brain Injury Medicine

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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

UCHealth rehabilitation therapist with patient on treadmillThe 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

  • Amputation
  • Brain injury
  • Complex medical and orthopedic conditions
  • Multiple injuries resulting from trauma
  • Neurological disorders
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Stroke

Our services

  • 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

Specialized programs

Stroke rehabilitation

What is stroke rehabilitation?

Stroke rehabilitation is a specialized program designed for patients that have sustained an ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke. The area of the brain impacted by the stroke will provide a roadmap for a treatment plan to guide the patient through rehabilitation. Physical as well as speech/language and cognitive deficits will be addressed in a comprehensive rehabilitation program.

The Stroke Rehabilitation Pathway includes an individualized treatment plan for each patient with focus on the return of neurological function. Specialized treatment techniques focusing on the impacted neurological area will guide the treatment plan. Physical therapy takes place in the gym that includes specialized equipment for treatment of neurological disorders. Occupational therapy includes therapy in the functional treatment gym containing a full kitchen as well as a washer and dryer for therapy for activities of daily living.

How long is the stroke rehabilitation program?

Each individual patient may progress on the Stroke Rehabilitation Pathway at their own pace. A patient’s length of stay is determined following evaluation and team conferencing. The team involves the family and care partners in discharge planning led by our care management team.

Who is on the stroke rehabilitation team?

An interdisciplinary team of specialists will provide care, including physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, certified rehabilitation nurses, rehabilitation aides, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, social workers and case managers. Many staff have specializations and certifications in neurological disorders and stroke rehabilitation.

Stroke prevention and follow up care

You will be followed daily by a physician who will work to ensure secondary stroke prevention including: anticoagulation management, blood pressure management, cholesterol management and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. All appointments with follow up specialists including neurology and outpatient therapy will be arranged for your discharge.

Brain injury rehabilitation

What is brain injury rehabilitation?

Brain injury rehabilitation is a specialized program designed for patients that have sustained a traumatic or acquired brain injury. The level of cognitive recovery (described as Ranchos levels) provides a roadmap for a treatment plan to guide the patient through rehabilitation.

The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Pathway includes an individualized treatment plan for each patient with focus on recovery level of the brain injury. Environmental and behavioral modifications are provided to maximize the patient’s recovery during this time of brain healing. Agitation and confusion are often present and the patient may benefit from a low stimulation environment and a structured schedule to allow for maximizing cognitive functioning and regulating the sleep/wake schedule.

How long is the brain injury rehabilitation program?

Each individual patient will progress on the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Pathway at their own pace. A patient’s length of stay is determined following evaluation and team conferencing. The team involves the family and care partners in discharge planning led by our care management team.

Who is on the brain injury rehabilitation team?

An interdisciplinary team of specialists will provide care, including physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, certified rehabilitation nurses, rehabilitation aides, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, social workers and case managers. Many staff have specializations and certifications including: brain injury, neurological disorders, and vision deficits.

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.

UCHealth rehabilitation therapist with patient undergoing mobility therapyThe 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