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UW Health Rehabilitation Hospital

 UW Health Rehabilitation Hospital

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UW Health Rehabilitation Hospital is a free-standing, 50-bed acute inpatient rehabilitation facility located in Madison, Wisconsin. Our rehabilitation hospital opened in September 2015 and offers specialized programs for people who have experienced stroke, brain and spinal-cord injuries, amputations, complex orthopedic injuries and other conditions requiring inpatient rehabilitative services. Our goal is to help patients achieve their highest level of recovery with a goal of returning home as soon as able.

Our staff provides an interdisciplinary team approach, working with our patients, to help them regain their abilities to perform daily tasks, regain cognitive processes and physical function, restore basic life skills and facilitate psychosocial adjustment and successful reintegration into the community. Our hospital environment itself is designed to help in the journey of recovery.

The Spinal Cord Injury Program at UW Health Rehabilitation Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin, provides expertise in medical-functional rehabilitation for individuals who have experienced a traumatic or non-traumatic spinal cord injury. Our interdisciplinary spinal cord team is dedicated to the optimal opportunities for each patient’s recovery and function.

During admission to the UW Health Rehabilitation Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin, your rehab team will collaborate to develop and complete an individual plan of care to achieve your goals. Your progress will be reviewed at ongoing team meetings and necessary adjustments to your care plan will be made. During these meetings, goals, family training times, equipment needs and discharge planning are discussed.

UW Health Rehabilitation Hospital is staffed with a team of specially trained physicians, nurses and therapists who coordinate together to help develop that interdisciplinary approach, catered to each patient’s individual needs.

Members of your rehab team include:

• You and your primary support persons
• Physiatrist: Doctor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
• Consulting Physicians
• Hospitalists
• Rehabilitation Nurses (CRRNs)
• Occupational Therapists
• Physical Therapists
• Speech and Language Therapists
• Therapeutic Recreational Therapist
• Rehabilitation Psychologist
• Social Workers
• Nurse Case Managers
• Orthotist
• Pharmacist
• Respiratory Therapist
• Dieticians/Nutritional Services

Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injury can result in paralysis of the muscles used for breathing; paralysis and/or loss of feeling in all or some of the trunk, arms, and legs; weakness; numbness; loss of bowel and bladder control; and numerous secondary conditions including respiratory problems, pressure sores, and sometimes fatal spikes in blood pressure. Approximately 12,000 new spinal cord injuries occur in the U.S. each year. A majority of injuries occur from motor vehicle accidents, falls, work-related accidents, sports injuries, and penetrations such as stab or gunshot wounds.

Our Membership Community

Our membership community provides a lifeline for many individuals that are focused on regaining their independence and improving their quality of life––whether they are leaving rehab after sustaining a spinal cord injury, learning to live with symptoms of a spinal cord disorder, or have spent years of frustration coping with disability. We provide members guidance and resources on a variety of topics they are passionate about, such as employment, affordable housing, transportation, health care, home- and community-based independent living, education, peer support, and leisure and recreation.
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