The Pediatric Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit

The Rehabilitation Institute at St. Mary’s Medical Center accepts children ages thirteen through seventeen. The unit is committed to improving your child’s quality of life through a progressive and integrated continuum of service. We specialize in the treatment of patients who have experienced injury, illness or congenital disabilities which resulted in decreased functional independence.

Diagnoses admitted to the unit include, but are not limited to: stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, neuromuscular disorders, amputation, multiple traumatic injuries and/or orthopedic conditions. We use a “family-centered care” approach, respecting the role of the family as a caregiver, advocate and decision maker for the child. Families are also encouraged to tour the unit and meet our staff prior to admission.

Referrals for pediatric inpatient rehabilitation are accepted from physicians, acute care hospitals, case managers and families. Our patient referral coordinator assesses each child referred for appropriateness of admission.

The Pediatric Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit strives to ensure that each child and family participates in comprehensive and coordinated services from highly trained and qualified clinicians experienced in pediatric rehabilitation.

Team members include:

  • Patient
  • Family
  • Physiatrist - Physician who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Other physicians to include Pediatrician, Pediatric Intensivist, and Specialists
  • Nurse
  • Physical Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Speech Therapist
  • Neuropsychologist
  • Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
  • Child Life Specialist
  • Case Manager
  • Chaplain
  • Dietician
  • Patient Referral Coordinator
  • Other specialists who may be consulted: Audiologist, Diagnostic Imaging, Laboratory, Pharmacy, Respiratory Therapy and Orthotics/Prosthetics

For more information or to schedule a consultation, please call us at: 561-882-6382

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