Our Neuro Rehabilitation Center provides inpatient acute rehabilitation focused on preparing stroke patients to return home.
The Neuro Rehabilitation Center at Intermountain Medical Center provides inpatient acute rehabilitation focused on preparing stroke patients to return home. Team members — including specialists in rehabilitation medicine, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech language pathology, rehabilitation nursing, and neuropsychology — have specialized training and certification in the rehabilitation field.
The rehabilitation center participated in many landmark multi-center clinical research studies that have largely redefined the protocols used in treating our patients, with a particular emphasis on beginning therapy as early as possible in the recovery process. Each care team is led by a Certified Rehabilitation RN, who has specific training in managing stroke patients. Patients also benefit from weekly team meetings where their care is coordinated by all their providers.
Our average length of stay in the Rehabilitation unit for stroke patients is 19 days, with 70 percent of our patients discharged from the unit to home.
Patient improvement during their rehabilitation stay is determined by a score called the Functional Independence Measure. At Intermountain Medical Center, the average improvement in FIM scores is 30 percent, compared to 26 percent for patients nationally.
For more information on our rehabilitation program, visit our Neuro Rehab Center website.