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Inpatient Information

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As a result of illness or injury, patients may be referred to an Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit to receive intensive treatment and therapy. A multidisciplinary team of doctors, therapists, and other healthcare professionals will work with the patient on a plan specifically designed to focus on his or her rehabilitation needs. As a resource for patients, we have developed a manual, Rehab and Beyond, which describes the entire inpatient experience.

The University of Washington's reputation as one of the top three rehabilitation programs in the nation is a result of the safe, high-quality medical care we provide to our patients and their families. Our Inpatient Rehabilitation Units are staffed with expert caregivers, who work in partnership with their patients to maximize independence and realize potential.

For more information on inpatient care, please explore the links below:

Featured Patient Care Article

SCI & Urinary Tract Infections: Intermittent Catheterization

It is important to recognize the signs of a urinary tract infection. Because many patients with spinal cord injury must empty their bladders by intermittent catheterization, they are more likely than most people to get bacteria in their urine.

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Featured Patient Story

Greer Tavel

Greer TavelGreer Tavel had a stroke in 2003, and stayed at the UWMC rehabilitation unit for almost three months.
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