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Inpatient Rehabilitation Program

The Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center inpatient rehabilitation program provides a coordinated, goal oriented, interdisciplinary team service to improve functional abilities of individuals, adolescent to geriatric age.

Patients who become part of our inpatient program typically require rehabilitation following an injury, surgery or a medical decline which interferes with their physical, cognitive, psychological, social and/or vocational functioning. Team conferences are held periodically throughout the rehabilitation stay.

Inpatient Programs

Rehabilitation Inpatient Programs

We are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for the following inpatient rehab programs:

  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs - Hospital (Adults)
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs - Hospital (Children & Adolescents)
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs - Hospital (Stroke Specialty Programs)

Inpatient Facilities

Rehabilitation Inpatient Facilities

Our 37-bed Inpatient Rehabilitation Program is located within Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center. Our rehabilitation unit offers private rooms with a community dining room and social area.

This comprehensive program provides specialized nursing and therapeutic services to patients affected by strokes, spinal cord injury, brain injury, congenital deformity, amputations, fractures, burns, major multiple trauma and other rehabilitation diagnoses. 

Patients are provided continuity of rehabilitation care 24 hours each day.  The daily therapeutic environment provides program activities of skin care, positioning, functional mobility, ADLS, safety, bladder and bowel management, nutrition, psychosocial support, community reintegration and patient/caregiver education. 

Specialty areas include pediatrics, pressure mapping, aquatics, wound care, lymphedema and balance disorders.

Our inpatient rehabilitation facilities include:

Visitation Info

Visiting Hours for the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit

Avera McKennan provides family-centered care and encourages family to visit their loved ones during their rehabilitation process. We encourage visitors to come in the late afternoon or early evenings to allow the patient to attend therapy during the day and rest between sessions. People with colds or infections are asked not to visit at any time to protect the health of all patients.