The Rehabilitation Hospital, a 60-bed comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation facility located within Lee Memorial Hospital, provides care for adult and pediatric patients.

The Rehabilitation Hospital is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities with specialty certification in stroke management and brain injury. It is the only licensed comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation facility in Lee County.

Key Facts

  • Established: 1987
  • Type of Facility: Acute Care
  • Number of Rehabilitation Beds: 60

Special Recognition

  • The Rehabilitation Hospital has specialty certification in stroke and brain injury management; and is a member of the Lee Memorial Health System trauma team.
  • The Rehabilitation Hospital employs more than 193 individuals, three attending physiatrists, a medical staff of more than 1,000 and benefits from the generosity of several volunteers.
  • The Rehabilitation Hospital has also been designated a “Center of Excellence” by the Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association (NDTA) for the adult population. The first of its kind in the Nation.

Treatment & Services Provided

Treatment & Services available within hospital:

  • Dietary Services
  • Physiatry
  • Neuropsychology
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Speech/Language Pathology
  • Care Management and Social Work
  • Wound Care
  • Lymphedema
  • Pharmacy
  • Home Evaluations
  • Rehabilitation Nursing
  • Dialysis

Number of Persons Served

In the 12 month period of October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017, The Rehabilitation Hospital discharged 1,283 patients delivering more than 16,359 days of patient care with an average length of stay of 12.6 days.

Ages of persons serviced are 8 years and older.
8-12 years old: 2
13-18 years old: 7
19-40 years old: 89
41-64 years old: 337
65-105 years old: 848
Male: 752
Female: 531

Conditions and Diagnoses Served

The case mix of impairment groups served by the Rehabilitation Hospital are listed below.*
Stroke 418 32.6%
Traumatic Brain Injury 63 4.9%
Non-Traumatic Brain Injury 80 6.2%
Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury 10 0.8%
Non-Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury 40 3.1%
Neuro 56 4.4%
Fractured Lower Extremity 162 12.6%
Replacement LE 34 2.7%
Other Ortho 71 5.5%
Amputation Lower Extremity 32 2.5%
Cardiac 19 1.5%
Pulmonary 9 0.7%
Major Multiple Trauma
w/o Brain or Spinal Cord Injury
96 7.5%
Major Multiple Trauma
w/Brain or Spinal Cord Injury
41 3.2%
Guillain-Barre 9 0.7%
Medically Complex 141 11.0%
Burns 1 0.1%

Discharge Disposition

Upon completion of their stay at the Rehabilitation Hospital from October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017, patients were discharged to the following settings:

Instance Rehabilitation Hospital National
(case mix
and severity adjusted)
Discharge to Community
(patient goal) 1,056 patients met their discharge goals
73.7% 79.2%
Discharge to Skilled Facility or Other Alternate Level of Care-261 patients 17.6% 12.4%
Discharge to Acute Care-124 patients 7.4% 8.4%

*Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation: Case Mix Group Adjusted Report Copyright 2017 UDSMR – U. B. Foundation Act. Inc. (October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017)

Patient / Family Satisfaction

Surpassing the expectations of our patients and families is our goal. We currently utilize Catalyst, an independent firm, as our satisfaction tool. In the 12-month period from October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017 our patients rated The Rehabilitation Hospital Top Box (patients rating very good care) score at 71.4 percent.

Patient Resources

For an overview of our specialized services, please download our patient resource materials:

Contact Us

Rehabilitation Hospital
  • 2776 Cleveland Ave.
  • Fort Myers, FL 33901
  • (Located at Lee Memorial Hospital)
Visiting Hours:
Visiting hours vary depending on the level of care, patient needs and physicians' instructions.
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  • Phone: 239-343-3900