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The Rehabilitation Hospital

Conveniently located inside Lee Memorial Hospital, the Rehabilitation Hospital is dedicated to rebuilding lives and renewing hope.

Who We Are, What We Do

Conveniently located inside Lee Memorial Hospital, the Rehabilitation Hospital is dedicated to rebuilding lives and renewing hope.

Our 60-bed hospital provides thorough, professional and modern treatments for neurological and orthopedic injuries as well as emotional support to help your recovery.

Your doctor may recommend inpatient rehabilitation with our highly trained team that includes physicians, psychologists, nurses, therapists and care managers.

Specialty Programs

The Rehabilitation Hospitals programs are designed to meet the inpatient rehabilitation needs of patients with temporary or permanent disabilities.
  • The Rehabilitation Hospital Brain Injury Program

    The Brain Injury Program specializes in inpatient rehabilitation for patients with all types of traumatic and acquired brain injuries. Brain injury rehabilitation helps patients recover while maximizing their participation in the community and increasing their sense of well-being.

  • The Rehabilitation Hospital Comprehensive Program

    The Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Program (CIIRP) is designed to meet the inpatient rehabilitation needs of patients with temporary or permanent disabilities. Rehabilitative care provides the persons served with the skills and support necessary to function in an environment with as much independence and choice and as little supervision and restriction as possible.

  • The Rehabilitation Hospital Stroke Specialty Program

    The Stroke Specialty Program is designed for people who are medically stable but have limitations because of a stroke or other neurological disorders.


Patient Diagnosis

Patients typically referred to the Rehabilitation Hospital’s acute inpatient rehabilitation program include those with a diagnosis of:

  • Stroke
  • Neurological disorder
  • Brain injury
  • Spinal cord disorder/injury
  • Amputation
  • Multiple injuries due to trauma
  • Certain orthopedic conditions, such as hip fractures

If you are admitted to the inpatient rehabilitation program, we will schedule at least three hours of therapy therapy a day including physical, occupational and speech therapy for a minimum of five days a week.

On average, patients stay in the inpatient rehabilitation program for 13 days with the goal of returning home.

With focused help and coordinated care, we will help you regain your independence and improve your quality of life.

Accreditation and Certification

The General Program at the Rehabilitation Hospital is accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Hospitals (CARF) for adults and children 8 and above.

The Rehabilitation Hospital holds a specialty certification in stroke and brain injury management for adults and is a member of the Lee Health trauma team.

The Rehabilitation Hospital has 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.

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Services Provided: 

Lee Health's Rehabilitation Hospital offers a variety of condition-specific treatment programs & services designed to speed recovery regain the highest level of functioning. The recommended course of treatment is based on the unique needs of each patient.

Treatments & Services available within hospital:

  • Dietary Services
  • Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
  • Neuropsychology
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Speech/Language Pathology
  • Care Management and Social Work
  • Wound Care
  • Lymphedema
  • Pharmacy
  • Home Evaluations
  • Rehabilitation Nursing
  • Dialysis
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy (TPN, Tube feed)
  • Spasticity Management
  • Radiology/Diagnostic Imaging
  • Laboratory
  • Pastoral Care/ Chaplain Services 
  • Dysphagia/ Cognitive Rehabilitation
  • Multiple Medical Specialties/ Medical Consultative Services
  • Peer Support

Treatments and Services provided by Referral:

  • Audiology
  • Florida Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Program
  • Substance Misuse Counseling 
  • Driver Rehabilitation
  • Environmental modification
  • Orthotics 
  • Prosthetics
  • Rehabilitation Engineering
  • Visual Assessment/ Ophthalmology
  • Homebound School
  • Vocational Rehab

Referrals are accepted from Lee Health, other acute care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and community physicians.

Related to The Rehabilitation Hospital

At Lee Health we provide all the resources you need for your current or future care at the Rehabilitation Hospital.

It happens when the blood supply to the brain is disrupted. At that point, patients can either suffer from an ischemic stroke or a hemorrhagic stroke. “An ischemic stroke occurs when the blood vessel is blocked therefore depriving the brain of oxygen and nutrients. This kind of stroke accounts for about 85 percent of strokes.

A hemorrhagic stroke occurs when there’s bleeding inside the brain, usually from a ruptured blood vessel. This kind of stroke accounts for about 15-20 percent of strokes,” said Dr. Bryant Vuong, a physiatrist with Lee Health.

Regardless of the type of stroke, patients typically need to undergo inpatient rehabilitation. “This involves an interdisciplinary team which is comprised of a physical therapist, an occupational therapist, a speech therapist, a psychologist, certified nursing, and care managers,” he said.

Patients normally stay in the hospital for 13 days after a stroke—during that time they will do three hours of therapy a day. “The goals or inpatient rehabilitation is to safely discharge a patient home and reintegrate back into the community,” said Dr. Vuong.

But even after returning home, doctors say, patients may still need additional care and therapy to fully recover from a stroke. “After the first stroke, a person is at risk of having another stroke. So it’s very important to continue with physical examination with a specialist like a neurologist or a rehab physician or your primary care physician,” he said.

Regular physical activity, a healthy diet, and abstaining from smoking and alcohol can help to lower your risk for a stroke.

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