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Why Choose UW Hospital for Inpatient Rehabilitation

The University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics Inpatient Rehabilitation Program provides short-term, post-acute inpatient rehabilitation services and education for people recovering from an injury or an illness.


Why choose UW Health for inpatient rehabilitation? Learn more about our program's qualifications below.



  • The inpatient rehab unit is accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for its Medical Rehabilitation Program (Adults and Adolescents).
  • The hospital has also met the requirements of the Joint Commission's Hospital Accreditation Program, assuring the public that UWHC's inpatient rehab unit maintains its focus on quality and safety.

More About Our Program

  • Our program uses state-of-the-art technology and evidence-based interventions to maximize outcomes. Nearly 75 percent of our patients were discharged directly home after their stay in our unit and 97 percent report being highly satisfied with the care they receive.
  • The rehab unit consists of 21 private, ADA-accessible patient rooms with features that promote independence.
  • Ceiling lifts to enhance patient safety.
  • On-unit therapy areas to increase efficiency and improve access to the rehab team.
  • Group dining activities featuring restaurant style individualized menu choices.
  • Fully accessible patient training kitchen.
  • Regularly scheduled community outings and activities.
  • Peer counseling and support groups to assist in patient and family adjustment and coping.
  • Successful outcomes and continuous quality improvement utilizing data from a variety of sophisticated outcomes systems.
  • Coordinated care with all surgical and medical specialties in a Level One Trauma Center.