UW Health Rehabilitation Hospital

UW Health Rehabilitation Hospital; Madison, WisconsinOpening Sept. 29, 2015, UW Health Rehabilitation Hospital provides post-acute inpatient rehabilitation care in a free-standing rehab hospital.


The 50-bed hospital offers short-term inpatient rehabilitation services and education for people recovering from an injury or an illness, and will specialize in helping patients regain their ability to perform daily tasks, regain cognitive processes and physical function, restore basic life skills and facilitate psychosocial adjustment and return to the community.


The rehab hospital is staffed with a team of specially trained physicians, nurses and therapists who develop customized rehab plans to help patients achieve their fullest potential. Our patients will be admitted from acute care hospitals as soon as possible after becoming medically stable to actively participate in goal directed treatment designed to promote the highest level of recovery possible.


The building, adjacent to UW Health at The American Center, contains two floors of private patient rooms designed to promote healing and return to independence, and will double the number of inpatient rooms previously in the Rehabilitation Unit at UW Hospital and Clinics.


The design incorporates many distinctive features, including:

  • Brain-injury unit with monitored rooms, specialized equipment and beds, patient lifts and dedicated therapy space and dining area
  • Dedicated stroke unit with specialized equipment and programming
  • Two large therapy gymnasiums featuring current technology; smaller therapy spaces for dedicated purposes
  • Specially equipped rooms for bariatric patients
  • An adaptive kitchen for re-learning skills of daily living with a disability
  • A "functional living apartment" suite, where patients and their families can practice their independence prior to discharging home
  • Fully accessible, private, family-friendly rooms
  • Outdoor healing garden and mobility courtyard to assist in rehabilitation
  • Ability to expand bed capacity in the future

UW Health Rehabilitation Hospital is a partnership between UW Health and Kindred Healthcare, based in Louisville, Ky.