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Choosing the right inpatient rehabilitation facility can be a stressful task. We at Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital in Springfield are here to help by making your transition into our facility seamless.
The admissions process requires a referral and begins with a phone call to our admissions coordinator. A referral can be made from the following sources:
Once you’ve been referred to our facility a clinical liaison will be sent to complete a free clinical evaluation to determine your medical stability and suitability for admission. Our admissions department will then work with your referral source, insurance company, physician, and the discharge planner to coordinate your transfer to our facility.
Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by a nurse and introduced into your new surroundings. Various staff members will stop by and introduce themselves to you and your family within the first 24 hours of your arrival. Our therapy staff will begin their evaluations to complete your plan of care, specifically designed to meet your personal rehabilitation goals. Also, our dietitian will meet with you to prepare a meal plan that meets your nutritional needs.
This process is designed to help us determine your specific level of injury and coordinate a plan of care that will allow you to reach maximum functional independence.
Here are a few suggestions of what to bring when you arrive at our hospital. You may be asked to bring your own medications in order to ensure proper medicine management. Please keep all valuable items at home. You will need to have a caregiver or family member take care of your laundry needs, as our facility does not provide those services.
Bring at least a one-week supply of washable, loose-fitting clothing, including:
*Please note Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital staff members are required to inspect all personal electrical equipment prior to being approved for use. This is done in order to ensure that the item is safe. This applies to electric razors, radios, earphones, hair dryers and other electronic items.
Patients will be discharged from inpatient rehabilitation when one or more of the following criteria are met:
If you have any further questions, please call our admissions department at 405-384-5250.