The Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital is a freestanding, inpatient specialty facility located near Mercy Hospital St. Louis. This state-of-the-art facility was designed specifically for patients requiring rehabilitation services and offers programs that range from single therapies to comprehensive, multidisciplinary programs.
Physiatrists (physicians board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation) communicate with the referring physician and direct the treatment team. Rehabilitation nurses provide around-the-clock nursing care including bowel management, bladder training and skin maintenance. Physical therapists focus on lower extremity function and mobility skills, while occupational therapists address upper extremity function and self-care skills. When indicated, a speech pathologist will be involved to increase the patient’s capabilities in the areas of cognition, language and/or swallowing. Other professionals involved in helping patients achieve their greatest potential may include a hospitalist, case manager, social worker, recreational therapist and psychologist/neuropsychologist.
Rehabilitation programs are available to benefit individuals with diagnoses such as: brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, burns, amputation, neurological disorders, multiple trauma, cancer, bariatric conditions, complicated surgeries/hospital stays requiring close medical supervision.
Referrals to Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital can be made by contacting the Admissions coordinator at 314-881-4004. A clinical nurse liaison will complete an on-site evaluation to determine medical stability and appropriateness for admission. Admission will be coordinated with the referral source, the insurance company, the patient’s physician, and the discharge planner. Family members and other interested individuals are encouraged to tour Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital.
Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital is a partnership between Mercy Hospital St. Louis and Kindred Hospital Rehabiliation Services