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Refer a Patient

Refer a Patient

Patients can be referred to Penn Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine or the The Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse for inpatient care by a physician, insurance company, discharge planner/social worker, home health agency, family member or self-referral.

Refer patients to our referral center:

Referring physicians should provide recent information on history and physical, medications, demographics and recent office visit dates. An admissions liaison will review this information to determine if a patient meets admission criteria. Other factors influencing patient admission include bed availability and the patient’s medical stability.

Why refer to Good Shepherd Penn Partners?

  • Outstanding medical care linked to Penn Medicine’s support and physicians
  • Access to one of the largest, most comprehensive continuum of care in our region
  • Therapists experienced in treating medically complex patients as well as the physically and cognitively impaired
  • Ability to take medically fragile patients in our long-term acute care hospital, with transitional rehabilitation programs available to move patients into the inpatient rehabilitation setting
  • Integrated admissions staff for assistance in post-acute placement
  • Outcomes measurements showing high discharge-to-home rates
  • Leading-edge technology with capacity for telemedicine physician consults
  • CARF accreditation for Stroke Specialty Program, Brain Injury Specialty Program, Spinal Cord Injury System of Care Program, Amputee Specialty Program and Comprehensive Rehabilitation Program