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Complex Medical Rehabilitation

Inpatient Rehabilitation

Often, patients come to the Penn Medicine Rehabilitation with a variety of complex medical issues. As you heal from your injuries or illnesses, our comprehensive rehabilitation program becomes a crucial step in your recovery. With our patients, we focus on improving medical status as well as increasing overall function, strength and vitality. We will partner with you to develop a rehabilitation program that addresses your specific needs to achieve your recovery goals.

Who Can Benefit From Complex Medical Rehabilitation

Our program provides therapies for many complicated diseases and diagnoses.

Patients may come to us with a variety of conditions, including:

  • Cancer
  • Major trauma
  • Multiple trauma
  • Pulmonary
  • Pain

“I wouldn’t be going home this soon if it wasn’t for the great work here. Penn Rehab gave me back my life. That’s all I can ask for.”

–Sal Mattera, Former Patient

What to Expect

We specialize in injuries that affect multiple body systems. There is often multi-system involvement, sometimes including cognitive impairments.

Our expertise is backed by Penn Medicine, and our clinicians collaborate with your surgical teams to tailor your program to your individual needs.

Long-Term Acute Care

Every patient’s needs are unique, and may require a combination of treatments and therapies to treat more than one issue at a time. The medically complex program at the The Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse provides a variety of state-of-the-art therapies that compliment ongoing medical care for multiple diagnoses. To meet these challenges, we provide a physician-led multidisciplinary team.

What to Expect

Our medically complex rehabilitation services provide comprehensive medical management and a variety of therapy services for your specific needs. Below is a list of treatment options:

  • Specialized nursing and respiratory therapy
  • Intravenous (IV) medications, fluid replacement, and nutritional support
  • Advanced pain management
  • Advanced cardiac disease and heart failure management
  • Hemodialysis
  • Anti-coagulation
  • Insulin therapy, insulin pump regulation and diabetic teaching

We understand the complexity of medical care. We partner with you, your family and the Penn Medicine network to help you take the next step on your road to recovery.

“THE THERAPISTS BELIEVE YOU CAN GET BETTER, and continue to encourage you. Every step you take, is a step closer to a better point in your recovery.”

–Russell Burt, Former Patient

Who Can Benefit From Complex Medical Rehabilitation

We offer an integrated program of professional, clinical and technical resources for the treatment of medically complex conditions, including:

  • Cardiac disease and heart failure
  • Pre- and post-transplant care
  • Liver failure
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolus
  • Blood disorders
  • Malnutrition
  • Multi-organ failure

Request an Inpatient Tour

For more information about our inpatient rehabilitation or long-term acute care programs, or to request a tour of our facilities, please call 215-893-6570 or fill out the form below.