Medically Complex

Getting you moving again
RUSH Specialty Hospital - Inpatient Rehabilitation treats the cognitive and physical impairments of people with medically complex needs arising from transplants, cancer and acute and chronic cardiopulmonary disease.
A woman receives help from her physical therapist and a set of therapy bars to regain strength and walk again follow illness.

We’re here to help

An illness or chronic condition may leave you weak and lacking the strength, skills and energy to perform everyday tasks. You may have balance, walking or speaking challenges, as well as cognition and memory issues.

Our medical rehabilitation specialists understand these difficult and frustrating situations. We offer advanced treatment, strategies and support to restore strength, endurance and abilities.

  • Our experienced rehabilitation teams treat patients recovering from a wide range of medically complex conditions, including but not limited to:

    • Cancer
    • COVID-19
    • Post-surgical care for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair and other cardiovascular procedures
    • Fatigue from cardiac conditions such as congestive heart failure (CHF) and myocardial infarction (MI)
    • Frailty from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema and asthma
  • We draw on the expertise of medical rehabilitation specialists to address the range of physical and functional issues that occur from medically complex conditions.

    Our interdisciplinary teams are led by a physiatrist, a physician board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, and includes rehabilitation nurses; physical, occupational and speech therapists; dietitians; case managers and other clinical and support staff, as needed.

    Family members are also an important part of the care team. They may be asked to participate in therapy sessions so that they can understand and support your needs.

  • Every patient has their own challenges, goals and expectations. Treatment will be tailored to your individual needs to help:

    • Restore physical abilities
    • Build strength and endurance
    • Improve balance, coordination and mobility
    • Enhance skills to perform daily activities
    • Optimize independence
our patients say it best
Richard's story
"Every day I realized that there was something I could do today that I couldn't do the day before."

How Can We Help You?

We will work closely with you and your family, physician and/or the referring hospital to ensure a smooth transition to RUSH Specialty Hospital - Inpatient Rehabilitation for your recovery.