A freestanding, dedicated rehabilitation hospital in Tacoma.
Services Tailored to Meet Your Specific Needs: Rehabilitation Hospital
Conditions we treat
A major illness or injury can have a significant impact on a person's ability to care for themselves and live independently. Our acute rehabilitation program is focused on providing ongoing care and specialized rehabilitation to patients who have experienced a traumatic injury or illness by supporting them in their journey in the recovery process. We offer comprehensive acute rehabilitation services to meet the medical, functional, psychological, social and support needs of our patients and their families. Each patient is treated with a specialized, intense rehabilitation plan that is customized based on an individual’s existing abilities, tolerance for therapy and desired outcomes to prepare them for their return home.
Each patient's treatment team will be led by a physician who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation and will be uniquely tailored to meet their specific needs. A treatment team will be comprised of a combination of the following specialists: physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, clinical dietitians, neuropsychologists and rehabilitation nurses. Each patient also has a personal case manager assigned to them that coordinates the patient's rehabilitative program from admission to discharge. Below is a list of specialized rehabilitation services and programs offered at our hospital:
- Amputee program
- Arthritis and joint conditions
- Balance and vestibular rehabilitation
- Bowel and bladder training
- Brain injury
- Gait disorders
- Hip fracture
- Joint replacement
- Multiple trauma
- Neurological disorders
- Orthopedic conditions
- Pain management
- Parkinson's disease
- Spasticity management
- Spinal cord injury
- Wound care
- Other functional declining conditions
The Stroke Program at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health Rehabilitation Hospital is comprised of an experienced team of professionals who provide specialty care to help individuals regain function from the physical and psychological effects following a stroke. Through intensive therapy, our team is committed to providing the most complete and optimal recovery possible. Elements of the Stroke Program include, but are not limited to:
- Prevention, recognition, assessment and treatment of conditions related to stroke and its complications.
- Conditions may include bowel and bladder dysfunction, anxiety, depression, deconditioning, dysphagia, emotional ability, falls, blood pressure problems, pressure ulcers and recurrent stroke.
Virginia Mason Franciscan Health Rehabilitation Hospital’s orthopedic team is comprised of an experienced team of professionals lead by a physiatrist and provides comprehensive orthopedic physical rehabilitation. Diagnoses range from fractures to dislocations, to nerve damage and are usually the result of a fall, injury or age. The areas of the body most commonly affected include the neck, shoulder, arm, hand, spine, hip, knee, foot and leg. Other orthopedic rehabilitation team members include physical therapists, occupational therapists, rehabilitation nurses, and a case manager to oversee the patient’s progress from admittance to discharge.
Traumatic and non-traumatic brain injuries
The Brain Injury Program Virginia Mason Franciscan Health Rehabilitation Hospital offers comprehensive care to address physical dysfunction, cognitive impairments, and behavioral issues. Our therapists have specialized skills and training designed to help them recognize the unique needs of brain-injured individuals and provide consistent and structured rehabilitation.
Our facility offers an electronically secured and video monitored rehabilitation unit to provide our patients with a secure and safe environment. The unit is equipped with a low-stimulation gym to allow individuals to receive three hours of therapy, five days a week.
Spinal Cord Injuries
The Spinal Cord Rehabilitation program at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health Rehabilitation Hospital offers comprehensive rehabilitation for spinal cord injuries, either traumatic or non-traumatic, for patients needing a specialized and coordinated process to amplify a patient’s physical, emotional and psychological ability. Patients benefit from neuro-psychological treatments that maximize independence in self-care, activities of daily living and mobility.
The Amputee Program at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health Rehabilitation Hospital is offered by a comprehensive, multidisciplinary team of professionals with specialty training, experience and credentials for management of medical and functional needs.
The amputee team at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health Rehabilitation Hospital strives to provide effective and evidence-based care related to the specific needs of the amputee population. The program is tailored to restore strength and confidence, regain function and mobility, and return individuals to an independent and satisfying life.