Vanderbilt Rehabilitation Inpatient Services
Vanderbilt Rehabilitation offers two exceptional inpatient units for those requiring rehabilitative care, one at Rhode Island Hospital and one at Newport Hospital.
Both units provide intensive rehabilitative therapy for patients recovering from serious conditions, including:
- Orthopedic and traumatic injuries
- Burn injuries
- Other serious medical illness
The goal of rehabilitation is to help patients regain lost function so they can live as independently as possible. This could include regaining skills necessary for daily activities; maximizing muscle control and strength; improving balance and mobility, the ability to swallow or eat, speech and communication skills; and minimizing discomfort and cognitive deficits.
Members of the patient’s clinical team participate in the patient’s care throughout treatment, rehabilitation and recovery.
The rehabilitation process is fully integrated into each patient’s total care plan, and therapists work closely with the patient’s physicians.
The Difference with Vanderbilt Rehabilitation
The inpatient rehabilitation units at Rhode Island and Newport hospitals each provide private rooms, designed for patients who require intensive, multidisciplinary rehabilitation programs, including at least three hours of therapy per day, at least five days per week.
The units each offer skilled nursing, physician-directed therapy programs, and are supported by the broad medical resources of the Lifespan medical staff, with laboratory services, pharmacy, diagnostic imaging on site.
Each patient’s care plan is individually designed to address the special care needs of the patient, maximize their abilities and minimize dysfunction.
Facility Highlights at Rhode Island and Newport Hospitals
- Private patient rooms
- Experienced staff and health care providers
- Two convenient location options for patients from Rhode Island, Eastern Connecticut, and Southeastern Massachusetts
- Easy access to all services offered by Lifespan including physician visits and diagnostic imaging
- Opportunities for real-life community reintegration with bank, restaurants, and retail stores onsite
Refer a Patient to Vanderbilt Rehabilitation
To refer a patient for inpatient rehabilitation services at either location, please call 401-261-9623 or 401-641-2019.
To speak with a staff member on the nursing unit at Rhode Island Hospital, please call 401-444-2217.
To speak with a staff member on the nursing unit at Newport Hospital, please call 401-845-1607.