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Inpatient Rehabilitation

We offer inpatient rehabilitation services at Memorial Regional Hospital South in Hollywood, Florida.

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Memorial Rehabilitation Institute is a South Florida destination for world-class, comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation, in one convenient location at Memorial Regional Hospital South. Every year, our rehabilitation specialist care for more than 2,000 patients–and our numbers are growing. We can help patients with nearly any kind of condition, even the most medically complex cases.

Why Choose Us for Inpatient Treatment

At Memorial Rehabilitation Institute, your care is both innovative and personal. Our 12,000-square-foot gym is equipped with some of the latest therapeutic equipment, including robotic technology for the treatment of various neurological conditions. In addition, our therapeutic simulated community provides an environment where patients can practice life skills such as a visit to a grocery store or library. Patients can practice getting in and out of a car and learn how to navigate through a one-bedroom transitional apartment. This allows patients and families to gain confidence in their ability to manage at home and in the community, while still having therapists and staff nearby.


Quality of Care

Our average scores measuring outcomes for length of stay, daily functional improvement, and ability to return home, according to the Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR®), continually exceed national average scores. We are accredited by The Joint Commission as well as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). 

Learn more about our adult inpatient comprehensive, brain injury, cancer and stroke rehabilitation outcomes.

Inpatient Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How long will I be here?
The exact time is determined once our multidisciplinary clinical team performs a comprehensive evaluation, considering factors such as your diagnosis, your insurance coverage, your prior and current levels of function, and what kind of help you’ll have at home. A patient’s average length of stay is less than two weeks.
What will my room be like?
Memorial Rehabilitation Institute offers private rooms with telephones, cable television and free Wi-Fi. Our bathrooms and showers are wheelchair-accessible.
What about my meals?
Each day, you will receive meals customized to your medical needs. Kosher meals are also available, and we’ll honor other special dietary cultural requests you may have. You can bring in food from outside the hospital once the medical staff gives you clearance to do so.
What should I bring?

We strongly suggest that you bring clothing that’s comfortable to wear, including sweatpants or slacks, loose shirts or tops, and a sweater or sweatshirt. They should be similar to the clothes you’d wear each day if you weren’t in the hospital. We also highly recommend supportive, comfortable, non-skid shoes and socks.

Our pharmacy department will review all your medications and work with your doctor to create an accurate list of all the drugs that you are taking. So please leave all medications and herbal supplements at home.

Who will take care of me?

At the Memorial Rehabilitation Institute, you will be in the caring hands of a physiatrist — a medical doctor who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation. This physician will see you daily while you’re in the hospital, and will collaborate with other members of your medical team, including your regular doctor, as needed. Your team consists of:

  • Rehabilitation nurses
  • Physical therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Speech language pathologists
  • Recreational therapists
  • Neuropsychologists
  • Dietitians
  • Case managers
  • Social workers
  • Pharmacists
  • and Liz, our therapy dog!
What will my treatment be like?
Our clinicians will develop an individualized plan of care for you, but generally, each patient receives a minimum of three hours of treatment daily, five to six times per week. You’ll receive a daily schedule that’s customized to your needs. (Typically, you won’t have therapy on the day of your discharge since our nurses, case managers, therapy team and your physiatrist will be working hard to get you ready to go home.)
What is a Team Conference?
A weekly conference, led by your doctor, will include all of the members of your team including the therapists, nurses, case manager or social worker. You and your family will hear your progress first hand and the details or your discharge plan will be discussed. If your family is unable to be present, we encourage them to join us remotely by phone.
How will my discharge work?
Since most of our patients need help at home after they leave us — and have continued therapy needs that are done at home or on an outpatient basis — we actually begin planning for your discharge as soon as you arrive! You’ll be assigned a case manager, who will work with you to develop a comprehensive discharge plan and help arrange for equipment and other resources such as outpatient therapy, home health care, or hiring a private caregiver. Your planned discharge will occur in the morning on the day it’s scheduled.

Referral Process

Our highly trained admissions staff will assess your case within 24 hours of receiving the referral. The admissions process involves gathering your medical and functional level information, your insurance information (if applicable), as well as your potential date for transfer.

The admissions coordinator works closely with your case manager, referring physician, our medical director and your insurance company (if applicable) to be sure all of the criteria for admissions are met so we may help you make a smooth transition to our program. Once your admission has been approved by your insurance company (if applicable), our staff will collaborate with your referring facility to arrange for your transfer.

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Inpatient Rehabilitation Location

Memorial Regional Hospital South
3600 Washington Street
Hollywood, FL 33021

Pediatric inpatient treatment is available at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.

Take a tour of Memorial Rehabilitation Institute

Take a tour of Memorial Rehabilitation Institute

Take a video tour of Memorial Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial Regional Hospital South, your South Florida destination for comprehensive rehabilitation services. See how our facility is designed to help you go beyond limitations to reach your recovery goals.
Go Beyond - Our Inpatient Rehabilitation Program

Go Beyond - Our Inpatient Rehabilitation Program

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Virtual In-Room Assistance at Memorial Rehabilitation Institute

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Our Awards and Recognitions

U.S News Report award 2023-2024 Rehabilitation

U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals for Rehabilitation

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Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)

The Joint Commission National Quality Approval

The Joint Commission

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