A Community Collaboration Between IU Health and St. Vincent Health

Karen, a CRRN overnight charge nurse for Unit 1

Melani, RN, attending to her patient

Himanshu, RHI Physical Therapist



From the ground up, RHI
was built for Rehabilitation

 

Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana opened in January 1992 as one of the few freestanding rehabilitation hospitals in Indiana. RHI is owned by two of the largest, most well-respected healthcare systems in the state: Indiana University Health and St. Vincent Health.

 

RHI is a specialty based rehabilitation facility where RHI patients work with therapists and nurses trained in the treatment of their particular diagnosis. The majority of our patients return to their home environment after discharge from RHI.  Our continuum provides inpatient acute services, and outpatient and vocational rehabilitation services for adults with spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, strokes, amputations, orthopedic conditions, neuromuscular diseases, burns, and other illnesses or injuries resulting in debilitation.

 

RHI was built for rehabilitation, and that is evident when you visit the scenic campus. RHI’s main campus offers the following amenities:

  • We have a 12,000 square foot gymnasium with state-of-the-art equipment.
  • Our gym has activities of daily living practice areas to help you transition to home, such as a practice kitchen, practice bathroom with shower, bath and lavatory, bed, and car.
  • The swimming pool is used for rehabilitation.
  • Patients enjoy large rooms that do not restrict wheelchair mobility.
  • Large bathrooms with customized showers and sinks built especially for rehabilitation patients.
  • Hallways and doors are wide, and nursing stations are built at wheelchair height.
  • A Transitional Living Unit (TLU) within the hospital to help you and your caregivers practice independent living prior to making the transition home.

 

The Transitional Living Unit (TLU) is a furnished apartment-style living area that allows patients to practice being at home while professional help is readily available. Patients and caregivers will test their skills and build confidence in their abilities while discovering areas for continued improvement.

 

AREAS OF FOCUS

 

  • Neuropsychology
  • 1-on-1 physical therapy
  • 1-on-1 occupational therapy
  • 1-on-1 speech therapy
  • Rehabilitation nursing
  • Spacticity management
  • Vision therapy
  • Wheelchair seating and positioning clinic
  • Education and support programs for patients and caregivers
  • Percentage of patients who return
    to the community from RHI
  • Number of nurses with CRRN
    (Certified Rehabilitation Registered
    Nurse) certification at RHI
  • Physicians On-Site at RHI