Skip to Content

Our Inpatient Rehabilitation Service

The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation operates a 12-bed inpatient service at University of Colorado Hospital. We provide general rehabilitation in an acute care setting for patients whose conditions are best treated in an inpatient environment.

Our interdisciplinary team focuses on the medical and functional issues that affect your day-to-day life, addressing physical, cognitive, and emotional factors in order to increase your ability to live independently.

Why Choose Inpatient Rehabilitation at University of Colorado Hospital?

The Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit is located within University of Colorado Hospital. It offers full medical, surgical, and ancillary services.

Our location. Unlike standalone rehabilitation hospitals, our in-house location allows immediate access to medical and surgical specialists trained in critical care, internal medicine, neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, and other disciplines. In addition, we offer on-site ancillary services such as radiology and laboratory services.

Our treatment team. Our treatment team has remained highly consistent, with demonstrated expertise in a variety of medical, surgical, and neurological conditions.

Our nurses. Nurses who work in rehabilitation services have many years of experience. They are specifically trained to address the individualized needs of our patients, including skin, bladder, and bowel management. The UCH nursing staff has been recognized for excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

A patient-centric approach

Each patient has a spacious, private room, specifically designed to promote functional independence and to foster family involvement in the rehabilitation process. Your family and friends are encouraged to participate in your treatment program.


  • Matthew Godleski, MD, Medical Director. Dr. Godleski served as Chief Resident of the University of Colorado Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program from 2006-2007. He completed medical school at the University of Rochester in 2003 after receiving an undergraduate degree with honors from programs in both Cellular Neuroscience and Molecular Biology at Colgate University in New York. Dr. Godleski now holds a faculty appointment as Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine within the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
  • Tim Wimbish, MS, CCC-SLP, Director, Rehabilitation Services.
  • Jan Hagman, RN, MS, Nurse Manager, Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit, Acute Care of the Elderly Unit and Pavilion Suites.

Admission Information

Call the UCH Access Center at (720) 848-2828 to ask about admissions to the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit.

Candidates for admission to the UCH Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit will be required to provide certain medical and insurance information.