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.
- Victor Chang, MD, Medical Director. Dr. Chang has been the Medical Director for inpatient rehabilitation services at University of Colorado Hospital since 2006. He is a board-certified physiatrist and has practiced in the Denver area since 1999. Dr. Chang completed his residency training at the University of Washington in Seattle, followed by fellowship training at Craig Hospital in Englewood, Colorado. In 2007 UCH awarded Dr. Chang the Outstanding Full-Time Physician award, and he earned the Academic Teacher of the Year award from the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation in 2008.
- Tim Wimbish, M.S., CCC-SLP, Director, Rehabilitation Services.
For more information about the admission process or inpatient rehabilitation services, please call Diana Hersh, LCSW at (720) 848-6487 or Mike Metcalf, MS, RN, CRRN at (720) 848-3822. You may also call the inpatient floor directly at (720) 848-3800 and ask for Diana or Mike.
Please note that candidates for admission to the UCH Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit will be required to provide certain medical and insurance information.