Inpatient Rehabilitation

Fast Facts

  • Average Daily Census FY2020
  • Nurse to Pt Ratio
  • PCT to Pt Ratio
    1 to 6 on days, 1 to 8 on nights
  • Shifts
    Traditional 12 hour shifts; 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., 7 p.m. - 7 a.m.
  • Certifications Available
    CRRN, BLS, CPI, Rehab Specific Quality Indicators, Mental Health Code training, NDQI Wound scale, NIH Stroke Scale

The Inpatient Rehab unit is located on the first floor of MyMichigan Medical Center Alma. We help patients to recover from a stroke, motor vehicle accidents, craniotomies, multiple traumas, general debility, hip fractures, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), metabolic encephalopathy, neurological disorders, spinal injuries, and Parkinson’s. We begin talking about the discharge plan for patients at admission. Our goal for our patients is always to discharge them home with full independence. We have a medical director on the unit Monday through Friday to discuss the patient progress and plan of care with the nursing and therapy team.

We host a Stroke Reunion every autumn that brings back recovered stroke patients to share their stories.

New staff are always paired with a preceptor to help them orient to the unit. Dysphagia training, transfer training, TBI, and stroke specialty training are all part of the orientation process. During orientation nurses also spend a day with our therapists to observe their process and workflow; since we work closely with them to help our patients get stronger. Cross training to other units usually takes place after about 3 months of hire.

What Our Employees are Saying

  • “My favorite aspect of the rehab specialty is seeing the patient progress to independence. We get the opportunity to celebrate the small and large victories with our patient from the first step, to discharging home with family support. We will be there for our patients every step of the way to help them achieve their goals to recovery.” — Nicole Yaconis, B.S.N, R.N.

  • “My favorite thing about rehab is seeing people go from dependency to total independence. It is very rewarding to be a part of that process.” — Kara Baker, OTR/L

  • “I like getting to know my patients and seeing how much they appreciate my help. I like to see them get stronger.” — Roberto Ramirez, CAN

  • “We save lives on rehab. Not through CPR compression's but by allowing them to go home independent with dignity.” — Courtney Preston, B.S.N., R.N.