Rehabilitation Services

  • Phone: (989) 356-7731
  • Alternate: (989) 590-4243
  • Fax: (989) 356-7208
Rehabilitation Services
MyMichigan Medical Center Alpena

RehabCentre 1501 W. Chisholm Street Alpena, MI 49707

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Admission coordinators can help you determine if the inpatient rehab program is right for you or a loved one, call (989) 356-7731 or (989) 590-4243.


Inpatient rehabilitation, through the RehabCentre at MyMichigan Medical Center Alpena is dedicated to treating the patient as a whole to help restore lost abilities after an illness or injury. The rehab program has an interdisciplinary team of professionals including rehab trained nursing staff, occupational therapists, physical therapists, certified physical therapy assistants, speech therapists, a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation doctor, Physician Assistant, and a dedicated rehab social worker.

  • The patient care unit hosts 11 beds and is housed on the second floor of the Medical Center
  • There is a dedicated inpatient rehab gym and patient dining room
  • Nursing care is provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • The unit has access for referral consultations with numerous sub-specialties including hospitalist services, orthopedics, neurology, pulmonology, cardiology, psychology, wound care, and nephrology.
  • The intense therapy schedule provides for three hours of therapy, five days a week

Learn more about MyMichigan's Inpatient Rehabilitation program and view patient testimonials.

Photo of Dr. Karen Meyer and Jordan Bellmore, PA-C – RehabCentre provider team.

Karen Meyer, D.O. and Jordan Bellmore, P.A.-C., RehabCentre Provider Team.

Photo of the nurse’s station in the Rehab Unit.

RehabCentre nurse’s station.

Photo of the therapy kitchen in the Rehab Unit.

Rehab Unit patient room.

Photo of the therapy kitchen in the Rehab Unit.

RehabCentre kitchen where patients can practice their fine motor skills.

Photo of the laundry room in the Rehab Unit.

RehabCentre laundry room, used to help patient’s navigate daily living.

Photo of physical therapy room with a car simulator to teaching getting in and out of a car.

Physical therapy room with a car simulator for teaching patient’s how to get in and out of a car safely.

Photo of the physical therapy room and equipment used for rehabilitation.

Physical Therapy room and equipment used for rehabilitation.

Photo of Dr. Meyer with RehabCentre patient.

Dr. Meyer with RehabCentre patient.

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Admission Guidelines

The purpose of rehabilitation is to ensure best possible outcomes and return patients to their home/prior living situation after recovery from a life-altering or debilitating illness or injury. We provide 24/7 care and support during your stay.

Criteria for admission, patiient must:

  • Require therapeutic interventions from multiple therapy disciplines, with one being physical therapy or occupational therapy
  • Be able to participate in intense rehab interventions
    • 3 hours per day at least 5 days per week
  • Reasonably be expected to participate in, and benefit significantly from the intense therapy program
  • Need management from a rehabilitation physician
  • Require intense and coordinated interdisciplinary approach to rehabilitation

Services & Patient Outcomes


The program services a variety of illnesses and impairments, including the following:

  • Stroke
  • Brain injuries (traumatic and non-traumatic)
  • Neuropathy and myopathy
  • Multiple trauma,
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Polyarthritis
  • Amputation
  • Orthopedic disorders
  • Neurological conditions
  • Guillain-Barré
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Cardiac or pulmonary diseases
  • Generalized debility

Patient Outcomes 

  • 2021 Patient Evaluation Metric (PEM) score: 91.9 (70th percentile)
  • Functional efficiency (amount of gain patients made): 72.3%
  • Discharge to community: 87.1%
  • Total admissions (patients served): 155
  • Types of patients served: some examples
    • Stroke 25.2%
    • Neuro 14.8%
    • Traumatic brain 3.2%
    • Non-traumatic brain 12.3%
  • Average length of stay: 11.2