Inpatient Rehabilitation Pavilion

We would like to thank you for taking the time to learn more about Three Rivers Health Inpatient Rehab Pavilion. We offer comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation services. Using an interdisciplinary team approach, we customize each patient’s care and treatment. Our goal is to provide comprehensive and continuing care to persons with impairments. Our treatment team focuses on patients’ capabilities, rather than disabilities. This positive approach allows our rehabilitation professionals to help patients return to their highest levels of independence.   Our rehab program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) with a special emphasis on stroke accreditation.  We help patients with a wide variety of diagnoses and conditions, such as:

  • Stroke
  • Neurological disorders
  • Multiple trauma
  • Congenital abnormalities
  • Brain injury
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Amputation
  • Fractured femurs
  • Other debilitating conditions

Our Services

If you or someone you love has ever had an illness that requires rehabilitation, you know how important it is to have a fully credentialed team of skilled, compassionate professionals working on your behalf. We offer a wide range of services, including:

  • Physical, occupational, and speech therapy
  • Physiatry
  • Rehabilitation nursing
  • Dietetics
  • Social work and counseling
  • Spiritual support
  • Pre-admission screening and family
  • Family conferences
  • Insurance screening
  • Case coordination and care conferences
  • Patient and family education
  • Eating and swallowing program
  • Home evaluations
  • Durable medical equipment/device assistance

Rehabilitation, Helping You Reach Your Goals

A comprehensive, integrated inpatient rehabilitation program makes use of the “team approach” for your benefit. Your treatment team will carefully consider your needs and capabilities, and then — along with your input — develop an individualized plan of care.

Our program places emphasis on:

  • providing the highest level of therapy, medical care, and nursing care;
  • helping you regain independence by teaching you new ways to do ‘self-supportive’ tasks such as laundry, cooking, and cleaning;
  • teaching you the ‘activities of daily living’ (or ADLs) — such as dressing, grooming, bathing, etc. — to help you resume your normal quality of life;
  • transfer training and mobility;
  • assisting with communication skills;
  • providing patient and family education, counseling, and training;
  • dealing with the psychosocial issues that frequently occur after illness or injury; and
  • developing an appropriate, ongoing plan of care that will help keep you well, even after you’re discharged.

You Make the Difference

Though your team of caregivers will support you throughout your recovery, the progress you make depends largely on you. Your hard work and participation are crucial to your ultimate success.

Most of our services are available seven days a week. We participate with Medicare, Medicaid, and most other private and group insurance companies.

Three Rivers Health Inpatient Rehabilitation Offers Solutions

At Three Rivers Health, the Rehabilitation Pavilion is located within the hospital which provides comprehensive acute inpatient rehabilitation. The Rehabilitation Pavilion opened its doors in 1990 and is well known in the Southwest Michigan area for excellence in rehabilitation.

The acute inpatient rehab unit is designed for patients who have experienced health concerns such as traumatic injuries, brain injury, neurological disorders, spinal cord injuries, stroke, amputation, hip fractures and other orthopedic disorders, or other debilitating conditions. These patients require continued physician oversight and therapy after their acute hospital stay — at that point they are stable to transfer but not yet safe or well enough to return home. Patients at inpatient rehab participate in therapies at least three hours per day, with the goal of the patient being able to maximize their recovery so they can return home safely at their highest levels of independence.

The team of professionals at Three Rivers Health includes physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, nursing, social work/discharge planning, nutritionists and a medical director. This team meets at least weekly to provide a coordinated individualized care plan for each patient. The inpatient rehab unit is CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) accredited and is certified in stroke rehabilitation.

Family members, relatives, and friends of the patient are encouraged to visit with their loved one, participate in therapy sessions for education, and be involved with the treatment planning process. Pets may come to the unit to see their loved one (with appropriate vaccinations). A garden club comes in once a month and a comfort dog visits patients one to two times per month.

Patients who complete their rehabilitation through an acute inpatient rehab program are statistically more likely to recover quicker than those who seek rehabilitation at a skilled nursing facility (SNF), and are also more likely to return to their home. The typical amount of therapy provided at a SNF is 30 minutes, three times a week, which is often in group settings. The average length of stay at an inpatient rehab unit is 12.6 days, while the average length of stay for a SNF is 24-38 days. The nurse to patient ratio at an inpatient rehab unit is 5 to 1, and this ratio for a SNF typically varies from 10-22 to 1. *Information obtained from MileStone Healthcare, Inc.

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association strongly recommend that individuals who have suffered a stroke receive initial rehabilitation in an inpatient rehabilitation facility rather than in a nursing home. There is evidence that patients benefit from the team approach in a facility that understands the importance of rehabilitation during the early period after a stroke, and this approach helps a person fulfill their full potential after a stroke.

Talk to your doctor to see if you or your loved one qualifies to come to an inpatient rehab facility for rehabilitation.


The Three Rivers Rehabilitation Unit had the pleasure of meeting up again with Mr. John Stevens on May 5, 2017. John was a former patient on our rehab unit on two different occasions. In 2013, he suffered a stroke. He faced several challenges during this time, the most difficult being learning to walk again. But he did it!

“The therapists worked very hard with me and showed me exactly what to do. Each therapist had their unique way of teaching me. I liked that. It gave me a different perspective and outlook on things,” said John.

Recently, John was admitted again to our rehab unit with what is called “late-effect” stroke. John began feeling weaker at home and started to experience some falls. His wife called our social worker, Chris Johnson, and Chris put her in contact with our staff on the rehab unit. Physical Therapist Ruta Grinvalds made a visit to John’s home to do an assessment and determine if John could benefit from rehab again. John said he never appreciated anything so much in his lifetime as he did that visit. It gave him hope again. After consultation with his family physician, John was admitted again to our rehab unit.  The nurses and therapists were excellent once again. They got me stronger and able to walk again. They don’t give up on you, they make you work!”

When we asked John if he would recommend our rehab to other people, he shouted out, “Well of course I would, it’s the best rehab unit in our state. Why wouldn’t you recommend the best to people? They take care of the whole person, not just what’s wrong with you. I might not be as fast as I used to be, and

I might need a wheelchair for long distances … but I can walk again, and I am stronger thanks to the staff at Three Rivers Health Rehab!”

Three Rivers Health is CARF accredited (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities

For More Information

To learn more about these services, please contact:

Three Rivers Health Rehab Pavilion
701 S. Health Parkway
Three Rivers, MI 49093
Phone: (269) 273-9795