Acute Rehabilitation Unit

Regional West Medical Center
4021 Avenue B
Scottsbluff, Nebraska 69361

As the only accredited inpatient rehabilitation facility in western Nebraska, Regional West’s Acute Rehabilitation Unit (ARU) bridges the gap in the continuum of care between the time patients needing intensive rehabilitation first enter the hospital to the time they go back home.

Because members of your interdisciplinary rehabilitation team are all located on the Regional West campus, physicians and staff have direct access to your hospital records. This helps ensure a seamless transition from one level of care to the next.

The average length of stay on the Acute Rehab Unit is 14 days.

Who are our patients? We treat patients who are recovering from a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Amputation
  • Multiple trauma
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Other neurological conditions

Why should I choose the Acute Rehab Unit?

  • We utilize a resource-intensive, interdisciplinary team approach in the delivery of rehabilitation care. Because all team members are located right on Regional West’s campus, our patients benefit from their regular communication.
  • The ARU is a certified Stroke Specialty Program.
  • Sixteen of the unit’s 18 beds are in private rooms with private baths.
  • We offer a transitional apartment, which serves as a place where patients can safely practice the skills they have learned in the ARU before going home.
  • Most therapy occurs right in the ARU.
  • Our patients have access to the onsite Rehab Center’s therapy pool.

Before being admitted to the ARU, our patients have usually received inpatient care. They are admitted to the ARU when they are stable and able to work on functional issues arising from their injury or disease, including:

  • Walking or other mobility problems
  • Relearn activities of daily living
    • Hygiene
    • Dressing
    • Bathing
    • Feeding
    • Swallowing
    • Communicating

The Acute Rehab Unit is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and by the Joint Commission.

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