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Inpatient Rehabilitation

The Rehabilitation Center provides inpatient services for those with potentially life-altering illnesses and injuries. Working closely with patients and families, we design a plan to meet each patient’s unique needs. With a highly trained team, state-of-the- art equipment and a compassionate spirit, Norman Regional is here to help you on your journey home.

Please call 405-307-3863to speak with a healer who can help.

Norman Regional Hospital
901 N. Porter Ave.
Norman, OK 73071

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Rehabilitation Center

Our Commitment to You

Norman Regional Rehabilitation Center is a Center of Excellence

The Joint Commission National Quality Approval
Center of Excellence Rehabilitation Care

Norman Regional Health System is a stroke center of excellence, earning the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers since 2008, highlighting the Inpatient Rehab department’s ability to deliver quality post-stroke rehabilitation. As of February 2022, Norman Regional’s Inpatient Rehab also maintains the Center of Excellence in Rehabilitation Services designation from the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality. This means when patients come to Norman Regional for rehabilitation services, they can rest assured knowing the people taking care of them have proven their ability to deliver the highest quality care available to two of the most highly regarded accrediting bodies in healthcare.

Our team members embrace the mission, vision, and core values of Norman Regional Health System through:

  • Service Excellence and Exceptional Kindness
  • Provision of quality clinical and customer related services
  • Fairness and honesty in all interactions with the public
  • Adherence to professional codes and practice guidelines
  • Ethical practices in all marketing and public relations activities

Our 2020 scores show it makes a difference for our patients:

  • 100 percent of our patients say they would recommend The Rehabilitation Center to others.
  • 97.4 percent of our patients ranked The Rehabilitation Center as a 9 or 10 out of 10 compared to other rehabilitation centers.
  • 80 percent of patients who were discharged from The Rehabilitation Center were able to return to an independent living setting.

Our rehabilitation team includes:

  • Rehabilitation physicians
  • Rehabilitation nurses
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Dietary services
  • Social work and case management
  • Psychology services
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Admission liaison

Additional services include:

  • Pet therapy
  • Computer-based therapy activities
  • Video game–based therapy activities
  • Outdoor obstacle/barrier course at Independence Park
  • Church services
  • Public access computer for patients and their families
  • Home Safety Evaluation Program
  • Community Reintegration Program
  • VitalStim therapy (for swallow treatment)

This program does not serve those who are ventilator dependent, are comatose or have burn management needs. Please understand that patients must be age 18 or older for admission. Those who are referred between the ages of 13 and 17 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

How Long Will you Stay?

Our overall average length of stay for 2020 was 12.13 days.

Many factors influence your length of stay including severity of injury, previous health status, and
medical complications. The Rehab Team will determine an estimated length of stay for you based on the evaluations after your admission. A case manager will keep you updated on the Teams recommendations.

Admission Criteria and Process

The Admission Process begins with a physician order, followed by a referral to our facility. Our Admissions Liaison will correspond with the referring facility’s Case Manager to obtain clinical information and meet with the patient and family. The information obtained will then be presented to our Rehabilitation Physician, who will determine the appropriateness of inpatient rehabilitation admission.

Requirements for admission to the Rehabilitation Center are that the patient is clinically stable, has
ongoing medical needs that require close supervision of a physician, and can tolerate and be willing to participate in an intensive rehab program consisting of 3 hours of therapy per day for 5 days a week, or 15 hours a week.

Upon being accepted for admission our Liaison will coordinate with the Case Manager at your facility to obtain discharge orders and arrange transport to our facility.

Insurance/Payment Information

  • Medicare: Covers inpatient rehabilitation provided you meet the criteria at admission and during your stay. The medical director will make the decision whether you meet the criteria, but that determination is always subject to review from Medicare.
  • Private Insurance: Your benefits will be verified prior to admission and preauthorization for admission obtained. This is not a guarantee of payment. Throughout your stay, your case manager will work with your insurance provider to obtain continued authorization.
  • Private Pay: If you are paying for the program privately and feel you may need assistance, please contact the business office at Norman Regional at 405-307-1318, and they will assist you.

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