Inpatient Rehabilitation Therapy


Inpatient Rehabilitation Therapy at
Mary Free Bed

Through our collaboration with the Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Network, northern Michigan patients have increased access to specialists, streamlined care coordination, and the highest standard of rehabilitative care close to home.

Inpatient Rehab at Munson Medical Center

The Benefits of Inpatient Rehabilitation

Inpatient (in-hospital) rehabilitation has been shown to enhance recovery, helping patients to achieve a higher level of success than other types of rehabilitation programs. Inpatient rehabilitation can assist you in adapting to your current abilities and help you learn new skills so you can maintain as much independence as possible. Patients who complete inpatient rehab benefit from more intensive patient-doctor and nurse interaction, have greater success at recovering lost functions (such as walking independently), and tend to return home sooner. Read more about our patient success rate.

Success Rate


Patient Success Stories

Types of Inpatient Rehabilitation Care

Mary Free Bed provides inpatient rehabilitation for adults recovering from many conditions, including:

  • Amputation
  • Brain injury
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac and pulmonary
  • General rehabilitation
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Medically complex conditions
  • Multiple trauma
  • Neurologic conditions
    • Feeding/swallowing
    • Multiple sclerosis
    • Parkinson’s Disease
    • Neuropathy
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Sepsis
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Stroke

Your Recovery Team

Your inpatient rehab team may include: 

Inpatient Rehab at Munson Medical Center
  • Physicians, board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation 
  • Neuropsychologist 
  • Nurses, certified in rehabilitation 
  • Physical therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Speech/language therapists
  • Case managers

You are the most important person on your rehab team. Research shows that the sooner you begin vigorous rehabilitation, the better your outcome will be. Rehab takes dedication and hard work, but the effort you put into it now will reap great long-term rewards. 

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Your Rehab Journey: What to Expect

Our Rehabilitation Unit is located on the first floor of Munson Medical Center. Our unit features shared, semi-private, and private rooms, each equipped with phones and televisions. Early in the admission process, you will be told approximately how long you will be staying on our unit. This may change based upon your gains made in therapies and progression toward your goals.

During your stay, you’ll work alongside our team of compassionate, encouraging experts to improve your strength, balance, and motor skills. Therapy is scheduled 3+ hours per day, 5 to 6 days a week.

A Day in Rehab

Additional components of your rehab journey may include:

  • Community re-entry outing 
  • Comprehensive discharge planning 
  • Driving assessments 
  • Equipment needs
  • Home assessment 
  • Home care coordination 
  • Recreation therapy 
  • Sub-specialty physician

Your family and/or support person are also essential to your recovery. Munson Manor Hospitality House is available for family members of out-of-town patients.

What to Expect

Our Success Rate

patient success rate at munson medical center

Your success is our top priority. In annual outcomes studies, our program is shown to exceed the national average in the rate of patients successfully discharged to live in the community, as well as in the area of functional improvement. Click on the links to our most recent patient outcome report below.

Inpatient Report Card

Insurance Requirements

Most insurance companies include a rehabilitation benefit. Our Patient Accounts staff will verify this benefit before you are admitted.

Admission Guidelines

To meet the criteria for inpatient admission, you must:

  • Need to be seen by a physician five days a week
  • Have skilled-level nursing needs
  • Tolerate and benefit from a minimum of three hours of therapy at least five days a week

Our admission coordinators will review these guidelines with you. Contact us for more information.