Our Mission – Adding Life to Years®
The mission of the Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation (CIIR) Program at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital is to bring quality to the lives of patients with cognitive and functional limitations. In partnership with MedStar National Rehabilitation Network, our interdisciplinary 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.
Since 1971, our high standards of quality care have earned us accreditation by CARF, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities for its Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs—Hospital. We have also achieved CARF accreditation as a Stroke Specialty Program since 2007. This represents the highest level of accreditation awarded to an organization and demonstrates that the services provided to our patients and their families are of the highest quality.
To find out if you are eligible for this program, call 443-444-4701 to speak with one of our admissions liaisons.
Helping You Meet Your Rehab Goals
We provide care for all kinds of patients who need intensive rehabilitation, including:
- Brain injury
- Cardiac condition/heart surgery
- Complex medical needs
- Orthopaedic condition/joint replacement
- Spinal cord injury
- Ventilator Care
A Good Combination
Because of Inpatient Rehabilitation is located within MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, our patients have access to rehabilitation and acute medical services all within one setting, offering continuous and comprehensive expert care. When choosing a rehabilitation center, patients and families should consider whether the facility has all the services they may need. Our combination of rehabilitation and medical care ensures that almost everything a patient may need is available. For example, should an emergency or complication arise, Intensive and Cardiac Care Units are on site.
In addition, we provide full imaging capabilities, renal dialysis and respiratory therapy. Our complete spectrum of services also includes support groups, home care services and follow-up rehabilitation clinics with rehabilitation physicians. Quite simply, we find this winning combination of rehabilitation expertise, support programs and medical/surgical services best for our patients and their families.
Meet Your Treatment Team
A Typical Day
- Morning: Your nursing team will give you medications and assist you as you prepare for your day’s activities. Your nurse or therapist will assist you with your activities of daily living, or ADLs, including grooming, bathing, dressing and having breakfast. As a patient, you will be expected to dress in regular clothing, including shoes, so that your therapy closely reflects how you will function in your home environment. You will then attend morning therapy sessions.
- Noon: Break for rest and lunch. If needed, a therapist may work with you during your lunch on swallowing and eating skills.
- Afternoon: Therapy sessions and educational activities continue until 4 p.m.
- Evening: Dinner and visits with your family and friends will round out your day. Informal activities may take place in the evening as well.
Rehabilitation requires a balance of therapy and rest. Throughout the day, your schedule will include opportunities for both. Typically, therapy sessions occur between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Your individual schedule may change day to day. When you are not in therapy, you are given the chance to practice all the skills you have learned, so that you can reap the full benefit of your rehab stay. We encourage members of your family to make arrangements to attend therapy sessions, classes and support groups, so they can follow your progress and offer their support.
Becoming a Patient
Because insurance coverage varies for our services, a pre-admission financial screening is completed to determine your insurance benefit. Authorizations and pre-certifications are obtained by our admission coordinators. Financial counseling is made available for families who may need to make alternate financial arrangements. Admission to our rehabilitation program depends on several important criteria:
- Physical condition requires at least two rehabilitation services, such as physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech-language therapy
- Ability to follow instructions, learn and remember new skills
- Ability to participate in at least three hours of therapy a day, five days a week
- Reasonable post-rehabilitation discharge plan
You will receive a customized discharge plan that includes home safety, equipment and supplies, and scheduling the appropriate follow-up medical care. We will help make the proper arrangements for any medical equipment, home care or community services you may need when you return home. Some people do not return directly home after their stay. If needed, our coordinator of care will assist you in alternative planning, which may include placement in a sub-acute care unit—or an assisted living facility. In addition, as part of MedStar Health, MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital can help coordinate outpatient rehabilitation and home care services right in your community. To speak with one of our admissions liaisons, call 443-444-4701.
Call Us Today
To speak with one of our admissions liaisons, call us at:
MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital
2nd Floor, Main Hospital Building
5601 Loch Raven Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21239
- Scott Lepre, MD - Chair, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Associate Medical Director, Regional Physiatry
- Lori Mizell, PT - Therapy Program Manager
- Kevin Platt, PT, DPT, MBA - Administrative Director
- Carol Zeller, MSN, RN, CRRN - Patient Care Manager
- Kevin Song, BSN, RN, CRRN - Admissions Manager
Facebook Live Webcast
Have you or a loved one suffered a stroke, spinal injury, or loss of motor skills? Click below to watch our team explain how they help enhance patients’ functional capabilities.
Learn More About Inpatient Rehabilitation
Click below to read more about the types of care provided by our Inpatient Rehabilitation team.
- Amputation Care
- Patients with Brain Injury
- Spinal Cord Injury Care
- Stroke Rehabilitation Care
- Ventilator Care
Learn More About Outpatient Rehabilitation
Click below to read about the types of care provided by our Outpatient Rehabilitation team.
- Outpatient Rehabilitation
- Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Services (CORS)
- Outpatient Center for Orthopaedic Rehab (OCOR)
- Parkinson's Disease Treatments
New Inpatient Rehabilitation Center Opening Soon
As part of our hospital's 50th anniversary celebration, we are building a new Inpatient Rehabilitation Center. Find out how you can support our vision.
Watch the video below to learn how our team helped avid runner Suzanne recover from injury and resume a healthy, active lifestyle.