Great River Medical Center's Inpatient Rehabilitation Program is unlike any other treatment area in the hospital or the region that includes southeast Iowa, west-central Illinois and northeast Missouri. It's a unique place where patients and treatment teams work together to set, reach and celebrate goals for restoring function and learning new skills.

The medical center's adult, child and adolescent rehabilitation, and stroke rehabilitation programs are accredited by CARF. The medical center also was one of the first six hospitals in Iowa to be named a certified Primary Stroke Center, receiving The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approvalfor stroke-care programs.

Each day, patients dress and spend several hours working with therapists in Snake Alley Rehabilitation, a large area that includes an automobile, mock grocery store, kitchen, living room, bedroom and bathroom. The area helps patients practice the activities of daily living. It also includes steps, doors and a variety of walking surfaces. The experiences extend to the outdoor courtyard, which has more walking surfaces and a garden with plants to stimulate the senses of smell, touch and sight.

Rest times and evenings are spent in the adjoining 11-bed Rehabilitation Unit. All private and semiprivate rooms overlook beautiful gardens.

The highly qualified rehabilitation team develops programs to help patients regain abilities that have been lost or diminished because of:
  • Accidents with multiple injuries
  • Amputation
  • Brain injury
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Spinal-cord injuries
  • Stroke

Outpatient services are provided in Wellness Plaza, which has one of the state's premier outpatient rehabilitation and health fitness services. Programs include aquatic therapy, athletic training for area schools, back-injury prevention, outpatient cardiac rehabilitation, hand therapy, health fitness, industrial rehabilitation, neurorehabilitation, occupational and physical therapy, and speech language pathology.

Medical director

Anil Dhuna, M.D.