Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit Admissions

Inpatient Admissions

At UPHS - Marquette’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit we have an easy friendly admission process for all of our patients, their families, physicians, case manager, insurance/managed care companies and all other referral sources.  

Potential patients who are current inpatients at UPHS - Marquette, residents of a skilled nursing facility, or even those living at home and are interested in the Inpatient Rehabilitation program at UPHS - Marquette should ask their case manager/social worker/physician for a referral for acute rehab services at UPHS-Marquette Inpatient Rehabilitation.  Referrals should be directed to one of our Clinical Liaisons.  Once the referral is received, a clinical liaison together with our Program Director and Medical Director will review your need for rehab services along with your insurance benefits.  The clinical liaison will then contact you to discuss the possible admission to the program and help secure the necessary medical approval. 

If admitted to the program, you will be fully oriented to the hospital’s rules and regulations and overall process by the admitting nurse along with the remainder of the rehabilitation team.  Patients are encouraged to bring articles of clothing that they feel comfortable wearing at home, including footwear.  Preferably elastic shorts and pull over shirts.  You may also want to have a sweater or jacket as the hospital does have a tendency to feel cold.  You will also be encouraged to send any valuables to your home.

Our goal is to coordinate a smooth transition to Inpatient Rehabilitation as soon as the patient is medically stable and able to participate in all of our specialized programs. 

For additional information about admission to UPHS - Marquette Inpatient Rehabilitation, call one of our Clinical Liaisons directly at 906.235.7165 or 906.360.9939.


For healthcare providers:

Our team will review and assess your patient/family member before admission to ensure your patient meets the requirements for Inpatient Rehabilitation. A person may be admitted from the hospital setting, emergency room, an observation unit, another facility, or directly from home. Admission to Inpatient Rehabilitation does not require a full three-day stay at a short-term hospital.

To qualify for admission, patients must:

  1. Have medical necessity (conditions that require ongoing medical management)
  2. Require rehabilitation physician supervision (at least 3 visits per week)
  3. Require a minimum of two therapies (PT, OT, or ST)
  4. Be able to complete a minimum of three hours of therapy daily a minimum of five our of seven days per week (3 hours/day, 5 days/week)
  5. Require 24-hour rehabilitation nursing interventions and assessments by specially trained rehabilitation nurses
  6. Demonstrate the willingness to actively participate in an intensive rehabilitation program
  7. Demonstrate ability to make significant practical improvement in a reasonable period of time and have realistic goals of returning home

Admission diagnoses:

  1. Stroke
  2. Brain injury
  3. Spinal cord injury
  4. Multiple trauma
  5. Amputations
  6. Neurological disorders
  7. Arthritis
  8. Cardiac
  9. Pulmonary conditions
  10. Orthopedic injuries
  11. Debilities and other diagnoses for medically complex conditions

Every referral we receive is given consideration. Every admission decision is made on a number of factors and reviewed on an individual basis.

Best option for patients who:

  • Would benefit from more intensive physical involvement including consultation with specialists (urology, hospitalists, cardiology, etc…)
  • Can tolerate and benefit from at least three hours of therapy daily
  • Have the potential to learn how to care for themselves
  • Have moderate to severe disability
  • Would benefit from round-the-clock skilled nursing
  • Have comorbidities such as diabetes, hypertension or congestive heart failure

We also treat:

  • Impaired physical mobility
  • Self-care  deficits (bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting)
  • Impaired cognition
  • Sensory-perceptual deficits
  • Impaired communication
  • Potential for injury secondary to physical limitations
  • Impaired safety/awareness/judgment
  • Impaired swallowing
  • Environmental factors for community re-integration
  • Adaptive equipment use
  • Debility

To make a referral please fax to 906.449.1923 or contact a clinical liaison at 906.235.7165. If you do not receive a return call within 24 hours please contact the nursing desk at 906.449.3800.