Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute
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Guidelines for admission to the inpatient rehabilitation units at Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute
Requirements for admission
For definitions and guidelines, see admission criteria.
CMS-13 rehabilitation diagnoses
Patients CAN be admitted with medical treatments, comorbidities, or conditions as long as they do not interfere with the patient's ability to participate in the rehabilitation plan of care.
Patients CAN have the following:
Patients CANNOT have any of the following:
The following criteria must be met prior to admitting a patient to Sister Kenny Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation.
Reasonable and necessary criteria
The programs at Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. We accept patients of various funding sources. These include, naming a few, Private Insurance, Worker's Compensation, Self-Pay, HMO/PPO, Medicare, In-state Medicaid, Out-of-State Medicaid, and CHAMPUS.
Physician referral/order forms
Maps and service information
Nancy Hutchison, MD, explains to Minnesota Health Care News how physical medicine and rehabilitation makes a difference in patients' lives. Hutchison is the medical director of cancer rehabilitation at Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute and the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute. She works with therapists at Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute and Sister Kenny Sports and Physical Therapy Centers.
In this article in Minnesota Physician, Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute's Nancy Hutchison, MD explains how cancer rehabilitation improves the life and health of cancer survivors.
In this article in Minnesota Medicine, Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute's Karl J. Sandin, MD, MPH discusses recent advances in neuroscience that have led to newer, more scientific approaches to rehabilitation for patients who have had a stroke or sustained a brain or spinal cord injury.