Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute

Patients who receive treatment for ruptured brain aneurysms often need rehabilitation to regain their skills and reach their goals. Rehabilitation begins during the patient's stay at United Hospital,with staff from Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, part of Allina Health.

Rehabilitation staff

The Institute's staff work with patients in the Bentson Family Foundation Neurological Intensive Care Unit and in patient units.

The doctor who directs rehabilitation care is a physiatrist, a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation. The physiatrist evaluates each patient's physical and mental functioning, mood and motivation, and orders specific types of therapy. The doctor also checks for medication interaction issues and coordinates the timely start for therapy, including providing information to insurance for pre-authorization of therapy.

Physical and occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists and social workers help patients in the Bentson Family Foundation Neurological Intensive Care Unit and in hospital units.

Inpatient unit for rehabilitation

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute's acute inpatient unit at United - 8940 is a comfortable environment where each patient receives care and practices daily living activities. The unit has earned accreditation from the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). This means it meets the highest industry standards for quality care and service.

Outpatient rehabilitation services

After leaving the hospital, patients may receive ongoing therapies—including physical, occupational and speech therapy—at one of Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute's outpatient sites in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. These sites offer a full spectrum of services to improve patients' quality of life and help them achieve their personal best.

Reviewed By: Eric Nussbaum, MD, medical director of United's neurovascular neurosurgery program
First Published: 09/17/2013
Last Reviewed: 09/17/2013