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Inpatient and Outpatient Therapy

Sarasota Memorial's patient-focused and goal-oriented Rehabilitation program offers a full range of inpatient and outpatient therapy to meet the medical, rehabilitation and mobility needs of people recovering from an illness or injury, including brain and spinal-cord injuries, stroke and neurological disorders, and orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions. Our services include:

• Hospital-based inpatient rehabilitation – Housed in the state-of-the-art Rehabilitation Pavilion on the Sarasota Memorial Hospital-Sarasota Campus, our inpatient rehabilitation hospital is the only hospital-based inpatient rehabilitation program in Sarasota County, with complete medical care and emergency services available for those who need continued physician or nursing supervision. The pavilion features 60, all-private rooms and a gym on each patient floor equipped with the best rehab aids and equipment. Inpatients receive at least three hours of daily, one-on-one therapy. See our annual report or call 941-724-2620 for more information. For a virtual tour of the Rehab Pavilion, click here

• Outpatient rehabilitation – We offer a full spectrum of rehabilitation services on an outpatient basis at five convenient locations throughout the county. Learn about our specialized services, or call 941-917-1385 for information.

• Sarasota Memorial Home Care facilitated by BayCare Health System – Our home health nurses and care teams are available to help patients manage serious or chronic medical conditions at home or in an assisted living or skilled nursing facility in the community. Find out more or call 941-917-7730 for information.

• Sarasota Memorial Nursing and Rehabilitation Center – For patients who do not need inpatient rehabilitation care, SMH’s Nursing and Rehabilitation Center offers short- and long-term rehabilitation therapy and skilled nursing. The center has earned the highest 5-star quality rating by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the highest 5-star quality rating from Florida’s Agency for Healthcare Administration and the U.S. News and World Report’s Best Nursing Home ranking. To learn more, click here or call 941-917-4950.

• Rehabilitation Pavilion – Our state-of-the-art Rehabilitation Pavilion opened in April 2017 on the SMH-Sarasota Campus. It houses the 60-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital as well as outpatient rehab services to accommodate the complex medical, rehabilitation and mobility needs of patients with brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, amputation, neurological disorders, and orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions. For details, click here or call 941-724-2620.

Our Team

Whether you receive treatment as an inpatient or on an outpatient basis, our rehab team will be with you through every phase of your recovery.

  • Case Managers (social workers and nurses) assist in planning, coordinating, monitoring and evaluating medical services.

  • Occupational Therapists (OT) help patients relearn how to eat, bathe, dress, and do household, work or school activities.

  • Orthotists and Prosthetists valuate, cast, fabricate and fit custom orthoses and prostheses to maximize each patient’s functional independence.

  • Physiatrists (the rehab team’s lead physician) are specialists in physical medicine and rehabilitation and work with the patient’s physician to determine the scope of services needed and recommend a plan of care.

  • Physical Therapists (PT) help patients build strength, flexibility, balance, coordination and endurance, and learn new ways to achieve independent mobility.

  • Psychologists help patients manage the emotional, cognitive, behavioral and interpersonal problems that may arise following an injury or illness. The team includes Clinical Psychologists as well as Neuropsychologists.

  • Recreation Therapists (RT) provide skill training that helps patients enjoy recreational and leisure activities.

  • Registered Dietitians (RD) ensure patients receive the nutrients they need to heal and participate fully in rehabilitation activities. They guide patients in modifying their diets as indicated by health conditions or changes in activity.

  • Rehabilitation Nurses (RN or CRRN) have advanced training in the care of rehabilitation patients, and work in concert with physicians and therapists to coordinate all aspects of care and treatment.

  • Respiratory Therapists (AART) help patients maximize breathing function and help those who use ventilators or have other respiratory problems.

  • Social Workers (LSW, MSW) help patients and their families plan for life outside the hospital, addressing concerns related to housing, caregiving and financial matters.

  • Speech and Language Pathologists (SLP) address communication challenges some people face after a stroke or illness, helping restoring reading, writing, memory and problem-solving skills. They also evaluate and teach patients how to overcome swallowing difficulties and resume safe eating.


2022 Inpatient Rehabilitation Patient Reports