Inpatient Rehabilitation Services

MetroHealth’s Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital provides advanced care for people recovering from serious medical conditions. Intensive inpatient rehabilitation services help adults and children (13 years and older) through the first stages of recovery after a serious illness or accident. We provide a caring team of physicians, nurses, therapists and other experts to help you get back into your home and community.

For more information, call 216-778-4167.

Our Experts

Led by a highly trained physical medicine and rehabilitation physician, your team may include:

  • A physical therapist who will focus on regaining your mobility
  • An occupational therapist to help you with self-care
  • A speech pathologist to help you with cognition, memory, speech and swallowing
  • A social worker who helps you return to your community
  • A rehabilitation psychologist to assist you with emotional issues
  • A case manager who can help with insurance issues and ordering special equipment

Other team members include specially trained art, music and recreational therapists. We also teach your family members how to care for you when you’re ready to leave inpatient rehab.

Available Treatments

Therapy treatments are available for - but not limited to - the following conditions:

  • Active polyarticular arthritis (rheumatoid, psoriatic or seronegative)
  • Amputation
  • Brain injury – e.g. traumatic, anoxic/hypoxic, tumor, post-surgical, encephalopathy, infection
  • Burns
  • Cardiopulmonary disease (pneumonia, Congestive Heart Failure or COPD), ventilator dependency, or prolonged ICU course
  • Complex knee or hip replacement (bilateral, obese, elderly, other medical complexities)
  • Congenital deformity
  • Hip or femur fracture
  • Medically complex conditions
  • Multiple trauma
  • Myopathy
  • Neurological disorders – e.g. Multiple Sclerosis, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Myasthenia Gravis, Parkinsonism, Polyneuropathy, Demyelinating Diseases, and Muscular Dystrophy (new diagnosis, exacerbation or change in function)
  • Post-operative recovery (e.g. tumor excision, intracranial shunt, intrathecal baclofen pump, laminectomy)
  • Severe or advanced osteoarthritis
  • Spinal cord injury - traumatic or nontraumatic
  • Stroke (Cerebrovascular Accident)   

Our Doctors/Medical Providers

Laura A. Abounader, APRN-CNP

Laura A. Abounader, APRN-CNP

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

107 ratings / 16 reviews
James J. Begley, MD, MS

James J. Begley, MD, MS

Fellowship Program Director

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

49 ratings / 15 reviews
John Chae, MD, ME

John Chae, MD, ME

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

No patient rating available.   Why?
Lixin Cui, MD, Ph.D

Lixin Cui, MD, Ph.D

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

30 ratings / 6 reviews
Elizabeth K. Dreben, Ph.D

Elizabeth K. Dreben, Ph.D

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

No patient rating available.   Why?
Felicia E. Fraser, Ph.D

Felicia E. Fraser, Ph.D

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

No patient rating available.   Why?
Joelle M. Gabet, MD

Joelle M. Gabet, MD

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

94 ratings / 14 reviews
Frank M. Kenner, Ph.D

Frank M. Kenner, Ph.D

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

No patient rating available.   Why?