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Rush Rehabilitation

Coordinated, compassionate inpatient rehabilitation services in a medical center setting

Recovering from a major injury, accident or illness can be the greatest challenge of a person's lifetime. Rush Rehabilitation is here to help by providing exceptional care and support at every stage of your rehabilitative journey.

At Rush, we treat the person, not the disease or injury. Our highly-skilled, multidisciplinary team of inpatient rehabilitation experts understands the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients. We are committed to providing comprehensive treatment in a safe, comfortable environment; achieving the best possible outcomes; and preparing you for a successful transition back into your community.

Excellence in Inpatient Rehabilitation

Convenient access to Rush specialists

Because Rush Rehabilitation is housed in the Johnston R. Bowman Health Center on the Rush University Medical Center campus, your Rush doctors are only steps away. So they can continue to monitor your progress and seamlessly provide care as needed while you are completing your rehabilitation — something you won't find at most other Chicago-area rehabilitation facilities.

A comforting, family-friendly space

At Rush we have designed a warm, welcoming environment that offers privacy and security, as well as opportunities for family members to participate in patient care. Our 42 private rooms include home-like amenities such as flat-screen TVs and recliners for visitors to stay the night. Family and friends are welcome — and are encouraged to visit — throughout the patient's stay.

High marks for patient satisfaction

Rush Rehabilitation scores consistently high on inpatient patient satisfaction surveys. One reason: Our Patient Advisory Council, made up of former Rush Rehab patients, provides ongoing feedback to help us continuously improve the patient and family experience.

Stroke specialty program

Rush Rehabilitation is certified by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and was the first program in Chicago to be designated a Stroke Specialty Program by CARF.

Our program is accredited by the Joint Commission and has been certified as one of its comprehensive stroke centers. This certification recognizes hospitals that make exceptional efforts to foster better outcomes for stroke care. Rush has also received a Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award from the American Stroke Association for outstanding stroke care.

Nursing excellence

Rush University Medical Center has received Magnet status — the highest recognition given for nursing excellence — four consecutive times from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Rush was first awarded the Magnet designation in 2002, and then again in 2006, 2010 and 2014. Rush was the first hospital in Illinois serving both adult and children to receive the designation.

Admitting and eligibility

Rush Rehabilitation can admit patients 24/7.

To be admitted, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Require medical monitoring/supervision (as determined by your doctor)
  • Need at least 3 hours of therapy per day or 15 hours per week from at least two disciplines
  • Be 18 years of age or older

We can accept patients: 

  • Who are receiving chemotherapy or radiation
  • Who require a heparin drip
  • Who require a chest tube or dobhoff tube (a type of nasogastric tube) 
  • Who have a wound vac (vacuum-assisted closure device)

For more information or to request a needs assessment, please call (312) 942-2791.


If you have any questions regarding fees, please call the rehab liason at (312) 942-2791.

Our inpatient rehabilitation team strives to support an optimal patient experience, helping our patients set goals and work to recover their independence after an illness or injury.

Learn About Our Team

Ravi Kasi, MD

Medical Director, Rush Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation

Learn About Our Team

Locations and Contact Information

Johnston R. Bowman Health Center
710 S. Paulina St.
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 942-2791

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