Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit
Restoring independence after illness or injury

Our mission is to provide a comprehensive rehabilitation program of the highest quality in order to improve the functional independence of those we serve. Since the rehabilitation program is located within Good Shepherd Medical Centers, patients have 24-hour access to nursing and physician care, emergency rapid response care, respiratory support, imaging, laboratory, telemetry, dialysis, pharmacy and nutrition. They also have the benefit of being treated at the area’s preferred hospital which includes an accredited heart failure and chest pain center and a primary stroke center.

From admission to discharge, Good Shepherd’s rehabilitation patients demonstrate a greater return of function (dressing, bathing, walking) when compared to the national average for rehabilitation units. Our team works with each patient one-on-one, according to the individual’s unique needs, to produce this quality result.

Our inpatient rehabilitation program includes:

  • Rehabilitation medicine
  • Rehabilitation nursing
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech-language therapy
  • Dietary services
  • Social services
  • Respiratory care

How Our Program Works

Your care will be directed by a physician with specialized training in physical medicine and rehabilitation. The rehabilitation physician will see you at least three times a week, while other physicians may visit on a consulting basis. Patients, family members and the rehabilitation staff are partners in establishing goals that incorporate the unique strengths, abilities and needs of each patient.

The Good Shepherd Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit is comprised of an interdisciplinary team of qualified professionals who meet the special needs of each patient. Our entire clinical staff works as a coordinated team to ensure that patients receive the greatest benefit from the rehabilitation process. This approach aims to effectively address all aspects of life that have been affected by illness or injury. We employ expert physical, speech and occupational therapists to provide at least three hours of therapy five days per week. Our rehabilitation nurses are specially trained to carryover the techniques learned in therapy throughout the remainder of the day.

The inpatient rehabilitation program is equipped with everything need on the journey to recovery, including:

  • A full scale kitchen, bathroom and laundry to work on activities of daily living
  • Wii™ technology used in a therapeutic manner
  • Mechanized lifting devices
  • VitalStim technology to improve swallow functions
  • A fully equipped rehabilitation gym and dining room
  • 26 private rooms in Longview, 10 private rooms in Marshall
  • Therapet visitation
  • iPads for speech and patient education
  • Caregiver and Stroke Club

Admission Criteria and Referrals

Patients must be willing to take an active role in the program and be able to participate in physical, occupational and/or speech therapy for at least three hours per day. They must also have a qualifying diagnosis that requires 24-hour nursing care and have the need for a coordinated intensive therapy.

Patients may be referred to the Inpatient Rehabilitation Program at Good Shepherd by physicians, social workers, rehabilitation nurses, counselors, patients and their families. However, a physician order is required for admission to the unit. Candidates for the rehabilitation unit may be considered for admission while residing in various temporary or permanent settings, such as their home or the hospital.

More on Inpatient Rehab

For questions about Good Shepherd inpatient rehabilitation units, or to initiate a patient referral, please call our admission coordinator at 903.315.1926 for Longview or 903.927.6640 for Marshall.

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