September 12, 2018

Hartford Hospital bows $5M inpatient rehab unit

Hartford Hospital has opened a new 26-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit in its main building on Seymour Street.

Hartford Hospital recently opened a new 26-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit in its main building on Seymour Street.

The 21,000-square-foot unit represents an approximately $5 million investment, according to Hartford HealthCare, which said the space was formerly a medical-surgical area.

The facility will provide specialized physical, occupational and speech therapy to patients with multiple sclerosis, stroke, Parkinson's disease, brain or spinal cord injuries, amputation and other conditions, the health system said.

The unit has private rooms and a "skills apartment" for practicing the activities of daily living. It is led by medical director Dr. David Monti, who is a physiatrist.

Hartford HealthCare says most patients will spend 12 or 13 days in the unit, and are less likely to be readmitted to the hospital after discharge compared to patients who receive rehab care in an sub-acute outpatient setting.

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