For more than 50 years, Ohio State has forged a tradition of excellence in physical rehabilitation by providing the highest quality care to people with disabling or debilitating injuries and conditions. Ohio State rehabilitation specialists can help individuals regain function and independence when faced with challenges related to:

If you or a family member is interested in being admitted to Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital, contact Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital.

The Nation’s Best Right Here in Central Ohio: Accredited by CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities), Ohio State’s rehabilitation program meets the nation’s highest standards of quality, safety and outcome measures

Our Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs that are CARF-accredited include:

  • Brain Injury Specialty Program
  • Spinal Cord Injury System of Care
  • Stroke Specialty Program
  • Cancer Rehabilitation Program
  • Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation Program (Adults)

Ohio State's program is distinguished as:

  • First in Ohio, second in the nation, third in the world to be awarded CARF accreditation for our inpatient cancer rehabilitation program
  • First in Ohio and third in the country to be awarded CARF accreditation for our inpatient stroke program
  • One of 16 centers in the country with a model program for treatment and research of rehabilitation following brain injury, the Ohio Regional Traumatic Brain Injury Model System

Here’s what makes Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital so special

Leadership: Since 1963, Ohio State has led state and national rehabilitation initiatives, utilizing treatment standards that have shortened hospital stays, restored independence and enhanced the quality of life for patients across the country.

A Team of Experts: Each patient’s care team is created from Ohio State’s expert care providers: board certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians (physiatrists), physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, rehabilitation psychologists, recreation therapists, rehabilitation nurses, case managers, social workers, consultation with other specialists, such as neurologists, orthopedic surgeons, and cardiologists and others dedicated to the person’s well-being.

Personalized Care: Ohio State’s team of specialists combines state-of-the-art treatments with personalized care to meet each patient's unique and changing needs and goals.

Care that Doesn’t Quit: Each patient’s journey to improved function, wellness and independence is supported with excellent care, comprehensive discharge services that ease transition to the next level of care and ongoing outpatient services.

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What to Expect

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Admissions Criteria

You may be a candidate for Inpatient Rehabilitation if your recovery from injury or illness involves:

  1. Close medical supervision by a physician with specialized training or experience in rehabilitation
  2. Immediate access to consulting specialists, diagnostic testing, or life support services
  3. Multidisciplinary team approach to care, providing comprehensive rehabilitation interventions 
  4. Participation with at least two of the following services:  Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Language Pathology, and/or orthotics/prosthetics
  5. Intense level of rehabilitation -- typically 3 or more hours of therapy services, at least 5 days/week 
  6. Significant practical improvement is expected with participation in intensive therapies
  7. Potential for discharge into the community after rehabilitation

A multidisciplinary team approach to care may include interventions to address difficulties or challenges with things, such as: 

  • Mobility
  • Self-care
  • Activities of daily living
  • Independent living skills
  • Bowel and bladder management
  • Swallowing
  • Communication
  • Cognition
  • Behavior
  • Wheelchair management
  • Adjustment to disability

In addition, you and your family or support system demonstrate willingness to:

• Participate in the inpatient rehabilitation treatment plan of care
• Agree to abide by the policies and procedures of The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center’s Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital
• Be involved in goal-setting, ongoing treatment, modification of the treatment plan and follow-up care at all levels

The Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital Services admissions team will review and evaluate your medical, clinical and psychosocial status to ensure you meet the requirements for successful rehabilitation.  Length of stay is based on functional and medical goals and may vary depending on each individual's rehabilitation program
We will work with you and your insurance to determine your eligibility for inpatient rehabilitation benefits.

Specializations & Certifications

Specializations & Certifications

The care team at Dodd Hall Rehabilitation Services holds a variety of specializations and certifications. These prestigious honors demonstrate our team members’ level of expertise and commitment to excellence in the care of our rehabilitation patients.

At Dodd Hall Rehabilitation Services, your care team will be formed from these experts to work with you and your family. Together, you and your team will create and implement a treatment plan that helps you reach your highest potential and level of independence.

Our rehabilitation experts come together from many disciplines to meet your needs: physical medicine, neurology, physical and occupational therapy, speech-language pathology and more than 60 other areas.

Quality & Outcomes

Quality & Outcomes

Helping you achieve your highest level of health and function is our goal at Ohio State’s Rehabilitation Services. Our team sets personalized goals for each patient and creates a treatment plan unique to your needs.

As we strive to provide you with the best possible care, Ohio State’s Rehabilitation Services measures key indicators that show our patients’ satisfaction and level of improvement.

Dodd Hall Rehabilitation Services measures are compared to national standards, such as the discharge to home rate and Functional Independence Measures (FIM™). FIM evaluates improvement in activities of daily living, such as self-care, mobility and communication.

Learn more about our inpatient outcomes measures.

CARF

Several Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs at Dodd Hall Rehabilitation Services and Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation Programs at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). CARF recognized The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Rehabilitation Services as meeting the highest standards in quality, safety and outcome measures, which provide risk-reduction and accountability in our patient care.

Ohio State’s program is distinguished as:

  • First in Ohio, second in the nation, third in the world to be awarded CARF accreditation for our inpatient cancer rehabilitation program
  • First in Ohio and third in the country to be awarded CARF accrditation for our inpatient stroke program 
  • First accredited brain injury program in the state
  • One of 16 centers in the country with a model program for treatment and research of rehabilitation following brain injury, the Ohio Regional Traumatic Brain Injury Model System

Our Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs that are CARF-accredited include:

  • Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program
  • Spinal Cord Injury System of Care
  • Stroke Specialty Program
  • Cancer Rehabilitation Program
  • Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation Program (Adults)

The Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation Programs that are CARF-accredited include:

  • Interdisciplinary Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation Programs (Adults)
  • Brain Injury Specialty Program (Adults)
  • Spinal Cord System of Care (Adults)
  • Stroke Specialty Program (Adults)

Founded in 1966, CARF is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services organizations. CARF accreditation is an important way for patients to identify quality treatment for rehabilitation and other health and human services. By choosing our CARF-accredited program you are assured that we have been surveyed and passed a rigorous on-site inspection by CARF.

Learn more about CARF.

Research

Research

Ohio State's Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation conducts rehabilitation research on topics that are highly relevant to the lives of the patients we serve. We constantly strive to improve our rehabilitation methods by developing and evaluating new assessment tools and interventions.

Feedback from patients and the Ohio Valley Center Advisory Council is used to direct our research efforts to areas considered to be most important by our consumers. To this end, the department has developed lines of research targeting traumatic brain injury and motion disorders.

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