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Sam Porritt

Perseverance pays off

After falling from a 15-foot wall in Italy, Sam Porritt lost all feeling from the waist down and was unable to move. He was rushed to surgery and then flown to The University of Kansas Health System for intensive, inpatient rehabilitation. Hear about his month-long recovery.

The University of Kansas Hospital Inpatient Acute Rehabilitation Unit

At The University of Kansas Hospital Inpatient Acute Rehabilitation Unit, we offer comprehensive and intensive programs for patients who need rehabilitation therapy and nursing care in the Kansas City area. Our goal is to increase independence and speed recovery so our patients can continue to live healthy and productive lives.

To speak with us regarding admissions or to schedule a tour, call 913-588-2050. You can also take a virtual tour of our acute inpatient rehabilitation facility in Kansas City.

The University of Kansas Health System in Kansas City offers inpatient acute rehabilitation services throughout the region and beyond.

Our facility

Our 27,800 square-foot, state-of-the-art rehabilitation facility offers extensive inpatient rehabilitation therapy, including:

  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation physician oversight with daily physician rounding

  • Specialty-trained 24-hour rehabilitation nursing care

  • Consults from specialty medical staff from the hospital

  • Physical, occupational and speech language pathology programs

  • Dietitian and clinical nutrition services

Our comfortable amenities are designed to accommodate our patients' needs and optimize their recovery. They include:

  • 29 upscale patient rooms
  • Private, wheelchair-accessible showers in each room
  • A large, inviting visitor lounge with comfortable seating and a fireplace
  • A homelike patient dining room, where patients can enjoy the company of others
  • A fully-equipped rehabilitation gym and therapeutic kitchen and laundry room
  • Transitional apartments that allow patients the opportunity to practice independent living skills before returning home
  • A rooftop terrace for outdoor rehabilitation

Personalized care

Our specially trained rehabilitation team works together to develop an individualized care plan for each patient with input from neurologists, neurosurgeons, cardiologists, orthopedic surgeons and other specialists using the latest technology. This results in the best outcomes and the fastest recovery for each patient.

Upon completion of the inpatient rehabilitation program, most people are able to perform day-to-day tasks and can return home. Regionally and nationally, our program continues to discharge more patients to their home than to other facilities.

The University of Kansas Hospital Inpatient Acute Rehabilitation UnitOur location

3910 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160

The University of Kansas Hospital Inpatient Acute Rehabilitation Unit is located in Kansas City, Kansas, across Rainbow Boulevard from the main hospital on the second level. Parking is available directly across from the front door. Enter through the first floor lobby, located on the west side of the building. The first floor also includes a restaurant and retail shops.

Visiting hours

The support of family and friends is important for patients' recovery and well-being. Visitors may attend therapy sessions with patients, and family and caregivers are encouraged to participate in treatment and therapy sessions to learn more about their loved one's care routine.

Patient discharge information

When you have completed your rehabilitation program, we will coordinate your discharge from the hospital. Here's what you can expect from our team:

  • We will arrange for any follow-up care and equipment you may need.

  • We will help make arrangements to provide any additional resources you may need.

  • We will address any concerns or questions you may have as you prepare to leave.