Rehabilitation Inpatient Unit

Resurrection Medical Center
John F. Smiekel Rehabilitation Unit
7447 West Talcott Avenue
Chicago, IL 60631
773-990-7761, 773-594-7801

Inpatient rehabilitation is provided in the 61-bed John F. Smiekel Rehabilitation Unit, which features three gyms for therapy, a simulated home setting complete with bathroom, full kitchen and a washer and dryer. The unit has received a prestigious accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Some of the inpatient rehabilitation services we provide are:

  • Comprehensive acute rehabilitation services
  • 24-hour nursing coverage
  • Physical, occupational, speech and recreational therapy
  • Community reintegration
  • Pharmacy, dietary, social work and chaplain
  • Weekly team conferences with goal setting
  • Psychological services

Resurrection Medical Center is the Chicago leader in rehabilitation care. We offer comprehensive rehabilitative care to speed recovery and allow you to regain as much movement as possible. A customized treatment plan is developed for each patient.

Learn more about Rehabilitation services offered by Resurrection Medical Center.

Saint Joseph Hospital

Saint Joseph Hospital
2900 North Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60657

Referrals: Call 773-665-3754.

The Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at Saint Joseph Hospital is dedicated to helping people recover or improve their physical functioning through a wide range of rehabilitation services.

Our goal is to assist patients to reach their own goals so they can participate more fully in all aspects of life. Services are provided by a caring team of experienced specialists that address all the patient’s needs – medical, physical, spiritual, psychological and social. Our nurses and therapists specialize in rehabilitation and geriatric care. In fact, many on our nurses have advanced certifications such as Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN) and Certified Medical Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN). At the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at Saint Joseph Hospital, doctors, nurses, therapists, social workers and other professionals use a team approach to optimize the strength of the human spirit.


  • Mobility - Balance, coordination, walking and wheelchair skills
  • Communication - Speaking, reading and writing
  • Problem Solving - Safety, judgment, thinking and path-finding skills, organizing and executing daily tasks
  • Daily Living Skills - Self care, homemaking, cooking, recreation, shopping and swallowing
  • Bowel and Bladder - Continence and regulation
  • Skin Integrity - Improvement and prevention of skin problems due to decreased mobility or sensation
  • Education - How to maintain optimal health despite changes in the way the body functions and proper use of medications
  • Nutrition and Hydration - Monitoring and education
  • Discharge Planning - Assistance in after-care arrangements, caregiver training

The Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at Saint Joseph Hospital provides each patient with the encouragement, support and resources needed to progress toward recovery.

Care for patients who require an emphasis on medical and nursing care such as long-term antibiotic therapy or wound care is provided in our Skilled Nursing Unit.

Outpatient care for patients requiring physical or occupational therapy is provided at our Outpatient Rehabilitation site, the Rehabilitation & Fitness Center.

For more information about Rehabilitation Services available at Resurrection Health Care, visit the Rehabilitation Network.

Call 877-RES-INFO for Nurse Advice, Doctor Referrals or Class Registration Monday - Friday 8 am to 8 pm • Saturday 8 am to 12pm

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