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Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs

Good Samaritan Regional Rehabilitation Center

Inpatient services are for people who require a high level of medical attention, rehabilitation nursing and therapies.

We’re probably best known for our exceptional work with people who have experienced strokes, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, orthopedic injuries, or similar significant trauma. Our inpatient program is designated by the Office of Emergency Medical and Trauma Prevention of the Washington state Department of Health to provide Level 1 Adult Trauma rehabilitation services. This designation recognizes that we offer the most extensive and comprehensive level of trauma rehabilitation services in our state.

Good Samaritan’s rehabilitation programs are certified by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for medical rehabilitation and stroke specialty program. We also participate in systems to monitor the quality of clinical outcomes for our patients, which tend to be superior when compared with national benchmarks.

You and your family may wonder if life will ever return to how it was before an illness or trauma occurred. Rehabilitation can help you deal with your new challenges in getting through each day, one day at a time. This process can involve multiple clinical services and therapies designed to help you regain or restore function or adapt to lost function relating to physical and cognitive abilities (attention, memory and other thinking skills). Rehabilitation also focuses on the prevention of new problems.

Each person’s program is managed by a physiatrist, who is a physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation. All the medical resources of Good Samaritan Hospital are easily accessible to people needing an inpatient level of service, such as radiology, laboratory and the medical consultation of neurologists, orthopedists, pulmonologists, internal medicine physicians, pediatricians, urologist and oncologists. Our assistive technology team is also available as needed.

Regardless of its cause, the illness or injury has probably limited your ability to perform many daily routines. At the Good Samaritan Rehabilitation Center, our team’s first responsibility is to review your medical or clinical status and determine if you will benefit from rehab services. We then recommend the most appropriate intensity of rehabilitation services as well as the best setting in which our services can be provided. In addition we communicate with your doctors and other clinicians involved in your care, as well as your insurance representatives.

After being admitted for rehabilitation services, we review your progress regularly and adjust your treatment as needed to ensure you are progressing toward your goals.

Depending upon the challenges you’re facing, a physiatrist may prescribe a combination of services from a skilled team of Good Samaritan Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation professionals, including:

  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Education Specialists
  • Clinical Neuropsychologists
  • Social Workers and Care Coordinators
  • Therapeutic Recreation Specialists
  • Case Managers
  • Clinical Psychologists
  • Speech and Language Pathologists
  • Certified Rehabilitation Nurses
You may not be in an inpatient rehabilitation program very long. You’re ready for discharge when you’ve met the essential elements of your rehabilitation plan, or when you no longer require the type of intensity of services provided. At the time of discharge, you will likely have more work to do. We’ll make recommendations for the best course of action for the next phase of your recovery.

Patient Outcomes Data


 All patients served in 2013
 Good Samaritan Hospital
 National Average
 The average age of our patients
 65 years old
 69 years old
 How quickly our patients are transferred to us from other facilities after illness or injury
 14.20 days
 12.55 days
 Average length of stay under our care
 13.64 days
 13.67 days
 Functional improvement change per day
 1.96 points
 2.16 points
 The percentage of patients who are able to return back to home after our services
 85.08%  73.96%


 Patients who suffered a stroke
 Good Samaritan Hospital
 National Average
 The average age of our patients
 69 years old
 69 years old
 How quickly our patients are transferred to us from other facilities after illness or injury
 11.03 days
 10.24 days
 Average length of stay under our care
 16.60 days
 15.29 days
 Functional improvement change per day
 1.67 points
 1.91 points
 The percentage of patients who are able to return back to home after our services
 87.22%  67.45%


 Patients who suffered a brain injury
 Good Samaritan Hospital
 National Average
 The average age of our patients
 56 years old
 62 years old
 How quickly our patients are transferred to us from other facilities after illness or injury
 22.48 days
 17.61 days
 Average length of stay under our care
 16.68 days
 14.85 days
 Functional improvement change per day
 1.85 points
 2.10 points
 The percentage of patients who are able to return back to home after our services
 86.67%  71.16%


 Patients who suffered spinal cord injury
 Good Samaritan Hospital
National Average
 The average age of our patients
 58 years old
 61 years old
 How quickly our patients are transferred to us from other facilities after illness or injury
 31.89 days
 17.32 days
 Average length of stay under our care
 17.77 days
 18.81 days
 Functional improvement change per day
 1.39 points
 1.80 points
 The percentage of patients who are able to return back to home after our services
 72.50%  72.02%


 Patients who suffered orthopedic injury/illness
Good Samaritan Hospital
 National Average
 The average age of our patients
 69 years old
 71 years old
 How quickly our patients are transferred to us from other facilities after illness or injury
 7.87 days
 8.87 days
 Average length of stay under our care
 9.27 days
 11.21 days
 Functional improvement change per day
 2.63 points
 2.58 points
 The percentage of patients who are able to return back to home after our services
 87.41%  79.37%


Outpatient Rehabilitation
Services offered to our inpatients are also available on an outpatient basis to adults and children with rehabilitation needs. Additional specialty clinics and services offered by our outpatient rehabilitation program include but are not limited to:

  • Aquatics (for therapeutic purposes)
  • Assistive Technology Evaluation
  • Biofeedback
  • Brain injury Rehabilitation
  • Continence Clinic
  • Driver Rehabilitation Services
  • Electromyography and Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Hand Therapy
  • Lymphedema and Chronic Swelling Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Speech/Language Evaluation and Therapy
  • Spinal Cord/Neuro-Rehab Clinic
  • Sports Injury Rehabilitation
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Swallow Evaluation & Management
  • Tone Management Clinic
  • Vestibular and Balance Clinic
  • Wound care Clinic

Each person we treat has unique needs so our treatment plans are tailored to meet those needs. Our staff includes rehabilitation specialists experienced in muscle, bone and joint rehabilitation, pain management, sports medicine and neurological rehabilitation. The results of treatment for MultiCare Health System outpatients with musculoskeletal problems exceed national averages. We evaluate and train people in new ways of doing daily tasks. We also offer additional specialty rehabilitation services, including:

  • Training in state-of-the-art facilities
  • SaeboFlex & SaeboStretch Systems
  • Bioness
  • Dynavision
  • Low Vision Technology
  • Aquatic programs
  • Training with braces, splints and prostheses
  • Manual therapies for joint and muscle problems
  • Lite Gait 

Other Rehabilitation Services
MultiCare Home Health provides nursing and rehabilitation team members who are committed to helping children and adults resolve immediate medical and therapy concerns. Our clients include people with rehabilitation challenges resulting from stroke, trauma, cancer, skin or orthopedic problems, and post-surgical issues, as well as those who need clinical interventions and/or monitoring for other reasons. Additionally, the renowned MultiCare Good Samaritan Children’s Therapy Unit offers programs and support services to children with long-term disabilities. Our senior service programs serve older adults. We also sponsor several types of independent-living, leisure-based activities, classes, and support groups for patients, caregivers, their families and the general public. 

For more information regarding Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation please contact us at:
401 15th Ave. SE, PO Box 190, Puyallup, WA 98372
253-697-5192
fax 253-697-5188