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Auburn Medical Center Regional Rehabilitation Center

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MultiCare Auburn Medical Center Inpatient 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. 

Auburn Medical Center’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 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 Auburn Medical Center 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.

Regardless of its cause, the illness or injury has probably limited your ability to perform many daily routines. At the Auburn Medical Center 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 Auburn Medical Center rehab professionals, including:

  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Social Workers and Care Coordinators
  • Case Managers
  • 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 Outcome Data


 All patients served in 2013
 Auburn Medical Center
 National Average
 The average age of our patients
 68 years old
 69 years old
 How quickly our patients are transferred to us from other facilities after illness or injury
 9.02 days
 10.87 days
 Average length of stay under our care
 12.31 days
 12.29 days
 Functional improvement change per day
 2.28 points
 2.27 points
 The percentage of patients who are able to return back to home after our services
 79.43%  78.12%



 Patients who suffered a stroke
 Auburn Medical Center
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
 8.96 days
 9.24 days
 Average length of stay under our care
 16.18 days
 14.02 days
 Functional improvement change per day
 1.50 points
 2.04 points
 The percent of patients who are able to return back to home after our services
 67.27%  74.80%


 Patients who suffered a brain injury
 Auburn Medical Center
National Average
 The average age of our patients
 58 years old
 62 years old
 How quickly our patients are transferred to us from other facilities after illness or injury
 14.04 days
 13.82 days
 Average length of stay under our care
 8.48 days
 11.37 days
 Functional improvement change per day
 2.72 points
 2.40 points
 The percentage of patients who are able to return back to home after our services
 82.61%  71.16%


 Patients who suffered spinal cord injury
 Auburn Medical Center
 National Average
 The average age of our patients
 63 years old
 61 years old
 How quickly our patients are transferred to us from other facilities after illness or injury
 11.17 days
 13.05 days
 Average length of stay under our care
 15.42 days
 13.98 days
 Functional improvement change per day
 2.00 points
 2.21 points
 The percentage of patients who are able to return back to home after our services
 83.33%  72.02%


 Patients who suffered orthopedic injury/illness
 Auburn Medical Center
 National Average
 The average age of our patients
 71 years old
 71 years old
 How quickly our patients are transferred to us from other facilities after illness or injury
 6.23 days
 8.98 days
 Average length of stay under our care
 11.25 days
 11.35 days
 Functional improvement change per day
 2.52 points
 2.46 points
 The percentage of patients who are able to return back to home after our services
 86.15%  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)
  • Brain injury Rehabilitation
  • Hand Therapy
  • Lymphedema and Chronic Swelling Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Speech/Language Evaluation and Therapy
  • Swallow Evaluation & Management
  • 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:

  • Bioness
  • Aquatic programs
Other Rehab Services
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:

202 N Division St., Auburn, WA 98001
253-697-5192
fax 253-697-5188

Contact Us

For more information regarding Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Auburn Medical Center, please contact us at:

202 N Division St., Auburn, WA 98001
253-697-5192
fax 253-697-5188