SwedishAmerican, a division of UW Health, is pleased to announce the opening of a new temporary Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit.

In response to our current public health emergency, the new unit is a 24-hour, acute rehab unit that will personalize care for up to 11 patients at a time. Located at the SwedishAmerican Medical Center-Belvidere (1625 S. State Street, Belvidere IL), patients considered for admission are those involving stroke, cardiac, joint replacement, multiple traumas, generalized deconditioning and pulmonary, which includes patients recovering from COVID-19.

“This new service line addition of inpatient acute rehab will allow us to provide our patients with a seamless continuity of care option within the health system,” said Shannon Stubbs, SwedishAmerican Director of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Services. “Patients will receive intensive individualized rehab services to help optimize their functional skills and improve their quality of life.”

Features of the new SwedishAmerican Inpatient Rehab Unit include:

    • Acute Rehab Unit – 24-hour, patient-centered skilled care
    • Multi-disciplinary experienced care team
    • Personalized care with an anticipated average daily census of 7-8 patients
    • Private rooms                                                         
    • Therapy gym and multipurpose room
    • Comprehensive therapeutic experience


Patients qualifying for the services at the Inpatient Rehab Unit are required to have at least two therapy services, tolerate up to three hours of therapy for at least five days a week and demonstrate the potential for improved functional outcomes.