Ascension Saint Vincent Evansville Hospital

Ascension St. Vincent Evansville - Inpatient Rehabilitation Institute

  • Physical Therapy
Therapy available 7 days/week.
About Us
We provide intensive physical, occupational, and speech therapy services, and rehab nursing care.

Ascension St. Vincent uses a team approach, bringing together the expertise of many health professionals with advanced rehabilitation training, always remembering that the most important team members are you and your family.

For more information to schedule an on-site tour, please contact the rehab liaison at (812) 485-7066.

Indicators of Quality

Center for Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF): Ascension St. Vincent Rehabilitation Institute is the only CARF accredited inpatient rehabilitation unit in Evansville with continuous accreditation for the following programs:

  • Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services since 1987
  • Stroke Specialty Program since 2010
  • Brain Injury Program since 2009

For more information on CARF accreditation see CARF International.

Comprehensive Medical Management

  • Comprehensive medical management led by board-certified internal medicine physicians with extensive rehabilitation expertise
  • Medical specialist consultation available on site as well as diagnostic tests and medical procedures as part of hospital-based rehabilitation unit

Dedicated Team Committed to Evidenced-Based Practice

Our rehabilitation staff includes:

  • The only two Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialists in Evansville
  • Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialists
  • Certified Brain Injury Specialist
  • Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurses
  • Stroke Certified Registered Nurse

Our Physical Therapy Neurologic Residency Program is the only one in Indiana and within 120 miles of Evansville.

Individualized Care Plan

  • One-on-one therapy sessions with individualized treatment plan
  • Emphasis on addressing psychosocial as well as physical needs, patient/family education, and discharge planning
  • Opportunities for meaningful community re-entry therapy sessions and comprehensive home assessments
  • All private rooms and common spaces to meet needs of patients and their families
  • Faith-based mission and values evidenced in our approach to care and interactions with those we serve

Proven Outcomes

  • Excellent patient satisfaction with NET Promoter Score of 92.31
  • Consistently exceed national benchmarks (based on Uniform Data System (UDS) reporting system comparative data)
  • Higher functional status at discharge (Self-Care Scores, Mobility Scores
  • Larger functional gain (change in scores from admission to discharge)

We admit persons with the following conditions:

  • Stroke
  • Brain Injury
  • Spinal Cord Dysfunction or Injury
  • Multiple Trauma
  • Amputation
  • Orthopedic injuries, hip fractures or post-surgical repair
  • Neurological diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis, Guillain-Barre' Syndrome, and Parkinson's Disease
  • Other neuro-muscular disorders and medically disabling conditions such as pulmonary disease and dysfunction; renal failure; or post surgery rehab may also qualify

We offer the following rehabilitation services as part of our comprehensive care:

Physical Therapy:

  • Wound Care
  • Intensive Gait Program
  • Vestibular, Balance, and Dizziness Rehabilitation
  • Neurologic Rehabilitation (Stroke, Spinal Cord Injury, Brain Injury, ALS, MS, Parkinson’s Disease, etc.)

Occupational Therapy:

  • Vision Therapy
  • Custom Splint Fabrication
  • Neurologic Rehabilitation (Stroke, Spinal Cord Injury, Brain Injury, ALS, MS, Parkinson’s Disease, etc.)

Speech Therapy:

  • Cognitive Rehabilitation
  • Dysphagia (Swallowing Disorders) Rehabilitation
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
  • Modified Barium Swallow
  • Vital Stim/NMES
  • Voice Disorder Therapy
  • Communication Disorder Rehabilitation