Inpatient Rehab Unit

Fast Facts

  • Average Daily Census FY2020
    7.45
  • Nurse to Pt Ratio
    1:4-7
  • PCT to Pt Ratio
    1-7
  • Shifts
    Traditional 12 hr/shifts; 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., 7 p.m. - 7 a.m.
  • Certifications Available
    BLS, ACLS, CRRN, QI Credentialing

The Inpatient Rehab Unit is located on the second floor of MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena. We help patients to recover from impairments caused by stroke, debility, traumatic brain injury (TBI), musculoskeletal and orthopedic diseases, spinal cord injury, and neurological diseases. Patients are required to participate in 3 hours of one-on-one therapy, which consists of a combination of physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy. Nursing care is provided for the entirety of the patient stay as they work to regain their independence, and reach their ultimate goal of discharging home. Family members are encouraged to participate and be involved with their loved ones therapy and care throughout their stay.

There are many engagement opportunities for our nurses to be involved in such as our unit practice council, system nursing councils, and skills days.

Unit orientation typically is about 6 weeks and consists of shifts on both days and nights. 

What Our Employees are Saying

  • “Team work, is the key to making our unit a fun and enjoyable place to work. Everyone from our social worker to the LPN’s and care assistants work hard to make sure our patients are well taken care of.” — Kay Sayre, R.N.

  • “Patients stay with us in Inpatient Rehab for usually 7-14 days. During that time, we get to know the patient and their families really well. It is extremely rewarding to see how patients progress in overcoming their physical deficits to leave us with a much-improved quality of life.” — Angela Soltysiak, M.S.N., R.N.

  • "I find no greater joy than watching my patients progress to a level of independence that get them back home safely.” — Brittany Matuzak, M.S.N., F.N.P.