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 Admission Criteria at Dodd Hall

Our patients include, but are not limited to:

  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Complex orthopaedic problems
  • Other neurologic diseases

Please review the criteria below to determine if you, a family member or your patient may be considered a candidate for admission to Dodd Hall.

  • The individual has had an illness, injury or recurrence of a disease process.
  • The individual is medically stable and has a determined course of treatment.
  • The individual requires 24-hour skilled rehabilitation nursing care and daily Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician management of their complex medical and functional problems.
  • The individual would benefit from admission to a comprehensive medical rehabilitation program offering immediate access to life support services, consulting specialists or diagnostic testing.
  • The individual demonstrates the potential for significant practical improvement in independent function as the result of participation in intensive therapies in the following areas:
    • mobility
    • self-care
    • activities of daily living
    • independent living skills
    • bowel and bladder management
    • swallowing
    • communication
    • cognition
    • behavior
    • adjustment to disability
  • The individual is able to participate in an intense level of rehabilitation services, ordinarily consisting of therapeutic, educational and rehabilitation nursing programs three or more hours per day, five days a week.
  • A two-three week stay is anticipated based on functional and medical goals. Length of stay may vary depending on the individual's rehabilitation program.
  • The individual demonstrates the potential for discharge into the community after rehabilitation.
  • The individual and/or family chooses to:
    • participate in the elective inpatient rehabilitation program
    • agree to abide by the policies and procedures of Dodd Hall and Ohio State’s Medical Center
    • be involved in goal-setting, ongoing treatment, modification of the treatment plan and follow-up care at all levels

If you are ready to submit an official admission request or have questions or concerns regarding the criteria above, please call 614-293-4630 – an admission coordinator will help you with the next steps in the process.

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