Admission Criteria for Mary Free Bed's Inpatient Spinal Cord Injury Program
SCI Admission Criteria
Patient is medically stable at time of transfer
Patient demonstrates rehabilitation potential
Capable of participation in a minimum of 3 hours of therapy per day
Patient demonstrates potential for home-like discharge
Identification of insurance for prior authorization of transfer to Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital
These are general admission criteria. Frequently, patients fall into gray areas and their admission will need to be determined on an individual basis. Please call the Mary Free Bed admissions coordinator (616.242.0396 or 800.305.8893) to discuss questionable cases. The admissions coordinator will continue to call nursing units and therapies to further clarify a patient’s status, rehabilitation potential, and gather information for insurance prior authorization.
Local referrals are generally seen by a physiatrist to determine medical appropriateness for admission. Out of town referrals are reviewed by a physiatrist, through medical records, via contact with the Mary Free Bed admissions coordinator.
Tours are available for family members by appointment with the admissions coordinator.
Contact a Mary Free Bed Admission Coordinator
Phone: 616.242.0396 -or- 800.305.8893