Choosing a Rehab Hospital

Choosing a rehabilitation facility for yourself or a loved one is an important decision – one that can make a great deal of difference in recovery and future quality of life. At the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan (RIM), we encourage you to explore your options and learn more about our comprehensive, customized treatment programs.


RIM is the only freestanding academic, rehabilitation hospital in southeast Michigan. RIM treats more than 1,300 patients annually and specializes in treating patients with spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, amputations, complex orthopedic problems and other neurological conditions.


RIM is accredited by the Joint Commission and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). RIM holds individual accreditations from CARF for our specialized programs in:

RIM also has received Magnet designation for excellence in nursing from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Specialty Training

Individualized treatment is provided by a team of healthcare professionals led by a physiatrist (a physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation). Other members of the treatment team include specialists in: rehabilitation nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, respiratory therapy, therapeutic recreation, nutrition, neuropsychology, and social work/case management.

24/7 Medical Staff and Services

RIM is connected to one of the nation’s most respected medical institutions, the Detroit Medical Center. As part of a large medical center, our patients have 24/7 access to specialists in other fields, the latest in radiological imaging, laboratories, and acute care.

Rehab Nurses

Many of RIM’s staff nurses have completed advanced training and passed exams to qualify as a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN). Achieving this certification demonstrates advanced knowledge of the rehabilitation process.

Personalized Recovery Plans

Our experienced staff customizes a treatment plan tailored to the individual needs and goals of each patient. Each plan focuses on health, independence and restoring quality of life. Therapy is provided 3 hours a day, 5 days a week, which may include weekends.

Specialty Units

Spinal cord injury patients are admitted to an inpatient unit dedicated to the treatment of spinal cord injuries. Likewise, stroke patients and brain injury patients are treated on RIM’s Neuroscience Unit. The specialty units are staffed by rehab professionals with specialty training and expertise in treating the unique needs of each patient population. The specialty units also allow patients and families to interact and gain support from other patients with the same diagnosis.

Family Participation

RIM’s commitment to education involves both the patient and family. By participating in the patient/family education program and the treatment process, families and caregivers can learn how to best care for their loved ones.

Rehabilitation Research

RIM has been awarded millions in federal and private grants for rehabilitation research with a focus on restoring function, improving quality of life and developing innovative therapeutic techniques.

Outpatient Continuity

Outpatient therapy services are ready to assist patients once they are discharged from the hospital. RIM has over 30 outpatient centers located throughout southeast Michigan. Patients also have access to support groups, and adapted sports and recreational activities. In addition, RIM’s Physician Clinic provides lifetime follow-up care and support.