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Inpatient Rehabilitation

Ochsner West Campus

Located at the newly-created, state-of-the-art West Campus, the Ochsner Rehabilitation Hospital in partnership with Select Medical – a national leader in inpatient rehabilitation – features 56 inpatient rehabilitation beds, including eight beds dedicated to brain injury patients. The new hospital employs 185 therapists, nurses and other specialists. It will serve as a regional destination for patients recovering from stroke, neurological disorders, brain and spinal cord injuries, amputation and specific diagnosis associated with transplant, cardiac, cancer and orthopedic conditions. Visit our site at

Ochsner West Campus
Ochsner Rehabilitation Hospital
2614 Jefferson Hwy
Jefferson, LA 70121
Phone: 504-291-5100
Fax: 504-291-5099

Ochsner Northshore Medical Complex

The Northshore Medical Complex is a state-of-the-art facility designed to ensure patients receive integrated, post-acute care upon discharge from the hospital. Working together as partners, Ochsner, St. Tammany Health System and Slidell Memorial Hospital are offering rehabilitation services, long-term acute care and outpatient imaging services in one location. Visit our site at

Ochsner Northshore Medical Complex
Northshore Rehabilitation Hospital
64030 Highway 434
Lacombe, LA 70445
Phone: 985-218-4660

Ochsner St. Mary

Ochsner St. Mary
1125 Marguerite St.
Morgan City, LA 70380
Phone: 985-384-2200

To be admitted, patients must have:

  • The ability and the willingness to participate in three hours of therapy daily
  • The potential for improvement
  • The need for at least two of the following therapies: physical, occupational or speech

  • 24-hour coverage by physicians who specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Certified, licensed and knowledgeable team of rehabilitation professionals
  • Transitional room to assist patients with practicing independent living prior to discharge
  • Therapy available seven days a week
  • Patient-focused activities and leisure opportunities coordinated by a Licensed Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
  • Community re-entry opportunities to help you go from the rehabilitation setting to home
  • Certified Social Worker to assist with planning home needs and continued care following discharge
  • Driving evaluations by a certified therapist
  • Home evaluation and safety counseling to provide education and recommendations prior to discharge

  • Stroke
  • Orthopedic Injuries and Surgeries
  • Amputations
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Brain Injuries
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Trauma

Technology is increasingly important in rehabilitative care at Ochsner and supports the work of physicians and therapists to help patients better regain function. Part of this support includes:

  • The revolutionary Lokomat®, a treadmill equipped with a lift and robotic legs for patients who cannot stand on their own (North Shore Only)
  • Wii Therapy which provides an enjoyable and entertaining way for patients to improve motor function, balance and problem solving skills
  • iPad Therapy which provides patients with a device that can assist in their ability to communicate and improve fine motor skills

Your care team collaborates to discuss your progress in meeting the goals you need to achieve before you return home. The team assesses your functional progress and provides the necessary recommendations for adaptations to your home environment to ensure a smooth transition back to your home life. Training is provided to both patients and their family members to provide education on how to compensate for persisting functional limitations while still working toward the remediation of those deficits in the next phase of therapy in a Home Health or Outpatient setting. Your rehab team and physician share this information with you and your family so that you are kept up to date. Family conferences with the team are available and family training is provided to assist your family with understanding your needs prior to discharge. You and your family are welcome to meet with any member of the care team to discuss your progress and any concerns that you might have.

Our multidisciplinary team is dedicated to providing individualized goal-directed care and consists of a certified, licensed and knowledgeable team of Rehabilitation Professionals.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) physicians evaluate every patient to identify and order the necessary services to overcome the patient’s functional barriers.

The services include Social Services, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Pathology, Rehabilitation Nursing and Therapeutic Recreation. Rehabilitation treatment plans are individually designed to address each patient’s specific needs as identified by the Rehabilitation Team, and address the needs of both the patient and their caregivers.

  • Physiatrist – Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physicians will manage all aspects of your care on a daily basis
  • Nursing Staff – Nurses and certified patient care technicians who are specially trained to attend to your specific needs
  • Physical Therapists – Provide evaluation and treatment for your condition to help improve basic and higher level sitting and standing balance, safety awareness, problem solving, motor planning, functional mobility, functional endurance, core strengthening and overall strength. Discharge equipment assessment will be performed through collaboration with your assigned Occupational and Physical Therapists.
  • Occupational Therapists – Provide evaluation and treatment for your condition to help improve problem solving, cognition, safety awareness, motor planning and sequencing of movements. They also provide treatment, which will help increase your upper body strength, functional sitting and standing balance, coordination and endurance necessary to perform daily living skills such as dressing, grooming and home skills like cooking and home management . Discharge equipment assessment will be performed through collaboration with your assigned Occupational and Physical Therapists.
  • Speech Therapists – Provide evaluation and treatment to enhance memory, understanding and communication as well as recover the ability to speak and swallow. Video swallowing studies are provided when needed to assess swallowing problems and Vital Stimulation is available to promote the recovery of motor function needed for swallowing and speaking.
  • Social Worker – Assists you in making an individualized discharge plan to ensure a smooth transition from rehabilitation to home
  • Recreational Therapist (Elmwood Only) – Provide evaluation and treatment to address decreased socialization and leisure skills inventory. The therapist plans activities to help patients return to previous leisure interest and identify new ones as well as provides coping strategies to adjust to current limitations. Community re-entry opportunities are addressed with community reintegration outings and activities designed to promote a bridge back to the patient’s prior life.
  • Pastoral Care – Attends to spiritual and emotional needs of patient and caregivers
  • Primary Care Physician – Not only will your physician be kept well-informed of your progress and treatment plan, but he/she will be involved in your continued care
  • Case Managers/ Patient Care Coordinator – Our case managers are specially trained to assist patients and families with emotional, financial and discharge decisions

Other support staff includes nutrition specialists, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, neuropsychologist and orthotics as well as all other services provided in a hospital setting. Because we individualize your care, these team members will be different for each patient. Some patients may require services of an audiologist, a respiratory therapist, an orthotist, a prosthetist, a vocational rehab specialist, a rehab engineer, psychologist and other professionals.

Ochsner Inpatient Rehabilitation provides an environment which assists individuals with physical impairment and disabilities resulting from illness or injury to reach maximal functional independence and return into the community.

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Map of Ochsner-affiliated facilities that provide services related to Inpatient Rehabilitation

Inpatient Rehabilitation Locations

Ochsner Acadia General Hospital
1305 Crowley Rayne Highway
Crowley, LA 70526
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Lafayette General Orthopedic Hospital
2810 Ambassador Caffery Parkway
Lafayette, LA 70506
  • : 11:25 p.m.-11:25 p.m.
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner St. Martin Hospital
210 Champagne Blvd.
Breaux Bridge, LA 70517
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital
1310 West 7th St.
Kaplan, LA 70548
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center
1214 Coolidge St.
Lafayette, LA 70503
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner St. Mary
1125 Marguerite St.
Morgan City, LA 70380
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner LSU Health - Monroe Medical Center
4864 Jackson St.
Monroe, LA 71202
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Medical Center - Hancock
149 Drinkwater Blvd.
Bay St. Louis, MS 39520
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner West Campus
2614 Jefferson Highway
Jefferson, LA 70121