Medical Rehabilitation Unit
Transferring to the MRU
Patients are referred by a physician, case manager, or discharge planner. You can request an evaluation to determine elgibility for MRU services. This request should be made to the hospital's rehab physician (physiatrist) or nurse practitioner, or to your discharge planner.
Catholic Health Locations
Kenmore Mercy Hospital
2950 Elmwood Avenue
Kenmore, NY 14217
Mercy Hospital of Buffalo
565 Abbott Road
Buffalo, NY 14220
From the Hospital to the MRU
A medical rehabilitation unit offers a higher level of rehabilitation than short-term rehab (subacute) facilities. Patients may be recovering from specific diagnoses such as stroke, hip fractures, multiple fractures or complications from neurological conditions like Parkinson's or Multiple Sclerosis. On average, the length of stay in an MRU is 14 days.
Patients are discharged from the hospital and transferred to the medical rehabilitation unit.
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech therapy
Easy Access to Medical Services
The MRU is located within a hospital, which provides you with proximity to medical services should the need arise.
Team Approach to Care
Each patient's rehabilitation program is developed by our medical team, led by a board-certified physiatrist, in conjunction with the patient and family.
Specialized teams of medical and clinical staff work exclusively in the MRU to expedite the recovery process.
The physician's team includes:
- Physical and occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists
- Care managers/social workers
- Rehabilitation nurses
- Surgeons, internists and specialists (as needed)
- Pastoral/spiritual care personnel
- Rehabilitation nurses
If you are affected by chronic illness or physical disability, rehabilitation nurses help you to adapt to your disabilities and work toward a productive, independent life.
Team conferences are held weekly to review the treatment plan and evaluate your progress. Team members provide you and your family with recommendations and instructions for continued care.
The rehabilitation team creates innovative treatments to help patients now and in the future. We are committed to providing our patients with the most up-to-date care and information.
We use the FIM® System to track rehab care and patient progress. The FIM™ instrument allows the MRU staff to document the severity of patient disability and the results of medical rehabilitation. Staff can monitor changes in the status of their patients from the start of rehabilitative care through discharge and follow-up. The data is compared with regional and national facilities to ensure high quality medical standards are maintained.