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Acute Rehabilitation Unit

About acute rehabilitation

The Acute Rehabilitation Unit (ARU) is a CARF-accredited unit designed to meet the special needs of patients who have suffered a stroke, fracture, multi-injury accident, amputation, head injury, or other disabling injury or illness.

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Rehabilitation unit mission

The unit's mission is to provide a comprehensive rehabilitation program of the highest quality in order to improve the functional independence of those we serve.  St. Anthony's Acute Rehabilitation Unit is dedicated exclusively to treating individuals who have experienced a disabling injury or illness.  Our goal is to provide our patients every opportunity to return to productive lives, attain their personal goals, enhance their self-esteem, improve their quality of life, restore their hope for the future, and ultimately reach their fullest potential.

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Team approach

The Acute Rehabilitation Unit uses a comprehensive, interdisciplinary team approach to patient care. All team members communicate with each other daily. In addition, the team meets once a week to formally monitor each patient’s progress and adjust treatment plans and goals as necessary. The results of these meetings are discussed with each patient. With prior input from the patient, the team sets rehabilitation goals and estimates the patient’s length of stay.

The acute rehabilitation team consists of:


The Acute Rehabilitation Unit is located on the fourth floor of St. Anthony’s Medical Center (main hospital). For information, call 314-525-7226. (See map).

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For information, please call our Health Access Line at 314-ANTHONY (268-4669) or 800-554-9550 or visit find a physician online.

Working as trusted partners, the physicians and employees of St. Anthony's Health System will deliver care distinguished by its demonstrated quality and personalized service. We will be visibly engaged in improving the health and well­ being of the communities we serve in South County and beyond. We will stand together, proud to set the standard for independent community health systems.