Inpatient (Acute) Rehabilitation Center at Blodgett Hospital

Inpatient acute rehabilitation of level of care that provides medical rehabilitation in which patients receive medical oversight and intensive therapy services from rehabilitation professionals prior to return home. The IRC-Blodgett is a licensed 42-bed inpatient acute rehabilitation unit located on the fourth floor of Blodgett Hospital in East Grand Rapids, MI. The IRC-Blodgett is a comprehensive, integrated rehabilitation program that offers a multi-disciplinary approach to care.

We serve over 800 patients per year including those with intensive neurological, orthopedic and other rehab needs such as those who have experienced at:

  • Stroke
  • Brain Injury (Traumatic and non-traumatic)
  • Amputation
  • Isolated or Multiple trauma including:
    • Hip fracture
    • Multi-system trauma
    • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Neurologic conditions such as:
    • Parkinson’s Disease
    • Multiple Sclerosis
    • Guillain-Barré Syndrome
  • Orthopedic conditions
  • Burns
  • Debility
  • Left Ventricular Assistive Device (LVAD)
  • Organ Transplant including heart, lung, and bone marrow


We Get You Better, Faster

At the IRC-Blodgett, you will receive more bang for your buck, compared to national and regional averages, IRC-Blodgett patients demonstrate MORE functional improvement per day over the course of the rehabilitation stay.

Inpatient Acute

“Matt Carrier proves his resolve”

Stroke survivor Matt Carrier has relearned to walk. The Fremont, Michigan man recently visited caregivers at Blodgett Hospital's Inpatient Rehabilitation Center.



Our Beautiful, Historical Campus and Healing Gardens

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    Blodgett Hospital

    Blodgett Hospital is nestled in the quiet environment of East Grand Rapids with some patient rooms overlooking a gorgeous view of Fisk Lake. The hospital recently celebrated its 100th year and its historical significance in the community continues to be celebrated. Three outdoor healing gardens provide a space for patients and families to gather, relax and find solace. One of the gardens is also used as a Rehabilitation Garden offering accessible garden beds used by patients at the IRC-Blodgett during therapy treatment sessions.

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Advanced Technology, Specialized Services, and Equipment

Two dedicated gyms are equipped with specialized equipment and advanced technology necessary to meet the functional needs of the complex diagnoses served. One therapy gym is a designated low stimulation gym for individuals recovering from brain injury or who may need a more private rehabilitation environment. We have the following technologies, services, and equipment available to better serve our patients

  • Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation
  • VitalStim® Therapy
  • Unweighted Gait Training System
  • Rifton TRAM and Biodex Harness System
  • Armeo®Spring
  • MOTOmed®
  • Dynavision™
  • Visual Assessment Services
  • Initial Driver’s Screen
  • Designated Low Stimulation Therapy Gym
  • Neuropsychology Services
  • Access to Spectrum Health Specialists



Health Beat

  • Candus Jones

    'A walking, living, breathing miracle'

    Candus Jones comes from ‘a long line of cast-iron skillet women’. That toughness came in handy as she faced a rare and debilitating condition.

  • Janette_tazzla

    'My heart is just full'

    After a stroke paralyzes the left side of her body, landscaper Janette Tazzia cultivates patience and regains independence.