Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit (IRU)
Focus on healing and restoring your abilities in a welcoming environment that supports your safe, effective recovery. Explore the William R. Lewis, MD, Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit, 13 rooms on the garden level (below the main level) of Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula. You’ll appreciate our advanced, modern space and the caring, specially trained staff who provide compassionate support during your stay.
Care in the IRU can help you live and move more independently after you experience:
- Brain injury
- Broken hip or femur
- Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (commonly known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease), or other neurological disorders
- Spinal cord injury
- Traumatic injury
Learn about the quality of our services and the many types of therapy and treatments you can benefit from in the IRU.
Your care team
Therapeutic, well-equipped facility
Build strength and regain skills in a therapy gym designed especially for people recovering from a traumatic injury or illness. Practice everyday skills and movements with our:
- Simulated kitchen
- Training stairs
- Outdoor environment, with a variety of walking surfaces and a putting green
- Accessible shower rooms
When it’s safe to do so, you may even take a short trip in our wheelchair-accessible van to a store, park, or other public location with your care team. We want you to be able to take part in community life as much as possible.
Amenities for you and your family
Feel more comfortable during your hospital stay thanks to:
- Dining room for you and visiting loved ones to share meals
- Healing garden with beautiful plants, cascading water elements, and a reflecting pool
- Patios to enjoy fresh air and sunshine
- Meditation room
- Peaceful views of the outdoors from your room
Hospital setting improves access to care
Most patients spend about two weeks in the IRU, but you may stay for up to two months. Since the IRU is within the hospital, you have timely access to almost any medical service we offer — including 24/7 care from nurses who specialize in rehabilitation.
Because we offer complete care that’s customized for you, the IRU earned accreditation from CARF International, the leading agency assessing rehabilitation programs.