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Comprehensive Medical Rehabilitation: Redefining Hope and Independence

The Requard Center for Acute Rehabilitation is a 20-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital unit treating patients age 18 and older who have a medical need for comprehensive medical rehabilitation in a hospital setting.

The core themes of acute rehabilitation are hope, confidence and self-reliance. In the Requard Center, an experienced and specially trained multidisciplinary team treats the whole person and helps each individual rise to the occasion following a health crisis with an emphasis on education and training.

Acute rehabilitation is a comprehensive program of coordinated, integrated, interdisciplinary, services provided under the direction of physicians qualified and experienced in rehabilitation. The Requard Center, one of several acute care programs within the University of Maryland Medical System around the state, is the first and only comprehensive acute rehabilitation center of its kind in the five-county region served by University of Maryland Shore Regional Health.

Centrally located at the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton, the Requard Center’s rehabilitation programs allows patients on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and in neighboring counties of Delaware to receive the best medical care and support toward their recovery from injury, surgery or illnesses while staying in daily contact with their network of family and friends.

The Requard Team

Stephen Wills, MD, is the medical director of the Requard Center for Acute Rehabilitation and of University of Maryland Shore Regional Health Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services. Dr. Wills, a graduate of the Medical College of Virginia, completed a residency at the National Rehabilitation Center and is board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Dr. Wills leads a team that includes nurses who specialize in rehabilitation medicine, as well as admissions nurses, case managers and rehabilitation therapists who provide physical, occupational and speech therapy six to seven days a week. The team also calls in consulting physicians, psychologists, pharmacists, nutritionists and other medical specialists on an as-needed basis.

The Center is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for its overall inpatient rehabilitation program and for its specialized Stroke Rehabilitation program. The Requard Center also is accredited by the Joint Commission and its nurses are "Magnet" recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

For more information about The Requard Center for Acute Rehabilitation, call 410-822-1000, ext. 5873 or 5845; or toll-free, 866-414-2067.

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