For those who suffer a hip fracture, multiple fractures, stroke, or complications from neurological conditions like Parkinson’s disease or Multiple Sclerosis, the road to recovery often begins with medical rehabilitation.

Catholic Health offers two inpatient Medical Rehabilitation Units (MRU) at Kenmore Mercy Hospital and Mercy Hospital of Buffalo. Unlike subacute rehab facilities, MRUs combine daily physician oversight with a comprehensive approach to care to help patients recover more quickly and to their fullest level of independence.

Providing daily therapy, medical care and other needed services, the Medical Rehabilitation Units are designed to improve the health, function and quality of life for patients making the transition from hospital to home or to another level of care. Both units offer specialized physical, occupational and speech therapy to help patients restore lost function and return to independent living.

More than just well equipped facilities, the MRUs offer a team approach to care. Dedicated teams of medical and clinical staff work exclusively in the MRU, combining their distinct areas of expertise to create a rehabilitation program that is tailored to each patient and family’s individual goals.

Directed by board-certified physiatrists (physicians who specialize in physical rehabilitation), the team includes rehab nurses, physical and occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, dieticians, social workers, chaplains, and other specialists and support staff. Relying on proven treatment and evaluation methods, the physician-led team monitors each patient’s progress to ensure their rehab goals are being met.

Both MRUs offer the highest level of inpatient rehabilitation by a skilled and caring staff to help patients achieve the best possible outcomes. For the past two years, the MRU at Kenmore Mercy Hospital has been ranked in the top 10% of over 800 inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRF) in the United States by Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR), an independent data advisor.

Patients spend, on average, about two weeks in the MRU. For more information on Catholic Health’s Medical Rehab Units, call 447-6205 or log on to www.chs

Measuring Your Progress

Partners In Rehab participates in the FIM System of measuring rehabilitation care and patient progress. This functional tool is the internationally accepted measurement for individuals requiring medical rehabilitation. It enables Partners In Rehab therapists to measure a patient’s functional capabilities, to monitor progress and develop more effective treatment plans.

Catholic Health is proud to announce that the Partners In Rehab MRU at Kenmore Mercy Hospital was named among the Top 10 percent of Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities in the country for two years in a row by UDSMR®.

Clinical Expertise

Catholic Health’s Partners In Rehab Medical Rehabilitation Units (MRU) offer:
• A dedicated healthcare team made up of physician specialists, rehabilitation nurses, physical and occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, dieticians, social workers and chaplains who follow patients from admission to discharge.
• An integrated approach to care that is rooted in evidence-based medical practice to achieve quicker recoveries and better outcomes.
• Physicians who are board-certified in Physiatry – specialists in the field of rehabilitation medicine.
• A more comprehensive level of care and more frequent physician visits than subacute rehabilitation.
• Experienced therapists, many of whom are board-certified specialists or doctors of physical therapy.
• Greater staffing levels of RNs and LPNs, specially trained in medical rehabilitation, resulting in higher quality care.

Taking the Next Step

Catholic Health is the only health provider in Western New York that offers a complete continuum of rehabilitation services to meet a wide variety of rehabilitation needs.

Medical Rehabilitation (MRU)
Mercy Hospital of Buffalo
565 Abbott Road

Kenmore Mercy Hospital
2950 Elmwood Avenue

Subacute Rehabilitation
Father Baker Manor* – Orchard Park
6400 Powers Road

McAuley Residence* – Kenmore
1503 Military Road

St. Francis – Williamsville
147 Reist Street
*Deficiency Free Annual Department of Health Survey

McAuley-Seton Home Care

Outpatient Clinics

Partners In Rehab
MDC – East Aurora
94 Olean Street

MDTC – West Seneca
550 Orchard Park Road, Bldg C

Sisters Hospital - Depew
6199 Transit Road

Sisters Hospital - Buffalo
2157 Main Street

Sisters Hospital, St. Joseph Campus
2605 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga

100 Corporate Pkwy, Suite 114

1495 Military Road

3669 Southwestern Blvd
Orchard Park
For more information contact HealthConnection at (716) 447-6205 or visit