State-of-the-Science Physical Rehabilitation Research Hospital

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Sheltering Arms and VCU Health have come together to create Sheltering Arms Institute, a state-of-the-science, destination, translational research hospital where clinicians, scientists, innovators and technologists work together to apply research in real time to physical medicine and rehabilitation.

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Why Inpatient Rehabilitation?

Shorter Length of Stay

Patients treated in an inpatient rehabilitation facility stay about half as long as those treated elsewhere, returning to the community sooner.

Better Outcomes

Patients treated in inpatient rehabilitation facilities have better long-term clinical outcomes.

Fewer Hospital Visits

Inpatient rehabilitation hospital patients experienced significantly fewer emergency room visits and hospital readmissions per year than patients treated elsewhere.

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Patient Stories

The therapists and nurses are AMAZING! So encouraging and caring. They saved my life! Dr. Hawkins is the best! Great team!
You saved my life… I was so sick, but then I went to Sheltering Arms and worked hard for 30 days and the miracle happened. I am so grateful.
Your dedication for my personal care was above and beyond my expectations. I couldn't have asked for a better group of skilled, coordinated and kind people to help me heal.
I couldn’t have been luckier that Dr. Silver was the physician on duty during my stay. The work you do is so important and you excel at your work in every way possible.
Few things are more stressful than an injured family member. Thanks to the loving care, she made enormous progress, learned to walk again and regained her effervescent spirit.

We help people recover from a wide range of conditions from brain and spinal cord injuries to stroke, arthritis and joint replacements.

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Working at Sheltering Arms Institute

As the leading physical rehabilitation hospital in Virginia, our compassionate and talented team members strive to provide the best care for everyone who comes through our doors. With ongoing research, training and certifications, we are shaping the future of physical rehabilitation. Explore our openings today!