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FirstHealth Inpatient Rehabilitation is overseen by specialty-trained rehab physicians and nurses who coordinate care for patients' medical and rehabilitation needs.

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FirstHealth Inpatient Rehabilitation

FirstHealth Inpatient Rehabilitation consistently ranks among the top rehabilitation facilities in both the region and nation for the percentage of patients who are able to return home after receiving rehabilitation services.

2018 Performance


How much do patients improve?

Staff members at FirstHealth Inpatient Rehabilitation follow their patients closely as they improve. The facility is fully credentialed by UDSMR.

Inpatient rehabilitation hospitals must meet certain requirements that are not mandatory in other settings such as nursing homes. These differences set hospital inpatient rehab apart from other rehab options.

Everyone considered for admission must be able to tolerate a minimum of three hours of therapy per day; need two out of three therapies that are offered (PT, OT and SLP); must have potential for improvement; and must have an identified caregiver or planned community destination following completion of program.

For more information on FirstHealth Inpatient Rehabilitation call (910) 715-1600.


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Certified Inpatient Stroke Specialty Center & Comprehensive Inpatient Rehab

FirstHealth Inpatient Rehabilitation at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst has been accredited by CARF International as an adult inpatient rehabilitation program and a stroke specialty program.

Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, CARF establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services. A CARF-accredited organization has put itself through a rigorous peer review process and demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit that its programs and services are of the highest quality and are measurable and accountable. 




Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Program

Inpatient Rehab Program Outcomes

FirstHealth of the Carolinas CARF-accredited Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Program is a program of coordinated and integrated medical and rehabilitation services that is provided 24 hours a day and promotes the active participation and preferences of the person served throughout the entire program.  The scope and intensity of care provided are based on medical and rehabilitation needs of the person served.  Common impairments treated that are listed below are of recent onset or regression, that has resulted in activity and participation limitations related to a loss of function in mobility, activities of daily living, cognition or communication:

  • Amputation
  • Brain Injury
  • Complex Orthopedic Conditions
  • Debility related to surgical or medical conditions
  • Hip Fractures
  • Multiple Trauma
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Dysfunction: Traumatic or non-traumatic spinal cord injuries incomplete C6 and complete C7 and below. Patients with incomplete C5 level of injury maybe considered for inpatient rehab but must be thoroughly reviewed by the Medical Director. Patients with the following new or worsening comorbidities would exclude patient from program if therapy participation is prevented or becomes contraindicated:
    • Respiratory complications impacting pulmonary status causing significant respiratory insufficiency/ compromise.
    • Significant cardiac disease that lead to uncontrolled heart arrythmias, heart failure or low ejection fraction.
    • Progressive or active cancer diagnosis.
    • Body weight less than or equal to 350 Lbs.
    • Any other medical condition listed under limitations of programs.


Inpatient Rehabilitation Stroke Specialty Program

Stroke Program Outcomes

FirstHealth of the Carolinas CARF-accredited Stroke Specialty Program recognizes the individuality, preferences, strengths, and needs of the persons served and their families/support systems.  The program focuses on the unique needs of persons who have sustained a stroke, including:

  • Minimizing impairments and secondary complications
  • Reducing activity limitations
  • Maximizing participation and quality of life
  • Decreasing environmental barriers
  • Preventing recurrent stroke

The stroke specialty program in collaboration with patients and families provides an integrated system of care that is focused on early prevention, recognition, assessment, and treatment of conditions related to stroke and its complications. This is achieved through interventions in the following areas:

  • Promotion of lifestyle changes that focus on reducing the risk factors for recurrent stroke such as diet modification, exercise management, medication management, smoking, hypertension, cholesterol, diabetes and obesity.
  • Maximizing functional independence
  • Psychological and social adaptation skills
  • Providing additional support services for community integration and participation
  • Training in assistive devices
  • orthotics and prosthetics for individuals with limb impairments
  • Activities of daily living training such as eating, dressing, grooming, bathing and homemaking
  • Formal falls-prevention programs
  • Cognitive activities for individuals with cognitive impairments
  • Speech and language therapy for individuals with swallowing dysfunction and aphasia
  • Overall mobility, balance and functional training programs

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