Why Choose Children’s Hospital Rehabilitation Unit (CHRU)?

At the Children's Hospital Rehabilitation Unit (CHRU), we recognize this can be a stressful time. But we also recognize that kids need to be kids.

Because of this, we strive to provide a supportive place for you and your child.

We tailor our plans of care to your child's unique needs by providing:

  • Team-based care.
  • Cutting-edge rehabilitation.
  • On-site imaging.
  • A home-like environment where you stay at their bedside.
  • Access to Ronald McDonald House Pittsburgh.
  • School teacher, music, art, and pet therapy.
  • Healthful community outings.
  • Extensive education and training for the transition home.
Children’s Hospital Rehabilitation Unit (CHRU) walking

Who's a Candidate for Inpatient Pediatric Rehabilitation?

Doctors, health care professionals, and caregivers should consider children who've had a major decline in function.

Inpatient rehab can help kids who have:

  • Acquired brain injury
  • Amputation
  • Disabling neurological conditions
  • Prolonged illness or hospital stay
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Traumatic injury

CHRU Quality and Outcome Measures

  • 98.5% of our patients go home after rehab compared to 87.6% in similar pediatric rehab units.
  • 93% of families would recommend the CHRU to their friends and families.
  • 97% of surveyed families reported they were either satisfied or very satisfied their child's care.

Contact the Children's Hospital Rehab Unit

If you have questions or potential referrals, contact:

Nancy Marino

UPMC Children’s Hospital Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit
The Children's Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center
5324 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224