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J.L. Bedsole / Rotary Rehabilitation Hospital

  • Category: Rehabilitation Center

About This Location

At J. L. Bedsole/Rotary Rehabilitation Hospital, we help patients who have been hospitalized due to an illness or injury gain independence and resume their normal daily activities. We provide rehabilitation for patients affected by stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury, or other neurological illnesses.

Often referred to as Rotary, the hospital is located on the third floor of Mobile Infirmary. It has served the community since 1931. We offer services to patients ages 16 through adult.

J.L. Bedsole/Rotary Rehabilitation Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

Our Healthcare Team

Our staff uses a team approach to rehabilitation. Therapists and other health professionals work with patients to design treatment plans specific to their needs.

This team consists of:

  • Rehabilitation physicians and nurses
  • Physical, occupational, and speech therapists
  • Social workers
  • Case managers
  • Dietitians
  • Neuropsychologists
  • Other specialists as needed

A Typical Day at Rotary

Patients re-learn normal, daily activities through physical, occupational, and speech therapy. The program includes nutritional education and neuropsychology to help them cope with injury or illness.

Therapy sessions are designed to improve mobility, strength, and endurance. The length of stay varies based on each patient’s situation and diagnosis.

In order to facilitate community re-integration, therapists work with patients in the Cochrane Plaza, a simulated environment that includes:

  • Grocery store
  • Beauty salon
  • Library
  • Recreation area
  • Bank

CARF Accredited Stroke Rehabilitation Program


The stroke rehabilitation program at J.L. Bedsole Rotary Rehabilitation Hospital is designed for adults and adolescent patients who have experienced a stroke. Referred to as STEPS, the program focuses on Stroke Treatment, Education, Prevention, and Safety. Our goal is to help patients regain independence and self-sufficiency.

Our team of professionals provides treatment based on each patient’s specific needs. Services include:

  • Speech, language, and occupational therapy
  • Neuropsychology for treatment and testing
  • Medical consults
  • Orthotics and prosthetics
  • Discharge planning
  • Patient and family education for home care
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