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Legacy Rehabilitation of Oregon

Inpatient rehabilitation

Complete care for rehabilitation

Patients seeking to recover from serious conditions may require a stay in a hospital with specialized services. Legacy Rehabilitation Institute of Oregon (RIO) at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center is an inpatient rehabilitation facility offering the highest level of care available.

We offer patients and their families a complete approach — round-the-clock medical and rehabilitation services in a caring environment, as well as therapy, skills training and counseling— all in one location. That approach offers an extra level of care that sets us apart from other programs.

Patient finds sanctuary

Patient finds 'sanctuary'

Afflicted and paralyzed by a rare disorder, Brian Esparza, M.D., found comfort and inspiration at the Legacy Rehabilitation Institute of Oregon.

“It was my sanctuary. I learned to walk there, so it is a huge place in my life.” – Brian Esparza, M.D., and former RIO patient. Read Brian's story here.

What is RIO?

Under the direction of doctors who specialize in rehabilitation (known as physiatrists), we create a personalized plan to best meet our patients’ needs that includes goals and a target date for discharge. Each week, the team meets to review and revise the plan to get the best possible results. Family members and patients are an important part of the team.

Legacy Rehabilitation Institute of Oregon coordinates job training, counseling, and physical and occupational therapies in the same location. This coordinated approach gives patients the best chance for positive results.

Legacy Rehabilitation Institute of Oregon has received a three-year accreditation from the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. 

Common diagnoses

Our team at RIO can help patients through a range of conditions, including:
  • Stroke
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Brain injury
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Multiple trauma
  • Amputation
  • Burn

Special technology

RIO is the first in the Pacific Northwest to offer the ZeroG® Gait and Balance Training System, a robotic body-weight support system. The system prevents falls and uses dynamic body weight support to allow patients to practice walking, perform balance exercises and move from sitting to standing. Patients using the system may start exercising and walking faster, potentially shortening their length of stay.

Why choose RIO?

Patients and families may have many options for rehabilitation care. The levels of care and expertise of the staff varies within these programs. Understanding these differences can help you make the right choice.

As an inpatient rehabilitation facility, RIO offers the highest level of care available. A 2014 study shows that patients treated at a medical rehabilitation facility such as RIO on average had better long-term results than those treated at a skilled nursing home.

The study found that patients at an inpatient rehabilitation facility:

  • Were discharged two weeks earlier than those at a skilled nursing facility
  • Had fewer hospital readmissions per  year for many of the  conditions
  • Had an 8 percent lower mortality rate 
  • Had 5 percent fewer emergency room visits per year

Information on inpatient care options  

Determining the best place for you or your family member to transition to after being hospitalized for a traumatic injury or illness requires a thorough understanding of the wide variety of rehabilitation services provided in different healthcare settings. The purpose of rehabilitation care is to maximize recovery and meet individual goals. 

The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) produced this resource to assist families in making the best decision for their situation.



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'Extended family' helps man through injury

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Elizabeth Hovde RIO patient

An awakening ... and a connection