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Rehabilitation (Intensive Inpatient) - Essentia Health-Duluth (Miller-Dwan Building)


502 E 2nd St
Duluth, MN 55805


General: 218-786-8003

CARF Accredited


The Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) is an independent, nonprofit organization that focuses on ensuring the services you use meet your needs for quality and the best possible outcomes.

The following hospital rehabilitation programs at Essentia Health-Duluth are CARF accredited:

  • Pediatric Specialty Program
  • Brain Injury Specialty (Adults)
  • Brain Injury Specialty (Children & Adolescents)
  • Stroke Specialty Program (Adults)
  • Spinal Cord System of Care (Adults)
  • Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Program

Patient Outcomes

Average Length of Stay

Chart showing the average length of stay at Miller-Dwan Rehabilitation Services (MDRS) varies depending on the program, but averages 14.33 days.

  • Overall combined program: 14.33 days
  • Brain Injury (BISP): 15.2 days
  • Spinal Cord (SCSP): 14.2 days
  • Stroke Specialty (SSP): 17 days
  • Comprehensive (CIIRP): 10.5 days
  • Pediatrics (combined): 22.2 days

Community Discharges

Chart showing Miller-Dwan Rehabilitation Services (MDRS) discharges 76.11% of patients back into the community.

  • Combined program: 76.11%
  • Brian Injury: 77%
  • Spinal Cord: 73%
  • Stroke: 73%
  • Comprehensive: 82%
  • Pediatrics: 88%

Combined Programs Patient Satisfaction

Chart showing 99% of patients would recommend Miller-Dwan Rehabilitation Services (MDRS) to others. 93.5% of patient were satisfied with their overall rehabilitation stay.

  • Recommend MDRS to others: 99%
  • Satisfied with stay at MDRS: 93.5%

If you're interested in additional program-specific statistics, please email Lisa Whitworth.

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