Posts Categorized: Rehab

Emily’s Rehab Journey


When Emily came to the Children’s Hospital Rehabilitation Unit (CHRU), she had been in the hospital and in bed for months due to a severe respiratory illness. Previously a boisterous, independent young woman, she came to the CHRU so weak that she was unable to move anything but her fingers. She was unable to even… Read more »

Starting the Transition Home


The date of February 29 only happens every four years. But for 17-year-old Morgan McDowell, it was a day that only happens once in a lifetime. Six weeks ago, she was lying in a hospital bed after having a stroke during a basketball game and this past Monday night, she was sitting center ice cheering… Read more »

Stone’s Rehab Journey


Two years ago, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC opened the Children’s Hospital Rehabilitation Unit (CHRU), an eight-bed pediatric inpatient rehabilitation unit.  The CHRU, which is located at The Children’s Home & Lemieux Family Center just up the street from the main hospital, provides continuity of care and maximizes the health and functional outcomes of… Read more »