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Medical Professionals


The comprehensive acute rehabilitation team consists of specialists in physical medicine and rehabilitation, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and case management, as well as an administrative team who help with making your transition from rehabilitation to home as easy as possible.

Team Approach To Quality Care 

Wan Chi, MD, Medical Director, Acute Rehabilitation Center Dr. Wan Chi received her medical degree at Northwestern University, Chicago in 2000 and completed her residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Stanford University Medical Center in 2004. Dr. Chi consistently receives high marks from her patients for the professional and personal care they receive. Fluent in Chinese, she leads the team members who focus on Chinese speaking patients at Saint Francis.

Your Rehabilitation Team

Rehabilitation Physicians are doctors who specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation, also known as physiatrists. They provide clinical direction, act as your rehabilitation team leader, and oversee your treatment plan.

Rehabilitation Nurses will provide you with around-the-clock care throughout your stay, including medication and pain management, monitoring of vital signs, wound care, bowel/bladder training, and emotional support.

Physical Therapists will focus on improving your mobility, balance, and strength through functional activities designed to help you regain your independence.

Occupational Therapists will work to improve your daily self-care activities, such as dressing, bathing, and other fine motor skills, as well as higher-level activities such as meal preparation, cognitive retraining, and community reintegration.

Speech Therapists will assess and treat you for any swallowing, feeding, speaking, memory, or problem-solving concerns.

Discharge Planners begin working on your discharge the day you are admitted. They will coordinate all the disciplines during your stay, provide emotional and moral support, and arrange services to ensure you have support upon discharge.

Neuropsychologists will work with the rehabilitation team to assess and provide emotional and behavioral support to you, your family, and your caregivers.

Dieticians will assess your nutritional needs and establish a recommended diet program.

Learn More About Our CARF Accredited Acute Rehabilitation

For more information about our acute rehabilitation, stroke rehabilitation, or to refer a patient to the Saint Francis Acute Rehabilitation, please call 415.353.6271.