University of Utah Health Craig H. Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital

University of Utah Health Craig H. Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital

Salt Lake City, Utah
FFKR Architects

2020 AGC Utah Project of the Year Over $50M Healthcare

2020 ENR Intermountain Merit Award Health Care

In the News

Empowerment. In a single word, it describes the purpose of the Craig H. Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital. Designed for patients with disabling conditions such as amputation, paralysis, stroke, and brain injury, among others, this facility transforms technology, accessibility, and aesthetics into a place of inspiration and impact. More than a 75-bed rehab center, the Neilsen Hospital incorporates a GApp lab to support the design and development of assistive technologies. A mobility garage offers space for patients, doctors, and engineers to work together to design, build, and modify mobility devices to suit individual needs. Challenged with a steeply sloped site, Reaveley developed structural plans that maximize the patient experience. A two-story indoor/outdoor gym literally elevates rehabilitation activities. Building connectors link the Neilsen building to an existing hospital structure as well as a future MED building. And patient rooms, gyms, and open, maneuverable common spaces are drenched in light with views of Wasatch mountain and valley views. It is a stunning space to be sure. More importantly, the hospital is purposefully engineered to promote patient and family emotional well-being alongside physical rehabilitation. As one of the most advanced rehabilitation facilities in the nation, the Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital will be a source of empowerment for years to come.

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