Patient Information

Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital is there when you need us. Whether your stay was planned or spur of the moment, our team of specially trained staff will help you get back to an active lifestyle. 

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Below you will find information about what you can expect during your stay with us.

Nondiscrimination Policy

As a recipient of Federal financial assistance, Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the ground of race, color, or national origin, or on the basis of disability or age in admission to, participation in, or receipt of the services and benefits under any of its programs and activities, whether carried out by Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital directly or through a contractor or any other entity with which Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital arranges to carry out its programs and activities.

This statement is in accordance with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Regulations of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued pursuant to these statutes at Title 45 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 80, 84, and 91. In case of questions, please contact:  Facility Name: Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital Contact Person/Section 504 Coordinator: Nancy Mitchell Telephone number: 859-246-8833 TDD or State Relay number: 800-648-6056


Patient Accommodations

Admission to Cardinal Hill

An Admission Facilitator will do an assessment and provide you with information about Cardinal Hill before admission. An arrival time will be scheduled for admission day. Plan to have a member of your family accompany you to Cardinal Hill to help you get settled into your room, to tour the hospital and to meet staff. (He/she may stay until 8 pm.)Your family member should bring along a completed Patient and Family Pre-Admission Questionnaire, as well as your personal belongings and insurance cards. Cardinal Hill will arrange for your medical records to besent to the hospital before you arrive.

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For Family and Friends

Family Accommodations

Your Care Manager can provide a listing of hotels and motels conveniently located near the hospital. Family members who need overnight accommodations but cannot afford to stay in a motel may wish to consider the following housing options:

Ronald McDonald House
1300 Sports Center Drive
Lexington, KY 40502

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Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital Food Service


Meals are served in several areas of the hospital. Patients receive assistance with eating, if needed. Family members may eat with patients in the main patient dining room.

Meal times for patients are:

Breakfast         7:30 am – 9:00 am
Lunch            11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Dinner             5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Patients who are in special eating retraining groups are scheduled for particular times within these meal periods.

Any food brought into patients from outside the hospital must be stored in airtight containers unless it is consumed immediately.

Please check with your Nurse or Dietitian to be sure that food brought into the hospital from an outside source conforms to any dietary restrictions you may have.


For Your Safety and Security


Only those medications prescribed by your Cardinal Hill Physician are permitted while you are in the hospital. If you are admitted from home, please bring with you all medications you have been taking so that they can be checked, and medications then will be ordered by your Cardinal Hill Physician and supplied from the hospital’s pharmacy.

You and your family will be instructed in the use of medications needed on an ongoing basis, and you will receive prescriptions for these at the time of discharge.

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Going Home from Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital

Discharge and Beyond

Discharge is at 10:00 am and your Care Manager will help you check out. After you have been discharged, we want to make sure that you continue to do as well as possible.

Your Cardinal Hill Physician will send a summary of your treatment and progress to your home physician. If further therapy or help at home is needed, your Cardinal Hill Care Manager will refer you to our Center for Outpatient Services, to outpatient facilities in your home area, or to the home health agency of your choice.

The team will make sure that your family has detailed instructions for your home program or exercise and care. Most patients also will be scheduled to return to an Outpatient Clinic at Cardinal Hill following discharge.

The purpose of the clinic visit is to review your progress at home and help with any problems that may have occurred. In addition, you will need to reestablish contact with your home physician so that he or she can assume primary responsibility for your ongoing medical needs.

We are always available to answer questions or help with a problem. Please let us know how you are doing!


Additional Information and Services


A staff chaplain is available to provide for spiritual needs. The chaplain is here 20 hours per week for visitation and counseling is available upon request.

Sunday services are held in the Conservatory for patients, their families and friends.

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Hotels/Motels Near Cardinal Hill Hospital

1. Crowne Plaza Hotel Lexington – The Campbell House /
1375 S. Broadway
Lexington, KY
Distance:  1.06 miles
Price: $$
Amenities:  ATM, Swimming, pool, bar, childcare

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Restaurants Near Cardinal Hill Hospital

1. Clamatos Mexican Restaurant
2304 Versailles Road
Lexington, KY
Cuisine:  Mexican
Distance:  0.77 mile
Price:  $

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