Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Units

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) units are regulated by the Division of Quality Assurance (DQA). The information below identifies approved TBI units in Wisconsin and includes support and resource information for consumers and providers.

Approved TBI Units

The following is a list (alphabetized by city) of Wisconsin facilities that are certified to provide care for people with traumatic brain injuries. If you have questions about any of these TBI units, please use the contact information listed for the facility.

Facility Name and Address

Capacity and Contact Information

Juneau
Clearview Brain Injury Center
Clearview North Nursing Home
199 Home Road
Juneau, WI  53039
Toll free: 1-877-386-3400


Type of Program: Sub-Acute Rehabilitation
Capacity: 30 beds
Contact person: Jackie Kuhl, Admissions and Program Coordinator
Email: jkuhl@co.dodge.wi.us
Phone Number: 920-386-3577

Marshfield
Pathways Traumatic Brain Injury Unit
Norwood Health Center
1600 North Chestnut Avenue
Marshfield, WI  54449


Type of Program: Post Acute Rehabilitation
Capacity: 8 bed unit
Contact Person: Ashley Volousek, Social Worker
Phone Number: 715-384-2188 ext. 3236
(Norwood Health Center is owned by Wood County and operated by Wood County Human Services.)

Milwaukee
Wellspring Rehab and Skilled Nursing Center
Dayspring Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center
9350 West Fond du Lac Avenue
Milwaukee, WI  53225


Type of Program: Post-Acute Rehabilitation
Capacity: 20 beds
Contact Person: Caroline Feller
Email: cfeller@wellspringofmilwaukee.com
Phone Number: 414-797-0180, Fax: 414-797-0116

Milwaukee
Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Institute
Columbia St. Mary's Hospital Milwaukee
2301 N. Lake Dr
Milwaukee, WI  53211


Type of Program: Brain Injury and Coma Recovery
Capacity: 15 beds
Contact persons: Sue Skiba CRRN, or Linda Kroll
Sacred Heart Admissions
Phone Number: 414-298-6750

Waterford
Lakeview Neuro-Behavioral Program
Lakeview Hospital Rehabilitation Center
1701 Sharp Road
Waterford, WI  53185


Type of Program: Coma Recovery Program & Neurobehavioral Program
Capacity: 10 beds
Contact person: Natalie Taylor, Admissions
Toll free: 1-800-473-4221

 

Consumer Resources

Provider Information

A letter of intent should be submitted for facilities requesting to start a new TBI unit, expand or decrease beds in a current unit, or close a TBI unit.  

A letter of intent must be sent to:

Division of Quality Assurance
Attention: Nikki Andrews
1 West Wilson St, Room 450
Madison, WI 53701

The letter of intent must include the following:

  • Defining the specific changes the facility is proposing to implement on the TBI unit. Include a floor plan of proposed changes.
  • A letter from the DQA Office of Plan Review and Inspection indicating approval of the new unit's construction plan, if applicable.
  • Clearly stated intention or rationale for the change of a TBI unit.
  • Where "beds" will be coming from or going to within the corporation pursuant to Wis. Admin. Code ch.DHS 122.
  • Estimated date the facility was intending to implement their requested changes.

Additional information below is requested for those facilities that are starting a new TBI unit:

  • Mission Statement and Unit Goals including length of program.
  • Advisory committee or method of oversight.
  • On-call consultants including their area of responsibility or position.
  • Unit or Care Coordinator name and credentials.
  • Current Standards of Practice used for development of policies and procedures.
  • Equipment: supportive supplies, etc.
  • Electrical equipment, alternative sources.
  • Plan for integration program back to the community.
  • Staffing forms for each shift:

Registered Nurse:
F62023 (Word, 171 KB), F62025 (Word, 164 KB), F62027 (Word, 171 KB)

Licensed Practical Nurse:
F62164 (Word, 182 KB), F62165 (Word, 171 KB), F62166 (Word, 183 KB)

Nurse Aide:
F62024 (PDF, 161 KB), F62026 (Word, 171 KB), F62028 (Word, 171 KB)

Other Direct Care Nurse Aide (used for therapy staff):
F62440 (PDF, 172 KB), F62441 (PDF, 172KB), F62442 (PDF, 172 KB)

  • Policies and procedures for infection control. Current TBI units should send a list for staff and residents with infections for the last two months.
  • Disaster plan
  • Contracts for supplies, if any.
  • All policies pertaining to TBI patients including the continuing stay requirements.
  • Medical Director's name and credentials along with a statement of agreement for responsibility for the patients of the TBI unit.
  • All contracted services for TBI residents, i.e. activities, therapies, sheltered work, etc.
    Policies or Plan of Care for residents as it pertains to respiratory therapy, activities, physical and occupational therapy, and discharge planning.
  • List of facility staff name(s) and contact number(s) for any questions or needed information for DQA personnel.

Materials submitted will be reviewed in a timely matter and a letter of acceptance or denial will be sent at least 7 days prior to the anticipated opening of the TBI unit. The facility will notify the DQA, Nikki Andrews at 608-267-3745 when the unit has become operational and has at least 1 resident/client in the unit. Within 10 working days an on-site survey will be conducted to verify the safety and welfare of resident/client(s).

The on-site survey will include a tour of the unit, observations of resident cares, review of policies and procedures, and interviews with staff, patients, and family members. In addition, the following records will be requested and reviewed by survey staff:

  • Completed pre-admission functional test(s), i.e. Functional Independence Measure.
  • History and physical information including computed tomography (CT) reports.
  • Verification of background checks for newly hired staff working on the TBI unit including the Integrated Background Information System (IBIS), Department of Justice (DOJ), Background Information Disclosure (BID) and out-of-state and/or military discharge papers.
  • Copy of the resident requirements and admission packet.
  • Staff (TBI unit) training records including certificates and licenses.

If you need additional information email Nikki Andrews.

Last Revised: August 15, 2017