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Hi, this is Marcy Newsome from brainandspinalcord.org. Today, I will be bringing you some information on the 10 best rehabilitation hospitals in the United States. Be sure to check the website for all relevant links and a recap of this article. Choosing your rehabilitation facility can be a tough decision for brain injury and spinal cord injury survivors, yet it is a critical one. That is because the type and quality of rehabilitative care has a significant impact on the patient’s long-term outcome. Each year, US News and World Report rank nearly 200 hospitals and 17 specialties. The hospitals we are going to discuss in the next few minutes are the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals for the year 2007. Rankings are obtained through a nation wide survey of board certified physicians.
Rehabilitation Center of Chicago has been named the number one rehabilitation hospital by US News and World Report since 1991. RCC is world renowned for its ability to treat a wide range of complex conditions including brain and spinal cord injuries and is a recognized leader in patient care, advocacy, research and education. Whether the survivor requires in-patient or out-patient services or daily rehabilitation, a team of specialist is brought together to ensure that progress is met. The Kessler Institute of Rehabilitation with three locations throughout New Jersey has received the accreditation from the joint commission on accreditation on health care organizations and is a federally designated model system for spinal cord injury. Its spinal cord and traumatic brain injury programs are among the most well respected programs in the world and people come from all over the globe to experience, to specialize spend to latered management services.
The University of Washington Medical Center located in Seattle, Washington, is ranked number three in the US. The University of Washington Medical Center offers a wide range of services for people with brain and spinal cord injuries. A multi-disciplinary team comprising physicians, nurses, social workers, physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech pathologist and location councilors work together to ensure that survivors and rehabilitating injury develop and meet meaningful goals.
With the ranking of four, Memorial Hermann TIRR, located in Houston, Texas, provides rehabilitation to those who have experienced catastrophic injuries such as brain injury or spinal cord injury. Memorial Hermann TIRR includes the challenge program, a community reentry program for brain injury survivors, their out-patient therapy services and their rehabilitation centers, a network of out-patient therapy facilities. The Mayo Clinic Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Center located at Rochester, Minnesota Campus is ranked the fifth best rehabilitation hospital. Individual therapy plans deviced by a team of psychiatrist, physical therapist, occupational therapist, and psychologist help people who sustained brain and spinal cord injuries. We gain as much function as possible, in-patient and out-patient services are also available.
Craig Hospital in Denver, Colorado which enjoyed sixth place on US News and World Report list has treated more than 26,500 spinal cord injury patients since 1956. That is more than any facility in the world. Craig treats patients with spinal cord and brain injuries exclusively and their perseverance is designated by the US National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research as model system centers. Rated the seventh best hospital in the US, Rusk Institute NYU Medical Center in New York is the largest university affiliated center focused on rehabilitative medicine, research and training, and in-patient and out-patient care. The institute features ongoing multi-disciplinary research and spinal cord injury. Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts is ranked eighth in US News and World Report, one of the largest facilities in the US. Spaulding provides detailed rehabilitation treatment for those who have experienced brain and spinal cord injuries, in addition to providing treatment