9 Top Rehab Centers for Spinal Cord Injuries

Every year, US News & World Report publishes its list of top hospitals. It’s a useful tool that empowers patients and their caregivers to make the best decision possible when choosing where to get care. Here are the top 9 hospitals for adult rehabilitation from its 2015-2016 report.

1. Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago — Chicago, IL

Ranked #1 for 25 years, the RIC is on the cutting edge of rehabilitation innovation. It plans to open a state-of-the-art research hospital called AbilityLab in 2017. It’s also home to one of the country’s oldest adaptive sports programs.

2. TIRR Memorial Hermann — Houston, TX

As one of the first hospitals to develop a spinal cord injury center, TIRR Memorial Hermann is ranked as the best rehabilitation center in Texas. With 75% of patients being discharged back to their communities, the numbers speak for themselves. Read some of their patient stories.

3. Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation — West Orange, NJ

Kessler treats more than 600 patients with spinal cord injuries every year. Its most well-known patient is probably Eric LeGrand, the Rutgers football player who was injured on the field.

4. University of Washington Medical Center — Seattle, WA

UW Medical Center was one of the first rehabilitation centers for people with spinal cord injuries in the Pacific Northwest. Read about how its staff helped one patient regain his independence and navigate the system that paid for his treatment.

5. Mayo Clinic — Rochester, MN

Ranked # 1 in more specialties than any other hospital, the Mayo Clinic is one of the most well-known names in medicine. It treats 200 patients with spinal cord injuries each year, and offers a wide variety of inpatient and outpatient services.

6. Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Boston — Boston, MA

Spaulding is the official teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. In addition to world-class care, patients at Spaulding don’t have to worry about the unappealing hospital food. Spaulding is committed to serving healthy, fresh food, some of which is grown in the garden on its grounds.

7. Craig Hospital — Englewood, CO

Craig Hospital has treated more than 31,000 patients with a spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury. Because Colorado is also home to many adaptive sports facilities, patients can incorporate water skiing, snow sports, and more into their rehab program. Watch one of Craig Hospital’s patient stories below:


8. MossRehab — Elkins Park, PA

MossRehab boasts some of the highest patient outcome scores in the country. Its Locomotor Training Program uses cutting-edge technology to help patients improve their mobility.

9. Shepherd Center — Atlanta, GA

Shepherd Center treats nearly 450 patients each year, and 97% rate their overall experience as excellent. It also has the largest recreation therapy program in the country.
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