Physical therapist working with male patient with spinal cord injury (SCI)

After a spinal cord injury (SCI) it’s important to access a rehabilitation center that can optimize your recovery, but it can be difficult to know where to start.

When selecting a spinal rehab center, proximity to where you live is a key factor to consider, but it’s also important to be sure the rehabilitation center you choose offers the appropriate level of care and services for your particular spinal injury or disease. Receiving specialized, customized care for your injury goes a long way towards maximizing your recovery.

The Spinal Cord Injury Model System (SCIMS), sponsored by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), “supports innovative projects and research in the delivery, demonstration, and evaluation of medical, rehabilitation, vocational and other services to meet the needs of individuals with SCI”.

SCIMS supports and recognizes rehab and research centers who “are national leaders in medical research and patient care and provide the highest level of comprehensive specialty services, from the point of injury through rehabilitation and re-entry into full community life”.

SCIM Directory Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Centers:

Spain Rehab Center at University of Alabama (Birmingham)

Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center (Southern California)

Craig Hospital, Rocky Mountain Regional SCI System (Colorado)

Clinical Research Building, University of Miami (South Florida)

Shepherd Center (Georgia)

Midwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury Care System (Illinois)

Spaulding New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center (Massachusetts)

Kessler Foundation (New Jersey)

Mount Sinai Hospital (New York)

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (Ohio)

UPMC Rehabilitation Institute (Pennsylvania)

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Magee Rehabilitation Hospital (Pennsylvania)

TIRR Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation & Research (Texas)

Top Ranked Hospitals for Rehabilitation Services

These 12 hospitals were the top ranked for rehabilitation services (were recommended by at least 5% of the rehabilitation specialists responding to U.S. News surveys) in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

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Sources:

  1. https://www.sci-info-pages.com/top-rehabilitation-hospitals/
  2. https://msktc.org/sci/model-system-centers
  3. https://www.christopherreeve.org/living-with-paralysis/newly-paralyzed/how-do-i-find-a-rehabilitation-facility