HealthSouth Rehabilitation Center

Tel: (205) 868-2000
Address: 3800 Ridgeway Drive
Birmingham, AL 35209
URL: www.healthsouth.com

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Center is an inpatient facility that offers a network of physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech/language pathologists, psychologists, social workers, and other healthcare professionals for both brain and spinal cord injury patients.

Those who have suffered from stroke have access to specially trained staff at HealthSouths Stroke Rehabilitation Center of Excellence. HealthSouth hospitals that receive this designation have exceeded benchmarks in clinical programming and patient outcomes for the treatment of stroke.

HealthSouth is also known for using some of the most advanced rehabilitation technology for both brain and spinal cord injury patients.

While the HealthSouth facility in Birmingham is the home of the company's headquarters, there are several facilities located throughout the region that specialize in certain types of injuries. In addition to Montgomery, there are brain injury facilities in Montgomery, Phenix City, Dothan, Gadsden and Huntsville. Spinal cord injuries can be treated in Dothan, Gadsden, and Huntsville. Some, but not all of the HealthSouth facilities are accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). You can find out if the ones you are considering are accredited by asking the hospital administrator.

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Tel: (205) 934-3283
Address: 529 Spain Rehab Center
1717 6th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL
URL: www.uab.edu

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is home both a Spinal Cord Injury Model Sytem Center and a Traumatic Brain Injury Model System Center. Located in the renowned Spain Rehabilitation Center, both the brain and spinal cord programs offer advanced, individual care to a diverse population. Staff includes physiatrists (doctors who specialize in rehabilitation medicine), nurses, nurse practitioners, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech/language pathologists, psychologists, social workers, and other healthcare professionals.

As a Model System Centers, both the brain and spinal cord programs share the latest brain and spinal cord injury research and methods of treatment with other clinical research programs.

In addition, the UAB program fosters an atmosphere in which survivors and their families work together to heal and recover. In an effort to help families care for the patient upon return home, each patients family is included in therapy education sessions.

The UAB program is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), as well as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).