Memorial Medical Center
Tel: (217) 757-7298
Address: 701 North First Street
Springfield, IL 62781-0001
Memorial Medical Center, located in Springfield, Illinois, is the only program in the area to be accredited by CARF in three program areas: comprehensive inpatient, brain injury, and spinal cord system of care.
Memorial Medical Center uses an integrative team comprising rehabilitating and consulting physicians; physical, occupational, recreational, and speech therapists; psychologists and neuropsychologists; rehabilitation nurses; social services and case managers; dieticians; and the family of the patient. Using the latest tools, technology, and knowledge, the goal of the program is to return patients to the maximum amount of function possible.
Memorial Medical Center is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), as well as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Tel: (312) 238-6066
Address: 345 E. Superior St.
Chicago, IL 60611
U.S News & World Report has named The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago the #1 rehabilitation hospital in the United States since 1991. In addition to providing state-of-the-art care to brain and spinal cord patients, The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago participates in research, education, and advocacy.
RIC treats patients of all ages, from children to adult. Each team is led by a physiatrist, a doctor who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Depending upon the patient’s particular needs, other specialists on the team might include rehabilitation nurses, social workers, psychologists, physical and occupational therapists, speech/language pathologists, vocational counselors, respiratory therapists, and pediatric specialists.
Some things that researchers at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago are studying and working with are the Lokomat, a robot-like walking therapy that could, at some point, help those with paralysis learn to walk; and brain mapping, which can show how brain activity changes after injury.
The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), as well as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital
Tel: (773) 522-5895
Address: 1401 South California Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60608
Schwab Rehabilitation Centers, which has offered rehabilitation services for 90 years, was the Midwest’s first hospital of its kind. Today it offers both inpatient and outpatient care for a variety of conditions, including brain and spinal cord injury.
The Brain Injury program is highly individualized, with the goal for all patients being to return to maximum independence. The Brain Injury program also features a “New Focus” vocational program, which is designed to help brain injury patients build on their previous skills and return to work.
The Spinal Cord center features a diverse group of specialists, all of whom work together to help patients return to maximum function, address new physical needs, and ensure that each patient has the best quality of life possible.
In addition to frequently being on the U.S. World & News list of best hospitals, Scwab Rehabilitation Center is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), as well as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).