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Massachusetts Center for Rehabilitation

Tel: (617) 638-8000 Address: One Boston Medical Center Place Boston, MA 02118 URL: www.bmc.org

The Center for Rehabilitation is located at the Boston Medical Center, and treats patients with a wide variety of illnesses and injuries, including brain and spinal cord injury. The program combines state-of-the-art medical equipment and an interdisciplinary team to develop individualized programs designed to return the patient the maximum amount of function possible.

The New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center is located at the Center for Rehabilitation, and has been designated one of the National Model Systems Spinal Cord Injury Treatment Centers. It is also one of seven facilities in the country—the only one in New England—that has been named a member of the Christopher Reeve Foundation NeuroRecovery Network, a network of centers who strive to provide, develop, and test cutting-edge rehabilitation therapies for those living with paralysis.

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

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

Tel: (617) 573-7000 Address: 125 Nashua Street Boston, MA 02114 URL: www.spauldingrehab.org

A teaching hospital of the Harvard Medical School, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital has been consistently ranked a top rehabilitation hospital by U.S. News & World Report. The hospital offers six major inpatient programs in rehabilitation, including one in brain injury and one in spinal cord injury.

The Brain Injury Program serves those with open and closed injuries, anoxic and apoxic injuries, as well as injuries that have resulted from illnesses. The center treats patients with a wide variety of injury levels, from coma to mild deficits.

The Spinal Cord Injury Program treats spinal cord injuries that result from both accident and injury, with a focus on teaching patients how to physically and mentally cope in the community. Patients are responsible for directing and performing their own care.

Spaulding is a member of the Partners HealthCare System, allowing it to collaborate with other rehabilitation facilities throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

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

Rehabilitation Center of the Cape and Islands

Tel: (508) 833-4000 Address: 311 Service Rd. East Sandwich, MA URL: www.rhci.org

The Rehabilitation Center of the Cape and Islands includes a Brain Injury Program and a Spinal Cord Injury Program at its Center for NeuroRecovery.

The Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury programs help people with all levels of brain injury return to their communities at the highest level of function possible, using advanced therapy programs, specialized services, and a dedicated and experienced interdisciplinary staff. In addition, the center has developed innovative therapy programs, including an adaptive golf program, that help patients reconnect with their communities through recreation and social activities.

The Rehabilitation Center of the Cape and Islands was designed by Spaulding Medical Center. It is a member of the Partners HealthCare System, which allows it to collaborate with other rehabilitation facilities throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

The Rehabilitation Center of the Cape and Islands is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), as well as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

Southcoast Rehabilitation Center

Tel: (508) 679-7135 Address: 363 Highland Avenue Fall River, MA 02720 URL: www.southcoast.org

The Southcoast Rehabilitation Center, located at Charlton Memorial Hospital, provides inpatient care and rehabilitation for both Brain and Spinal Cord Injury.

Together with the patient’s family, an interdisciplinary team works with the patient to determine goals, then develops an individualized program to help meet those goals. Patients receive several hours of therapy each day from nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech/language pathologists, social workers, case managers, and other specialists.

Southcoast Rehabilitation Center is a member of the Partners HealthCare System, which allows it to collaborate with other rehabilitation facilities throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

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