Although no one wants to need the services of a rehabilitation hospital, if you do find yourself facing rehab, count yourself lucky to live in the Philadelphia region. Rehab hospitals, as they’re known, specialize in helping you regain your physical strength and normal functions after an accident, a surgical procedure, a stroke, or other medical problem.The Philadelphia region has at least three exceptionally good facilities. Although your insurance rules may partly determine the type of site available to you, you also have a great deal to say about where you pursue a full recovery. Here are some of the best choices.
Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital: Located on Paoli Pike in Malvern, PA, in Chester County, Bryn Mawr Rehab is a superb hospital that provides therapy for orthopedic patients after joint replacement and for patients with all other types of problems, both physical and cognitive. This type of site, like all three described here, is an “acute” facility because it provides inpatients with three hours of therapy daily, typically two hours of physical and one hour of occupational therapy. Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital is part of the Main Line Health System and the largest and most comprehensive rehabilitation organization in the Mid-Atlantic region. It offers all levels of therapy to both inpatients and outpatients.
Magee Rehab Hospital: Founded in 1954, Magee Rehab Hospital is located at 15th and Race in center city Philadelphia. In addition to general rehabilitation, Magee also treats patients with brain injury, stroke, orthopedic injuries or after orthopedic surgery, multiple sclerosis and other disorders. In 2008, US News and World Report rated Magee number 18 on its national list of best rehab hospitals. Magee also provides varied services for outpatients in need of therapy and is part of the Jefferson Health System.
Moss Rehab Hospital: The main campus of Moss Rehab hospital is on Township Line Road in Elkins Park, with another Moss facility on Tabor Road in North Philadelphia. Moss traces its history back to the early 1900’s and today is a modern, state-of-the-art facility that offers high quality care for patients with a range of disorders or following surgical procedures or accidental injuries. Ranked number 9 in the country by US News and World Report in 2011 and number 1 in Philadelphia, Moss also cares for inpatients and outpatients in both of its facilities and is part of the Einstein Healthcare Network.