Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital is a pioneer and leader in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation. With 151 beds, including a state-of-the art 48-bed stroke unit dedicated in 2002, and an extensive Outpatient Network, the hospital is the largest and most comprehensive rehabilitation services organization in the region.
Located in rural Malvern, the hospital offers a true recovery environment for individuals with brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury and other physical and cognitive disabilities, including orthopedic injuries and post-surgical rehabilitation, multiple sclerosis, amputations, arthritis, Parkinson's Disease and chronic pain.
Founded in 1902 as the Country Campus of Philadelphia's Rush Hospital for Consumptive and Allied Diseases, the institution shifted its focus from respiratory diseases to geriatrics in 1955. In 1970 it became a subsidiary of Bryn Mawr Hospital, with 44 beds for traumatic injuries and chronic, debilitating illnesses and one of the first brain injury programs in the country.
Today, Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital offers the full continuum of services for adults and adolescents with disabilities, including inpatient, outpatient and day treatment. A unique strength is the progressive day treatment program, which focuses on client and family involvement in treatment planning and goal-setting to solve problems caused by injury or illness. Community reentry services are integrated throughout inpatient and outpatient care to ensure that the skills learned in therapy are applied in real-world settings.
Through its Outpatient Network, the hospital provides more than 28,000 outpatient visits a year for patients of all ages at seven locations in Philadelphia's western suburbs. A full range of specialty services includes aquatic therapy, adaptive driving, work hardening and conditioning, horticultural therapy, the Assistive Technology Center, and the Vestibular (balance) Rehabilitation Program. Bryn Mawr Rehab's scheduling flexibility, experienced staff, supplementary services, family involvement and individualized approach offer the greatest opportunity for maximum recovery from physical and cognitive disabilities.