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Brain Injury

  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) affects more than 1.5 million Americans each year. However, no two injuries are alike, nor do they create the same challenges for patients and their families. At Penn State Health Rehabilitation Hospital, patients benefit from a program tailored to meet the unique physical and/or functional limitations, cognitive impairments, and emotional or behavioral difficulties.

    We deliver an integrated and intensive brain injury rehabilitation program, including medical, nursing, and therapy care, to address the complex needs of each patient. As a specialized hospital, we provide the earliest possible start to brain injury rehabilitation to help optimize the recovery at every level of injury. Our secure brain injury unit offers patients a safe environment to recover as they reach their goals on the road to recovery.
    Some highlights of our brain injury program include:


    • Fellowship-trained, ACGME-board-certified brain injury medicine rehabilitation physicians on staff
    • Dedicated brain-injury treatment team
    • Care Partner Program for caregiver training and support
    • Secure 12-bed brain injury unit
    • Close communication and ease of follow-up with physicians at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center 
    • Continuity of brain injury care after discharge from acute inpatient rehabilitation with regular outpatient clinic follow-up with your brain injury physician
    • Comprehensive outpatient neuro-rehabilitation day program for brain injury patients  


    Our goal-directed approach helps brain injury patients to:

    • Maximize arousal and responsiveness
    • Develop new cognitive and behavioral strategies to compensate for any deficits
    • Improve physical function and mobility to enhance the skills needed to perform daily activities
    • Overcome the psychological and social problems that often interfere with the adjustment to an independent life at home, at work, and/or in the community

    As required by Joint Commission and CARF, we collect, track and analyze data for our Traumatic Brain Injury program to allow for continued performance improvement and program development. If you have questions or want to know more, please speak to our member of our staff.