Our Network


At MedStar National Rehabilitation Network, we've been treating adults and children with disabling illness or injury for more than 30 years. We're the post-acute care experts, helping you regain your independence and return to your community and your life.

Our team of experts will be with you from the very beginning of your rehabilitation, working to develop a road map for your recovery. And we'll be there for you throughout your journey, putting our experience to work for you. That's because we're more than a single hospital-we're the MedStar National Rehabilitation Network offering the very best in rehabilitative services, including:

  • Award-winning inpatient care, with 137 licensed beds at our flagship hospital in Northwest Washington, D.C.
  • Unique day treatment programs
  • Outpatient services at numerous sites close to you in D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia
  • Home care through MedStar Health MedStar Health Home Care

MedStar NRH Highlights

  • Accredited by The Joint Commission and CARF, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities
  • CARF Accredited Specialty Programs in Amputation, Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury and Stroke
  • An interdisciplinary team approach to care that puts the patient first
  • Advanced rehabilitation technology, such as the ZeroG gait training tool and AlterG anti-gravity treadmill
  • International leader in rehabilitation research
  • Respected center for the education of rehabilitation professionals

Take a look inside at MedStar National Rehabilitation Network. In this short video you'll learn about our mission of helping patients onto their next journey through rehabilitation and our clinicians ability to handle complex cases. You'll learn about our inpatient programs and get a glimpse of our vast outpatient network, with dozens of sites right here in your community. Our research and education/residency programs are also highlighted and world class. Watch to learn more! 

Our Key Specialty Areas of Patient Services

Amputee Services at MedStar NRH

Amputation Rehabilitation Program

Our goal is to help patients deal with the multiple effects of limb loss by teaching them how to tackle the daily activities of life, while building their strength and increasing their endurance.

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Brain Injury Services at MedStar NRH

Brain Injury Rehabilitation Services

We leverage an evidence-based, multidisciplinary team approach to recovery. We make it our mission to support brain injury patients as they work to regain their independence.

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Spinal Cord Injury Services at MedStar NRH

Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation

We offer the most advanced rehabilitation medicine and technology available anywhere — along with robust research that contributes to our knowledge about spinal cord injuries.

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Stroke Rehabilitation Program at MedStar NRH

Stroke Rehabilitation Program

The Stroke Rehabilitation Program at MedStar NRH is one of the most advanced programs of its type in the country and has been designated a CARF-accredited Specialty Program.

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Pediatric Rehabilitation Services at MedStar NRH

Pediatric Rehabilitation Services

The center’s team of pediatric rehabilitation specialists—physicians, psychologists, nurses and therapists—treat the multiple physical, cognitive and behavioral effects of injury or illness.

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Cancer Rehabilitation at MedStar NRH

Cancer Rehabilitation

Receiving a cancer diagnosis is emotionally and physically taxing for patients. We support them through their journey, helping them return to the activities they enjoy.

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From Our Patients

“They gave me a starting point toward normalcy – not the normal I used to know, but a new normal. I left knowing that at some point I would be able to take the ‘dis’ out of disabled.”

- Cheryl Douglass, Amputee

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“Recovery from stroke is the hardest thing I’ve ever done. But with the help of the fabulous doctors and therapists at MedStar NRH, I could see that I was moving forward every day. I’m so grateful to them all.”

- Mark French, Stroke Patient

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“You have to adapt to your new body, your new life. When I left the hospital and came to NRH, I was afraid. But the therapists began to teach me how to push my wheelchair – and once I got mobile, I didn’t stop moving.”

- LaShonne Williams-Fraley, Spinal Cord Injury

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The Intersection of Innovation and Patient Care

We are tackling today's healthcare challenges with tomorrow's technology. Through our relationships with affiliated facilities, such as the Georgetown University Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, as well as the internal collaboration between our clinical and research staff, your patients will have access to state of the art technology and cutting edge treatments.

MedStar NRH places a high value on education and the transfer of knowledge to new generations of doctors. Our residency program is an ACGME accredited program that prepares residents for both clinical and academic work.

Because our clinical and research staff are located under the same roof, best practices are established and translated through to our delivery of patient care immediately. Patients are welcome to participate in clinical trials before they are offered to the public and have access to the technology developed by our research team.

For instance, our ZeroG® Gait and Balance Training system was invented by our team of researchers at MedStar NRH. Advances like this are available to MedStar NRH patients before they are released to rehabilitation facilities across the country.

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Our Locations

Inpatient and day treatment programs are provided at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital located in Northwest Washington, D.C., and at more than 50 outpatient sites conveniently located throughout D.C., Baltimore, and all of Maryland & Northern Virginia.

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Ascend Winner 2019MedStar National Rehabilitation Network Outpatient Physical Therapy was nationally recognized by Ascend as the 2019 Practice of the Year.


Key Operational Statistics (Fiscal Year 2016)

  • Inpatient Admissions: 2,142
  • Hospital Outpatient Visits:
    • Therapy Visits 350,946
    • Physician Visits 29,572
    • Total MNRH Visits 380,518
    • Joint Venture Visits  161,485
    • Total Outpatient Visits 542,003