The Adding Life to Years® campaign will allow MedStar NRH to build a new addition to the hospital to house the National Center for Brain Injury and Stroke Rehabilitation & Research. This state-of-the-art expansion will include comprehensive inpatient and outpatient clinical care services for patients with stroke and other brain injuries, as well as an expanded neurosciences research program – one of the fastest growing areas of medicine.
New Space for Patient Care and Private Patient Rooms
The National Center for Brain Injury and Stroke Rehabilitation & Research will be a vital part of MedStar NRH’s future, as it will add 60,000 sq ft of space to our hospital. It will include comprehensive inpatient and outpatient clinical care services for patients with stroke and other brain injuries, all of which will be in close proximity to the expanded neurosciences research program.
The addition will house a state-of-the-art 32-bed patient care unit with all private patient rooms designed for comfort. Dedicated family support spaces, as well as areas for physical and occupational therapy, speech language pathology and neuropsychology services will promote each patient’s optimal recovery.
This new patient care area will harness the most advanced hospital design elements to promote healing, safety and comfort.
The Center’s research will build on MedStar NRH’s existing neuroscience research program, which is among the nation’s most important. Our strong inpatient neurological rehabilitation programs and unique multisite outpatient network provide the large population base needed to support clinical research, which can quickly translate into improved interventions for patients.
Our robust portfolio of current research includes everything from prevention of secondary stroke, to the development of improved assistive technology to increase patients’ day-to-day function.
Additionally, Georgetown University and MedStar NRH have joined forces to create a new Center for the Study of Brain Plasticity and Recovery (CBPR) which aims to expand our strengths in research and patient care as well as improve the lives of patients by restoring brain function.
Become a Partner in Our Future
As you can see, the National Center for Brain Injury and Stroke Rehabilitation & Research will impact the lives of many in the Washington, DC region and beyond. Philanthropic support from friends like you makes significant differences in the lives of so many patients. If you would like to make a gift to the Adding Life to Years® Campaign, you may donate online or send a check to:
MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital
Attn: Philanthropy Office
102 Irving Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20010
If you have questions or are interested in learning more about the Adding Life to Years® Campaign, please contact:
Emily Riffle in the Philanthropy Office at Emily.A.Riffle@Medstar.net or by phone at 202-877-1784.