(BOSTON, MA) -Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital has again been recognized as one the top rehabilitation hospitals in the country, achieving a rank of #4 in the 2017 US News and World Report “America’s Best Hospitals” issue, climbing one more spot to match its highest rank ever in the survey.  Spaulding continues to be the only rehabilitation hospital in New England ranked each year since 1995.

“To achieve our highest rank to date serves to validate that we are building one of the preeminent centers of healing in the world,” said David E. Storto, President, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. “It is very gratifying to see Spaulding be rightfully acknowledged as a leader in teaching, research and care.”

Spaulding continues to expand its efforts in advocacy and research from new work in robotics to leading first of ground-breaking studies into gender disparity in medicine. Spaulding also has been recognized for fostering the top overall rehab medicine residency program and highest research output in the country by the 2017/18 Doximity Residency Navigator.

“This recognition by our peers will energize us all to keep pushing forward through dynamic innovation to create an even greater positive impact for the communities we serve,” Dr. Ross Zafonte, Senior Vice President of Research, Education and Medical Affairs for Spaulding and the Chair of the Harvard Medical School Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

About the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

Founded in 1971, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston is one of the largest rehabilitation facilities in the United States, and is ranked the 4th top rehabilitation hospital in the country by U.S. News & World Report. As the official teaching hospital of the Harvard Medical School Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), Spaulding is at the forefront of research in advances in rehabilitative care. Spaulding’s main campus is a 132-bed facility in Charlestown which is a national model for environmental and inclusive design. With a wide range of inpatient programs and 25 outpatient centers throughout Eastern Massachusetts, Spaulding strives to continually update and improve its programs to offer patients the latest, high-quality care through its leading, expert providers. Spaulding has been awarded a Model Systems designation in three specialty areas- Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury and Burn Injury Rehabilitation- by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research. For more information, please visit

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