Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Honored By US News and World Report "America's Best Hospitals"

Tim Sullivan, Communications and Media Relations
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
(617) 952-5325 (Office), (617) 501-5985 (Cell)

BOSTON-Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital has again been recognized as one the top rehabilitation hospitals in the country, achieving a rank of #6 in the 2013 US News and World Report “America’s Best Hospitals” issue. Spaulding continues to be the only rehabilitation hospital in New England ranked each year since 1995.

“Spaulding’s recognition as a top rehabilitation hospital each year is a result of the dedication to the highest standards in care, research and teaching our staff displays every day,” said David E. Storto President Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. “With the collective talents of our staff, I expect Spaulding will continue to thrive and grow in the years to come.”

This past year marked another major milestone for Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, as on April 27th its new 132 bed replacement facility opened in the Charlestown Navy Yard. The LEED Gold Certified hospital has been hailed as a model for inclusive design as well as for its thoughtful approach to patient centered care. The new hospital was immediately put to the test as 33 Boston Marathon bombing survivors were treated at Spaulding in the weeks since April 15th as they began their own roads to recovery.

“Our physicians, faculty and researchers at Spaulding take a tremendous amount of pride in this recognition from our peers. In our new hospital, we are energized to develop novel research and treatment approaches that will benefit patients now and for future generations,” Dr. Ross Zafonte, Senior Vice President of Medical Services for Spaulding and the Chair of the Harvard Medical School Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Spaulding has maintained its standard of excellence in healthcare along with fellow Partners HealthCare hospitals 2013 “Honor Roll” members Massachusetts General, Brigham and Women’s, and highly ranked McLean Hospital, all perennial members on the “Best Hospitals” list.

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 6th 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. In April 2013, Spaulding opened a new 132-bed facility in Charlestown which is a national model for environmental and inclusive design. With a wide range of inpatient programs and 23 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 Brain Injury Rehabilitation- by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research. For more information, please visit

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