About Our Hospital | MedStar MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital | MedStar Health

A regional network of rehabilitation care helping people recover as fully as possible from disabling illness or injury

Rehabilitation treatment

Support throughout your journey

We have 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. We’ll work to develop a road map for your recovery. And we'll be there for you throughout your journey.

That's because we're more than a single hospital. Our more than 50 locations in four states offer 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 Visiting Nurse Association

Accreditations and 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

  • Our outpatient physical therapy was nationally recognized by Ascend as the 2019 Practice of the Year

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MedStar NRH: Adding Life to Years®

Learn about the comprehensive services that make our hospital unique. See how our clinicians focus on the whole person to move them into their next journey through rehabilitation and by treating their medical conditions.

Today’s challenges, tomorrow’s technology

Advanced education in injury and disabling illness

We place 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.

Relationships with affiliated facilities

Our professional associations, such as with the Georgetown University Department of Rehabilitation Medicine as well as the internal collaboration between our clinical and research staff, mean that patients have access to state-of-the-art technology and cutting-edge treatments.

Our locations

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

For more on MedStar National Rehabilitation Network and to find a location near you, please click here.

A physical therapist works with a spinal cord/brain injury patient as he learns to walk with crutches and leg braces in the rehabilitation gym at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital.

New rehabilitation interventions and clinical trial opportunities

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 our patients before they are released to rehabilitation facilities across the country.

Patient stories

Our mission, vision, and values


Our mission is to serve the community as a regional and national leader in rehabilitation services through five major areas:

  • Quality patient care in inpatient, outpatient, and day treatment programs

  • Rehabilitation research

  • Education and training of rehabilitation professionals and the community

  • Assistive technology that helps persons with disabilities live productive lives

  • Advocacy—working with persons with disabilities to communicate their needs to policymakers at the local, state, and national levels


Our vision is to be the trusted leader in caring for people and advancing health.


  • Service: We strive to anticipate and meet the needs of our patients, physicians, and co-workers.

  • Patient First: We strive to deliver the best to every patient every day. The patient is the first priority in everything we do.

  • Integrity: We communicate openly and honestly, build trust, and conduct ourselves according to the highest ethical standards.

  • Respect: We treat each individual, those we serve and those with whom we work, with the highest professionalism and dignity.

  • Innovation: We embrace change and work to improve all we do in a fiscally responsible manner.

  • Teamwork: System effectiveness is built on collective strength and cultural diversity of everyone, working with open communication and mutual respect.

Code of ethics

We are committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards, as defined by our credo, mission, strategic plan, policies, and procedures. MedStar NRH strives always to provide care in a manner that fosters, to the maximum degree possible, the patient's sense of autonomy, dignity, positive self-worth, civil rights, and involvement in his or her care.

For more information on your rights and responsibilities as a patient or to find out how to register a question or complaint, please see the Patient Rights and Responsibilities.

Facts and figures

With dozens of care facilities in your community, we are able to offer expert rehabilitation care that’s also convenient for you.

For fiscal year 2016

  • 2,142

    Inpatient Admissions

  • 350,946

    Therapy Visits

  • 29,572

    Physician Visits

  • 380,518

    Total MNRH Visits

  • 161,485

    Joint Venture Visits

  • 542,003

    Total Outpatient Visits