The National Center for Children’s Rehabilitation (NCCR) in Washington DC is a joint service with Children’s National Medical Center (CNMC), one of the country’s leading pediatric hospitals. This unique collaboration raises the bar for the care of pediatric patients with neurological and orthopedic injuries and illness.
Located at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital, this program accepts patients between the ages of 6 and 18.
The MedStar NRH Continuum of Care
Outpatient care for our pediatric patients is available through Children’s National Medical Center.
- Sally Evans, MD is the Director of Pediatric Medicine & Founding Director of NCCR.
- Samuel Gordon, PhD is Co-Director for the Pediatric Program.
- The patient’s team will include: a physician team leader, rehabilitation nursing, social worker/case manager, psychologist, physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech language pathologist, therapeutic recreation specialist, educational specialist and dietician.
- Spiritual care services are also available.
- We offer a separate, specially-designed 9 bed unit for our patients.
- Because family is central to a child's ability to succeed, we offer overnight accommodations for parents, a lounge (with Internet service), access to the hospital's gym and a weekly support group.
- A gym, playroom and adaptive playground provide inviting environments for play and therapy.
- Adaptive games, art experiences, interactive video and computers games encourage group therapy.
- An onsite Education Liaison helps ease the transition from hospital to school.
- Located on the same campus as CNMC, our program addresses an unmet need in the region.
To learn more about admitting a patient to the Pediatric Program, please see the Admissions & Referrals section.