A Message From Fabian Polo
We had a great 2019 at Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation (BSWIR). We cared for nearly 100,000 lives across our many lines of rehabilitation services (Acute Care Inpatient Therapy, Inpatient Rehabilitation, Outpatient Rehabilitation, Day Neuro Rehabilitation, Home Health, and Neuro Transitional Care), and our research funding has reached an all-time high. We also had the honor of being named by U.S. News & World Report as the only 'High-Performing' rehabilitation hospital in North and Central Texas in 2019.
We have made tremendous progress in advancing our Spinal Cord Injury research work as the team completed one funded four-year study and initiated three newly-funded projects. The work has continued to address improving the health, function, independence and community participation for those living with Spinal Cord Injury.
This was definitely an exciting year for Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation, but we are looking forward to an even more impressive 2020. This year our outpatient therapy division will surpass 100 therapy centers throughout North and Central Texas to better serve our patients and we are looking to expand more of our continuum into the Central Texas area. I hope you enjoy reading through some of our 2019 highlights and seeing why Baylor Scott & White Rehab is so special.
Say it Best
Meet Our New Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Rita Hamilton has been appointed medical director of Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation (BSWIR), effective September 1. Dr. Hamilton has been an integral part of the BSWIR family for more than a decade leading its SCI and PM&R Residency programs, and most recently serving as interim medical director since March 2019. Additionally, she is actively involved with the Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals, American Spinal Injury Association and the Association of Academic Physiatrists, and is frequently tapped to speak at various forums across the country on topics involving spinal cord rehabilitation and graduate medical education. Dr. Hamilton holds a B.S. in biological sciences from Southern Arkansas University and a D. O. from the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Oklahoma State University.
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What Our Patients Are Saying
Determined to Get Better
How A.T. improved as he utilized our entire continuum of care.
A Singing Miracle
An immediate connection with her therapists helped Felecia find her voice and the motivation to keep getting better.
The Best Father's Day GiftHard work and intense therapy helped Joshua recover from a TBI just in time for Father's Day.
2019 Annual Review
Download the entire 2019 Annual Review.