Successful patient outcomes don’t just happen. We believe they are achieved through skillfully executed “guided recovery” by our experienced staff, the support of family and friends and faith in a higher power.
Since opening in 1975, Methodist Rehabilitation Center’s mission has been focused on rehabilitating patients after severe and disabling injuries. We aren’t a general hospital and we don’t deliver babies, treat cancer patients or provide general surgical services. Everything we do is about rehabilitating patients. And over the years, we have become experts in the field.
in 2012, we treated 138 brain injury patients, 148 spinal injury patients and 333 stroke patients—far more than any other hospital in Mississippi. Our expert medical teams also treated more patients with neurological and multiple trauma injuries than anyone else in the state. In other hospitals, rehabilitation is one job among many. At Methodist, it’s our sole focus.
Base of Knowledge
Becoming experts in the field of rehabilitation takes time. With each patient comes greater knowledge about guiding the successful recovery of future patients with similar impairments and diseases. It’s a fact in health care that greater experience correlates with better outcomes, whether its heart surgery or rehabilitation.
In this regard, no other rehabilitation facility in the region has more proven expertise in rehabilitation than Methodist Rehabilitation Center. It's an expert level of care reflected in our outcome measures.
Many small rehabilitation programs are overseen by one physician with general experience in rehabilitation issues. The therapy and nursing staff may also have generalized skills they apply to patients with a variety of disabling illnesses or injuries.
But that’s not the case at Methodist Rehabilitation Center.
Here, each major rehabilitation service is overseen by a rehabilitation physician with a specific subspecialty. Therapists and nursing staff also focus their skills on a specific area of rehabilitation such as spinal injury, brain injury, stroke or other neurological diseases or disorders. Patients are assigned to a physician and clinical rehabilitation team based on the nature of their disabling illness or injury.
Our physicians are board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation. They include:
Sam Grissom, MD
Alyson Jones, MD
Zoraya Parrilla, MD
Our staff also includes more than 200 active and consulting physicians representing 28 medical specialties.
Compared to the national average, our patients gain more functional abilities and are more likely to return to their home or community. They also consistently give us the highest ratings on patient satisfaction surveys. And they are not alone. Twice we’ve been the only hospital in Mississippi to be named one of America’s Best by U.S. News & World Report. We’ve also gained worldwide prominence for groundbreaking research conducted by our Center for Neuroscience and Neurological Recovery.
Our patients have opportunities to participate in and benefit from clinical trials and other research through the hospital’s Center for Neuroscience and Neurological Recovery. A team of physician-scientists translate basic neuroscience research into useful therapies that benefit patients suffering from neurological diseases and disorders. This commitment to neuroscience research is a crucial component of a comprehensive rehabilitation program.
Our state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment allow our staff to pursue cutting-edge therapies. The Motion Analysis Laboratory at Methodist is uniquely equipped and capable of precise analysis of any kind of human motion. And the advanced knowledge of our assistive technology team makes it easy for patients to find the right technological equipment to enrich their lives.
Methodist Rehabilitation Center’s governing body is a volunteer board of experienced trustees that are entrusted with seeing that the hospital serves the community through excellent patient care, education and research. Every strategic decision is made based on fulfilling that mission.
Our Not-for-profit Status
Methodist Rehabilitation Center is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit hospital. This means, among other things, there are no stockholders or others who benefit financially from the performance of the hospital. Any income derived from hospital services is reinvested in the mission of the hospital. And the mission of the hospital is to serve patients, not stockholders.