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About MRC

The Road to Recovery Begins Here

Tragedy brings many to Methodist Rehabilitation Center, but it’s not a place where it triumphs. 

Even before our patients dare hope that they can be healed, our staff is at their side, helping them achieve the highest level of recovery possible. Since 1975, that dedication has made Methodist Rehabilitation Center the place that people turn to when their lives have been turned upside down by a disabling injury or illness. 

As Mississippi’s only comprehensive rehabilitation hospital, we feature programs specifically designed to treat people who have had a strokebrain or spinal injury. Each program has a staff dedicated to the treatment of that specific injury or illness. This experience gives us the expertise no other hospital can claim. And now we’re successfully applying that expertise to an ever-expanding field of rehabilitation services for people with neurological and orthopedic illnesses and injuries. 

As a result, we’ve twice been the only hospital in Mississippi to be named one of America’s Best by U.S. News & World Report. And we've twice been named one of only 16 Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems in the nation, putting us at the forefront of exciting improvements in the treatment of brain injuries.

MRC is accredited by the Joint Commission and by CARF, the Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities. We’ve also gained worldwide prominence for groundbreaking West Nile virus research being conducted by our Center for Neuroscience and Neurological Recovery.

We signed an historic affiliation agreement with the University of Mississippi Medical Center, with a shared goal of fostering collaboration in the areas of neuroscience research, clinical care and education. While both organizations remain independent, we work together to staff the UMMC Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, provide a more coordinated plan of treatment for patients transitioning from acute care to the rehab setting and will eventually provide an associated residency program.

Of course, national recognition means nothing if we’re not meeting the needs of patients, and in that area we excel. Our patients exceed the national average in regaining functional abilities and they are more likely to return to their home and community. We’re proud, too, that patients consistently give us the highest ratings on satisfaction surveys. These accomplishments are illustrated by our excellent outcome measures.

As we measure our own success, we think the best yardstick is the achievements of our “graduates.” You’ll find their stories throughout this site, along with other information about the services and staff available to you at Methodist Rehabilitation Center.

Why Choose Methodist?

Methodist Rehab isn’t like other hospitals, where rehab is one job among many. We’ve made it our sole mission to help people recover from disabling injuries and illnesses.

Admissions and Referrals

The admissions process usually begins with a referral from a discharge planner at an acute care hospital or from a physician. But we also welcome inquiries and self-referrals from prospective patients or their family members.

Our History and Mission

The concept for Methodist Rehabilitation Center and the need for such a facility were first discussed in 1955—a full 15 years before ground was broken on the current facility.


Learn about Methodist Rehabilitation Center's Leadership team.

How to be an observer at MRC

In support of our commitment to career development, education & training, Methodist Rehabilitation Center wants to provide prospective therapy students with observation experiences in various clinical settings.

Center for Neuroscience and Neurological Recovery

"The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting; by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth." - Pierre Abelard


Gifts are recognized in our publications and on a beautiful new wall display in the hospital atrium. Most importantly, your gifts are recognized in the faces of grateful patients who recover abilities.


Methodist Rehabilitation Center offers a comprehensive flexible benefit package to all full-time employees. Employees must work a minimum of 32 hours per week to be eligible for full-time benefits.


The latest news and success stories

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