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Rehabilitation Hospital

New Hanover Regional Medical Center's Rehabilitation Hospital, opened in 1994, is a 60-bed inpatient rehabilitation facility on the 17th Street campus focusing on improving a patient's mobility, self care, communication and social skills. Commonly treated conditions include stroke, traumatic and nontraumatic brain and spinal cord injury, amputations, and neurological conditions such as Guillain Barre, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's.


  • 66,000-square foot building
  • 3,000-square foot therapy gym
  • Home to Easy Street®, a real-world environment that gives patients an opportunity to practice maneuvering on different surfaces, getting in and out of a car, shopping in a grocery store and managing at home

Scope of Services

  • NHRMC Rehabilitation Hospital is an Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF).
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR) physicians and physician's assistants direct the patient's plan of care on a daily basis.
  • Skilled Rehabilitation Nursing is provided 24 hours a day.
  • Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy is available 7 days a week.
  • Each patient is assigned a Certified Case Manager who acts as a liaison between patient, family/caregiver, rehabilitation team, physicians, and third party payors.
  • Other rehabilitation services that are available to the patient include Recreation Therapy, Social Work, and Psychology.
  • Patients have access to medical services provided at NHRMC including but not limited to Diagnostic Imaging, Laboratory, Pharmacy, Spiritual Care, Nutrition, and Respiratory Therapy.
  • Consulting physician services for medical management are provided by Hospitalists or other specialty as needed.
  • Rehabilitation Hospital staff work closely with the Acute Care Rehab Services team and the outpatient teams at Oleander and Independence Rehab Centers to promote patient care across the continuum.

Certifications / Accreditations

NHRMC Rehabilitation Hospital is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and has received specialty credentials for stroke, brain injury and amputee rehabilitation. NHRMC Rehabilitation Hospital is also accredited by The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).

NHRMC Rehabilitation Hospital Celebrates 20 Years

Click here for article on the Rehabilitation Hospital's 20-year anniversary.

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2131 S. 17th Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
2131 S. 17th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401  |  910.343.7000