A history of caring for those with physical and cognitive disabilities
Magee’s doors opened in 1958 through the goodwill of benefactor Anna Magee. Her generosity led to the establishment of Magee Rehabilitation Hospital as the first free-standing rehabilitation hospital in Philadelphia. Today, Magee has 96 inpatient beds and more than 600 employees committed to the hospital’s mission of helping patients to build on their strengths to achieve independence.
The Magee approach to care
At Magee, patients achieve independence through a team approach. Each patient has access to a physiatrist (a doctor specializing in rehabilitation medicine), nurse, occupational therapist, physical therapist, speech/language pathologist, psychologist, social worker/case manager, and recreational therapist. Plus Magee’s unique approach to rehabilitation involves patients and their families in the goal-setting process.
Traditional therapies are enhanced by other Magee services including art therapy, horticultural therapy, day hospital, vocational counseling, peer support groups, nutritional counseling, prevention programs, wheelchair sports, and recreational activities. Patients may also participate in community-based outpatient programs as part of Magee’s comprehensive lifetime follow-up system.
Visit MageeRehab.org to learn more about Magee’s services.