About Burke

Pioneering Rehabilitation

Burke Rehab Hospital New York

Welcome to Burke Rehabilitation Hospital

The Burke Rehabilitation Hospital has been a leader in medical rehabilitation for nearly one hundred years. Opened in 1915, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. These two accrediting organizations are the gold standards for acute care rehabilitation hospitals in the United States today.

Located in White Plains, New York, Burke is a 150-bed acute hospital, entirely dedicated to rehabilitation medicine. Since 1968, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital has been affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical Center. While convenient to Westchester County, New York City, Long Island, and Connecticut, Burke attracts and welcomes patients from across the country and around the world. We provide inpatient and outpatient care for a broad range of neurological, musculoskeletal, cardiac, and pulmonary disabilities caused by disease or injury. Burke treats patients who have suffered a stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury, amputation, joint replacement, complicated fracture, arthritis, cardiac and pulmonary disease, and neurological disorders. Patients are most frequently transferred to Burke from acute care hospitals once their condition is stable and they are able to participate in intense physical, occupational and speech therapy.

Burke’s doctors, nurses and therapists provide state-of-the-art treatment, and our personalized care is the result of expert, interdisciplinary teams, led by a remarkable range of highly respected medical specialists. Burke's full-time physicians include neurologists, physiatrists, internists, rheumatologists, pulmonologists, and neurophysiologists.

Our intensive therapy regimens provide a minimum of three hours of physical, occupational and speech therapy per day—compared to sub-acute rehabilitation facilities that provide only one hour of therapy per day. Other medical professionals such as respiratory therapists, social workers, audiologists, psychologists, pharmacists, and dietitians are integral parts of the Burke Rehabilitation team. Recreational therapy, chaplain visits, patient green house activities, intergenerational therapy, and family support groups are also available. These resources explain Burke’s national reputation for excellence and its consistent success helping patients achieve their maximum recovery.

In addition to being a leader in the field of medical rehabilitation, Burke is a leader in rehabilitation research. Patients admitted to Burke Rehabilitation Hospital may have the opportunity to participate in cutting edge medical research for ongoing studies at the Winifred Masterson Burke Medical Research Institute. Current studies being conducted at the Institute include: stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, robotics, and pharmacological studies to name just a few. For a complete list of current studies, please click here.

As both an acute rehabilitation hospital and research center, our medical staff and research scientists share the mission to ensure that every patient at Burke makes the fullest possible recovery from a debilitating illness or traumatic injury.

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital has three divisions: