The Burke Rehabilitation Hospital has been a leader in medical rehabilitation for more than 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 rehabilitation hospital, entirely dedicated to adult rehabilitation medicine. Since joining the Montefiore Health System in 2016, Burke has now become academically affiliated with the prestigious Albert Einstein College of Medicine. 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. Burke provides inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation 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, 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 15 hours (900 minutes) of physical, occupational and speech therapy per week. depending on the specific needs of each patient. Sub-acute rehabilitation facilities provide about 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 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 also conducts clinical research. Patients admitted to Burke Rehabilitation Hospital may have the opportunity to participate in cutting edge medical research for ongoing studies within the hospital or with Burke Neurological Institute, an on-campus research partner. Current studies being conducted include: stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, and pharmacological studies to name just a few. Learn more about current studies.