Sinai opens rehab center for those with brain injuries

Sinai Hospital of Baltimore

announced Wednesday it has opened a 20-bed rehabilitation center to treat patients who have suffered brain injuries,


or other neurological disorders.


The $7.7 million

is located on the fifth floor of the hospital's South Tower.

Features of the center include:


• A dedicated nine-bed brain injury unit with the highest number of certified brain injury specialists in Maryland

• A gym filled with the latest technology including a ZeroG gait and balance training system and the latest generation of training devices for visual perception

• A simulated community called Greater Heights that helps facilitate patients’ integration into their own community following discharge, featuring grocery store and bus stop settings

and an ATM

• A fully equipped home transition apartment that allows patients to replicate the activities they will be doing at home • Specially designed, private patient rooms that can be adjusted to a person’s particular therapy needs to help control levels of stimulation

The center was built with the help of a $2 million grant from the state of Maryland and a lead gift from Louis and Phyllis Friedman.

Sinai Hospital is a part of

, which also owns

Northwest Hospital

, Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital,


Gardens Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, and related subsidiaries and affiliates.