The gym at Sinai Hospital's new rehab center for patients with brain injuries

The gym at Sinai Hospital's new rehab center for patients with brain injuries (October 10, 2012)

Sinai Hospital of Baltimore announced Wednesday it has opened a 20-bed rehabilitation center to treat patients who have suffered brain injuries, strokes or other neurological disorders.

The $7.7 million Louis and Phyllis Friedman Neurological Rehabilitation Center 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 LifeBridge Health, which also owns Northwest Hospital, Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital, Courtland Gardens Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, and related subsidiaries and affiliates.