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Welcome to the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center

Opened in 1978 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville, Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center is East Tennessee’s recognized leader in rehabilitating stroke, spinal cord and brain injury patients.

The Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center offers a comprehensive, team approach to care. Individualized programs for patients can include physical, occupational, and recreational therapy, behavioral medicine and speech-language therapy. Therapists work with physiatrists (doctors who specialize in rehabilitation medicine) to implement plans of care that help patients return to a normal lifestyle as quickly as possible. Rehabilitation nurses collaborate with specialists to teach self-care techniques and provide education to help patients reach optimal functionality.

Today, PNRC has 73 beds and serves nearly 1,000 inpatients annually. It is one of the largest inpatient rehabilitation centers within an acute care hospital in the country. The center has touched the lives of thousands of patients and families from around the nation, accumulating nearly 30,000 patient success stories over the years.

The center’s services, technology, and staff have all expanded as the community has grown, and Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center rivals the offerings of rehab facilities in much larger cities. It has 15 separate accreditations from the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). PNRC’s accredidations are among the most in the nation and directly reflect the excellent level of care given at Patricia Neal Rehab Center.

This facility complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Click here to learn more.

Primary Diagnoses

The cutting-edge therapy programs offered at Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center serve patients with a variety of diagnoses. See the quick links below to learn more about commonly treated conditions.

For a full listing of the services we provide, please visit our services page.

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There is plenty of Christmas spirit to go around at Pat Neal's Stroke Program Holiday Celebration! Santa Claus even made a special stop! ... See MoreSee Less

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Our staff and patients faced off in a silly string battle between floors 3 and 5. No one surrendered!
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The annual pumpkin decorating contest has officially started and our PNRC patients have mastered the art!

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About the Center

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