Opened in 1978 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center is East Tennessee's recognized leader in rehabilitating stroke, spinal cord and brain injury patients.
A CARF accredited 73-bed facility, Patricia Neal offers a comprehensive, team approach to care. Physical, occupational, recreational, behavioral medicine and speech language therapists work with physiatrists to develop individual plans of care designed to return patients to a normal lifestyle as quickly as possible. In addition, rehabilitation nurses collaborate with specialists to teach self-care techniques and provide education to help patients reach optimal functionality.
By exploring our web site, you'll find out how Patricia Neal is "restoring abilities and rebuilding lives" for hundreds of patients.
1901 Clinch Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37916
1-800-PAT-NEAL (728-6325) or
All About The Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center
Dr. Mary Dillon, Medical Director, takes you on a tour of the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center and shows why Academy Award-winning actress Patricia Neal called it her "House for Heroes".
The Caroline Can! campaign formally began in early 2008 and raises money to endow a continuing education scholarship for therapists at the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center (PNRC).
Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center Receives Accreditations
The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) has awarded the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center a three-year accreditation for the following programs.
Walking and Wagging Through the Halls of PNRC
Every Wednesday after lunch, Jason Artymovich of Karns, a Knoxville police officer, ties a red scarf on his dog, Ransom, and visits patients at the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center.
Roaming the halls of three floors in a little more than an hour, Ransom calmly nudges and greets all the patients he sees. He usually obliges with a few tricks as well.
Helping Drivers Get Back in Control
Americans love their cars, and for most adults, driving is essential
to freedom and independence.
At the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation
Center, the Adaptive Driving
Program has returned to help older adults and others with disabilities
receive the training and support they need to drive safely.
Living for Today
The television show “Lost” features the survivors
of a plane crash struggling to live on a deserted island.
Ironically, perhaps, Karen McCaulley was watching that show on an evening in 2008 when, in an instant, her own life changed forever.
She had a stroke at the age of 48.
See You at the Finish Line
A cross-country road trip is always a challenge, but imagine traveling to all 50 states in 50 weeks and racing in 50 marathons.
In a wheelchair.