TIRR Memorial Hermann Ranks No. 2 in the Nation for Top Rehabilitation Hospital

For the third year in a row, TIRR Memorial Hermann ranks No. 2 in the nation for top rehabilitation hospital, according to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospital rankings for 2017-2018. TIRR Memorial Hermann has been included in the prestigious rankings since the report’s inception 28 years ago.

The physicians, nurses, therapists and caregivers at TIRR Memorial Hermann work to redefine rehabilitation through innovative, evidence-based practices and cutting-edge research, ultimately helping patients return to the lives they love. In honor of this special recognition, we invite you to look back at a few memorable stories from patients at TIRR Memorial Hermann:

From a Traumatic Brain Injury Patient to a Memorial Hermann Employee

After suffering a traumatic brain injury from a car accident, which left him in a non-responsive coma for three days, Barre Morris returned to Memorial Hermann 17 years later – this time as a devoted employee. Read more.

Paralyzed after a fall, teen determined to dance at her prom. Read her story.

Determined to dance at her prom, teenager Katie Vacek worked with her care team at TIRR Memorial Hermann to create a plan of action for meeting the goal after a fall left her paralyzed from the waist down. Read more.

A severe headache or a stroke? Would you know the difference?

Rex Brown doesn’t remember collapsing at his job, but he does remember the EMS crew showing up and rushing him to the hospital in March 2016. “I thought to myself, I’ve had a stroke, a bad stroke,” he said. Read more.

An Unlikely Friendship Forged

After tragic accidents left them both paralyzed, Bryce Sauser and Mayten Lumpkin were undergoing rehabilitation at TIRR Memorial Hermann when their journey back to health helped forge an unlikely friendship. Read more.


Spinal Cord Injury Recovery: The Will to Walk Again

Daquan Minor found the will to walk again after a serious car accident left him with a fractured skull and paralysis from the middle of his stomach down to his toes. “Nobody was telling me I was going to walk again but nobody was telling me I wouldn’t, and that’s what kept me going,” he said. Read more.

To learn more about the inspiring work being done at TIRR Memorial Hermann, click here.

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