With the most comprehensive collection of subspecialists in the Southeast, Carolinas Rehabilitation serves as the regional referral center for patients with catastrophic injuries.
Our team of highly skilled professionals provide advanced, customized care that enhances each patient's recovery. We strive to achieve a three-fold mission:
- To care for people with disabilities
- Offer specialized training for physicians and other healthcare providers
- Conduct original research to minimize the impact of disabling illnesses and trauma
As a not-for-profit hospital, Carolinas Rehabilitation relies on philathropic support to sustain and enhance innovative programs and services for its patients and families. Whether you are a grateful patient, family member, or simply an advocate for cutting-edge rehabilitative medicine, you can make a difference by helping fund special clinical programs, equipment and technological advances.
Carolinas Rehabilitation has established three funds to support various areas of our organization:
- Adaptive Sports and Adventures (ASAP) Fund: This fund helps to support the ASAP Program which offers outdoor recreation and sports activities for disabled youth and adults. Activities include water skiing, wheelchair, hand cycling, snow skiing, rugby and much more. Read more about ASAP
- Carolinas Rehabilitation Fund: This fund provides annual support of special professional education opportunities for our nursing and therapy staff. It also provides funding for patient/family support and community outreach activities
- W. Duke Kimbrell Rehabilitation Research Endowment: Initiated in 2009 with a $300,000 "challenge" pledge from W. Duke Kimbrell, Chairman of Parkdale Mills in Gastonia, this Endowment advances ground-breaking research programs conducted by our faculty physicians. Currently, all gifts to the Endowment are being matched 100 percent by the W. Duke Kimbrell Family Foundation. Learn more about the important research being conducted by our faculty
You may also donate without specifying a fund, allowing Carolinas Rehabilitation to use the funds where the need is greatest.
As a donor to Carolinas Rehabilitation at any level, you will become a member of the H.O.P.E. Society. The H.O.P.E. Society is comprised of patients, patient families, healthcare providers and friends who share Carolinas Rehabilitation's commitment of providing H.O.P.E. (Healing, Optimism, Possibilities and Encouragement) for rehabilitation patients. Members will receive quarterly newsletters and be invited to special events hosted by Carolinas Rehabilitation. Carolinas Rehabilitation is proud to support our community.
To make a donation to one of Carolinas Rehabilitation funds, visit the Carolinas Healthcare Foundation website. You may also download our brochure. (PDF)
Our staff is always available to assist you in achieving your tax, estate planning and charitable giving objectives. To discuss giving opportunities, call 704-355-4048 or contact us online.
W. Duke Kimbrell Award
Learn more about how our generous donors are making an impact at Carolinas Rehabilitation.
In honor of Mr. Kimbrell’s generosity, we have established the W. Duke Kimbrell Award for Outstanding Support of Carolinas Rehabilitation.
This award is presented each year during our annual “Hearts for Rehab Friendraiser.” This year the award was presented to Mr. and Mrs. John “Jack” Hurley.
The Hurley’s have been generous donors to Carolinas Rehabilitation gifting more than $300,000 in support of its programs and services. In 1998, the therapy pool at Carolinas Rehabilitation-Main was named in honor of the Hurley’s for their gracious philanthropic support.
Additionally, gifts from the Hurley’s have helped fund a clinical brain injury fellowship program at Carolinas Rehabilitation. Watch more about their outstanding support and how contributions like the Hurley’s help to further research and quality of care at Carolinas Rehabilitation.