Carolinas HealthCare System

As part of Carolinas HealthCare System, Carolinas Rehabilitation is one of the nation’s most trusted providers of world-class rehabilitative care.

With more than 600 therapists, Carolinas Rehabilitation is one of the largest not-for-profit rehabilitation hospitals in the United States. We provide a full continuum of rehabilitative care with a focus on quality and safety in our outpatient physician clinics, outpatient therapy locations and inpatient hospitals in the Charlotte, NC, and surrounding region.

  • We are an Agency for Healthcare Research Quality (AHRQ) designated Patient Safety Organization (PSO), which is designed to improve the quality and safety of America's healthcare.
  • One of the first 100 organizations in the nation to be designated a Patient Safety Organization (PSO). The goal of the PSO designation is to improve the quality and safety of healthcare delivery in the United States.
  • Carolinas Rehabilitation maintains accreditation form the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and CARF (the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities). CARF awarded Carolinas Rehabilitation a three-year accreditation in 17 specialized programs in 2011. Carolinas Rehabilitation was the first facility to apply for and receive stroke certification by CARF.
  • Actively involved in research and clinical trials to improve outcomes and treatment for our patients.
  • We are the only rehabilitation hospital in the nation to be awarded the Top Performer Award for patient satisfaction by Professional Research Consultants.
  • We are one of only 16 sites in the United States to be awarded the prestigious Traumatic Brain Injury Model System Grant by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research. This designation provides patients access to participate in local research studies as well as allowing us to better track outcomes and offer advanced solutions for brain injury care.

2013 by the Numbers

Average Age of Patients Treated
National Average: 63.9 Carolinas Rehabilitation: 68.8
Number of Patients Treated
Average Length of Stay
(increased length of stay implies more complex treatment in this case)
National Average: 14.4 Carolinas Rehabilitation: 15.7
Medical Complexity in Patients Treated
(larger number denotes higher level of complexity)
National Average: 1.30 Carolinas Rehabilitation: 1.36
Level of Functional Improvement in Patients Treated
National Average: 23.4 Carolinas Rehabilitation: 24.7
Percentage of Patients Returned to Their Home
National Average: 72.7 percent Carolinas Rehabilitation: 74.11 percent

Note: Data for Carolinas HealthCare System Rehabilitation, a facility of Carolinas HealthCare System Pineville, is not included in the above outcomes due to insufficient data (facility opened in October 2013).

Excellent Care

To ensure our inpatient care continues to rank among the highest in the nation, Carolinas Rehabilitation participates in several independent studies. These studies measure the performance of rehabilitation facilities nationwide to better evaluate how our facilities, staff and services have positively affected the rehabilitation of our patients. We will continually strive to meet excellent standards in our efforts to help patients who have sustained life-altering injuries to return to their homes and communities.