Internationally recognized for its excellence in pediatric and adult rehabilitation, Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center has also earned renown for its research and invention of medical equipment. Patients here have suffered stroke, spinal injury, traumatic brain injury and other disabling conditions.
Rancho is the only rehabilitation hospital in California consistently ranked in the annual U.S. News & World Report "Best Hospitals" ranking.
Researchers developed The Rancho Cognitive Scale - a clinical tool to describe levels of recovery from brain injury. Also invented here was the Passy-Muir Valve which allows patients to speak with a tracheostomy.
Rancho surgeons developed the Halo Apparatus allowing patients with spinal cord injuries to begin their rehab program sooner.
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