About Us

Since opening our flagship location in Salem, NH in 1984, Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital Network (NRHN) has added three more acute rehabilitation hospitals located in Nashua, Portsmouth and Manchester, NH. Additionally, our network includes over 20 outpatient centers, a home care division, a sports medicine division, an outpatient pediatric division and many other services for those in need of rehabilitation.

AboutThe leader of that effort, Howard Gardner, MD, was an Army Neurosurgeon who saw, first hand, the benefits physical rehabilitation offered wounded soldiers. Dr. Gardner returned to the Merrimack Valley and established a neuroscience practice, New England Neurological Associates. Dr. Gardner and his associates set out to build the first free-standing Acute Rehabilitation Hospital in New Hampshire.

An Accredited Hospital

Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital is accredited by Joint Commission and CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities), and is certified by Medicare. Northeast Rehab is also proud to have earned Joint Commission Disease Specific Care Certification in Stroke , Brain Injury and Amputee Rehabilitation.

NRHN was instrumental in the founding and development of Northeast Passage, which provides access to adaptive recreational opportunities for disabled individuals. Northeast Rehab initially funded the idea and encouraged program development until it was able to become a viable entity on its own. NRHN was also instrumental in bringing the “Think First” program to New Hampshire . This program is presented in school systems to educate students on ways to prevent Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries.

Our Team

To meet the needs of our patients, Northeast Rehab employs a team of over 1000 talented individuals serving in clinical and non-clinical positions. We offer people the ability to receive personalized rehabilitation care with the support of an entire network of rehabilitation services.

Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital Network was founded in 1984 and is owned by physicians.

Our Pledge

Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital Network does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual preference, or gender identity.

Additionally, we will take reasonable steps to ensure that persons with limited English Proficiency will have meaningful access and opportunity to participate in our services. NRHN will provide interpreter services at no cost to our patients when needed.

We will also take reasonable steps to assist patients with disabilities so they have an equal opportunity to participate in our services.

If you have a concern in any of the above areas you may contact our Director of Patient Relations at 1-603-681-3131.

Our Mission Statement

Rebuilding lives through hope, compassion and a dedication to excellence.

Vision Statement

To be the preferred and most trusted provider and partner for all rehabilitation needs in the Northeast.

Philosophy of Patient Care

Services and programs guided by a commitment to our Service Pledge and our core values. Honesty, Integrity, Responsibility, Trust and Respect.

Through partnerships with patients, families and each other, we promote a healthy, healing environment. Patient-family centered care and evidence-based practice makes Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital Network the best place for patients and families.

  • Maintain an atmosphere conducive to healing, recovery, and wellness that is grounded in the core concepts of patient and family centered care:
    • Dignity & respect
    • Information sharing
    • Participation
    • Collaboration
  • Develop a work force supportive of patients and families that support quality of care, safety and patient satisfaction.
  • Educate employees on patient family centered concepts and hold them accountable to do what is best for patients and families.
  • Develop and strengthen partnerships within the community that are congruent with our philosophy to promote health, wellness and prevention.

Watch this video about the history of Northeast Rehab as told by co-founder, Naomi Gardner.