Crotched Mountain Specialty Hospital – Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program

Crotched Mountain Specialty Hospital in Greenfield, New Hampshire, specializes in rehabilitating patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI), brain injuries occurring from non-trauma and spinal cord injury (SCI) conditions. One of the largest TBI centers in the state, Crotched Mountain Brain Injury Center is a 62-bed hospital that has aided in the recovery of brain injury and neuro-rehabilitation patients for more than 20 years. The focus of their treatment program is to successfully rehabilitate patients to the highest level of independence possible, using an individually structured treatment plan that includes the patient's family. The center admits patients who brain injuries due to trauma, stroke or cerebral vascular disorders, brain tumor, infectious and metabolic diseases, and dual diagnosis (brain injury/substance abuse).

Brain injury patients at Crotched Mountain have access to highly skilled and experienced medical professionals, including physicians who specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation, nurses who specialize in rehabilitation, therapists and other TBI-certified specialists. The hospital provides a unique and effective recovery process for each patient and their family members with its state-of-the-art technology and advanced recovery programs, including speech therapy, occupational therapy, cognitive rehabilitation therapy, physical therapy and independent living skills therapy.

The cognitive rehabilitation program is unique in the New England region. The in-patient cognitive program uses a transdisciplinary group of therapists, including a speech-language pathologist, occupational therapist, social worker, a recreation therapist and a rehabilitation technician, all with specialized licenses and certifications. The program offers individualized services in a group setting to provide training in the foundation skills required for cognitive function. This program is based on substantial research that supports the effectiveness of cognitive rehabilitation for improving attention deficits, memory impairments and functional communication. When necessary, involvement in this program is in addition to other prescribed individual therapies.

Dr. Rocco Chiappini

Rocco Chiappini, MD, CBIS, serves as Medical Director of the Crotched Mountain Specialty Hospital. Dr. Chiappini, certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, is highly experienced and a well-known rehabilitation specialist across the state of New Hampshire.

The Crotched Mountain Specialty Hospital is a program of Crotched Mountain, a prestigious charitable organization that has been serving the needs of children and adults with disabilities for more than 50 years. In addition to the hospital, Crotched Mountain's 1,400-acre campus includes a school for children with disabilities, an outpatient clinic, a media center and an athletic complex including lap and therapy pools.

Crotched Mountain employs nearly 800 full-time individuals who provide direct care to more than 2,500 patients every year. In addition to the outpatient center, Crotched Mountain provides residential care and care management services to adults with disabilities who wish to remain in their homes, an alternative to nursing homes. Crotched Mountain has also developed housing for adults with disabilities in several locations in New Hampshire and surrounding states.

The Crotched Mountain staff works hard every day to rehabilitate children and adults whose lives are being affected by traumatic and difficult disabilities. Through comprehensive treatment programs, including rehabilitation, education, recreation and vocational opportunities, the hospital's rehabilitation teams are able to prepare their patients for life beyond the campus of Crotched Mountain.

To refer a patient with TBI or other neuro-rehabilitation and cognitive needs to Crotched Mountain Specialty Hospital or to learn more information about TBI treatment, please call (603) 547-3311 or visit their Web site at


[Last revision: November 2009]

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