Locations

Patients and their families choose to come to Kessler for any of a number of reasons: the highest quality of care, the scope of our services, and the experience that we offer as the nation's largest rehabilitation hospital, to name a few. At our three campuses in West Orange, Saddle Brook and Chester, New Jersey, we treat individuals from throughout the state, across the country and around the world. For our patients, the distance they travel can make all the difference in their rehabilitation – and in life ahead.

We also provide an unparalleled continuum of care and range of services at our campus-based outpatient centers and at our more than 75 Kessler Rehabilitation Center locations in northern New Jersey.

West Orange

West Orange Campus
Contact Information
1199 Pleasant Valley Way
West Orange, NJ 07052
Tel 973.731.3600
Fax 973.243.6819

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Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation was founded in West Orange, NJ, more than 60 years ago. Today, this sprawling 152-bed campus is home to Kessler's internationally recognized Neurorehabilitation Centers of Excellence. These dedicated Model System centers for Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation and Brain Injury Rehabilitation, as well as those for Stroke Rehabilitation and Amputee Rehabilitation, provide comprehensive programs of care, and offer highly specialized programs, including:

  • Severe Disorders of Consciousness, which provides care for individuals with catastrophic brain injuries.
  • Dual-Diagnosis, which addresses the unique needs of individuals with both a traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury.
  • Ventilator Management, part of our 24-hour onsite respiratory therapy services, which helps to maximize breathing potential and decrease complications, successfully weaning many patients from mechanical ventilators and tracheostomies.

In a supportive and dynamic care environment, an interdisciplinary team of rehabilitation professionals introduce the most advanced treatment and state-of-the science technologies tailored to the needs and goals of each patient. This "high-touch, high tech" approach draws on the expertise of our staff and utilizes the latest equipment as appropriate, including:

  • Body Weight Supported Treadmill Training (BSWT) for early recovery of walking skills
  • Upper and lower extremity electrical stimulation devices to improve muscle strength and motor control, such as the Bioness® H200 & L300, RTI300 lower extremity cycle, ERYGS and REGYS FES life-cycle ergometers
  • Wii® gaming systems for virtual reality rehabilitation and functional training
  • Computerized pressure mapping systems for both wheelchair and mattress prescription
  • Electronic Aids to Daily Living, Environmental Control Units, and computer and phone access systems
  • Power and manual wheelchairs, seating and positioning services, including computerized pressure mapping and custom components by ATP Certified therapy staff

In addition, Kessler's West Orange campus has an unusual full-time employee – a specially trained facility dog. Pete works closely with a Kessler occupational therapist, to reinforce skills during therapy sessions, enhance the overall rehabilitation experience, and begin to train individuals interested in obtaining their own companion dog.

Like Kessler's Saddle Brook and Chester hospitals, our West Orange campus also offers:

  • Education classes, support groups, spiritual programs and leisure activities for patients and their families.
  • Community integration programs including fitness classes, cooking classes, medication management, therapeutic recreation and Community Life Skills. Individuals may participate in trips to local shopping venues, museums, and sporting events, which allow our patients to practice the skills they've learned in a real-world setting as preparation for returning home.
  • Pet therapy and other volunteer programs through which, for example, certified pet therapy dogs visit with patients to enhance socialization and contact and providing mental stimulation.

To reinforce gains made following discharge, Kessler offers a strong continuum of outpatient program, including a wide range of therapy services, physician follow-up, specialized services, such as our renowned Cognitive Rehabilitation Program, Driver Rehabilitation, Wheelchair Services, and Vocational Rehabilitation.

For more information, please contact:

Bonnie A. Evans
CEO
973.243.6830
Steve Kirshblum, MD
Medical Director
973.243.6916
Karen Liszner, AVP
Nursing & Ancillary Services
973.324.3626
Kim Ratner, AVP
Rehabilitation Services
973.243.6890
Patti Morris
Admissions Manager
201.368.6003
Kate Bernard
Director, Case Management
973.243.6853
Mark Brinn
Associate Director of Outpatient Rehabilitation
973.414.4764

Saddle Brook

Saddle Brook Office
Contact Information
300 Market Street
Saddle Brook, NJ 07663
Tel 201.368.6000
Fax 201.368.6262

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The quality of care, the scope of services, and the convenience of location come together at Kessler's Saddle Brook campus. Easily accessible from the Garden State Parkway, Routes 80, 17 and 4, and only minutes from the George Washington Bridge, this 112-bed, four-story hospital campus offers a dynamic rehabilitation environment. Our comprehensive inpatient through outpatient programs are tailored to the complex needs of individuals recovering from:

Our teams of highly motivated, experienced and skilled clinicians combine an individualized approach to care with evidenced-based therapeutic protocols. We introduce state-of-the-science technologies to help patients optimize their rehabilitation, including as appropriate:

  • Upper and lower extremity electrical stimulation devices to improve muscle strength and motor control, such as the Bioness® H200 & L300
  • ReoGo®, an upper extremity robotic retraining device, for increased arm functioning
  • Body Weight Supported Treadmill Training (BWST) for early recovery of walking and mobility skills
  • Vital Stim ® for swallowing function
  • Wii® gaming system for virtual reality rehabilitation and functional training
  • Vision therapy equipment such as the Optec® 6500 and Dynavision® 2000

Like Kessler's Chester and West Orange campuses, our Saddle Brook hospital also offers:

  • Education classes, support groups, spiritual programs and leisure activities for patients and their families.
  • Community integration programs including fitness classes, cooking classes, medication management, therapeutic recreation and Community Life Skills. Individuals may participate in trips to local shopping venues, museums, and sporting events, which allow our patients to practice the skills they've learned in a real-world setting as preparation for returning home.
  • Pet therapy and other volunteer programs through which, for example, certified pet therapy dogs visit with patients to enhance socialization and contact and providing mental stimulation.

To reinforce gains made following discharge, Kessler offers a strong continuum of outpatient program, including a wide range of therapy services, physician follow-up, specialized services, such Driver Rehabilitation.

For more information about our Saddle Brook campus, please contact:

Philip J. Driscoll, Jr. FACHE
CEO
201.368.6019
Bruce Pomeranz, M.D.
Medical Director
201.368.6050
Judith Mauro, RN, CRRN
Director of Nursing
201.368.6040
Lauren McDonagh, PT
Director of Rehabilitation Services
201.368.6081
Patti Morris
Admissions Manager
201.368.6003
Jennifer Blum, MSW
Clinical Manager of Case Management
201.368.6114
Michelle O'Keefe, PT
Associate Director of Outpatient Rehabilitation
201.368.6074

Chester

Chester Office
Contact Information
201 Pleasant Hill Road
Chester, NJ 07930
Tel 973.252.6300
Fax 973.252.6343

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At Kessler's 72-bed hospital Chester campus, individuals with brain injury, stroke, neurological conditions, amputation, joint replacement and orthopedic trauma, as well as general rehabilitation needs benefit from comprehensive and specialized treatment programs. Our experienced team of rehabilitation professionals combines an individualized approach to care with evidenced-based therapeutic protocols. We introduce leading-edge technologies to help patients optimize their rehabilitation, including as appropriate:

  • Upper and lower extremity electrical stimulation devices to improve muscle strength and motor control, such as the Bioness® H200 & L300
  • ReoGo®, an upper extremity robotic retraining device, for increased arm functioning
  • Body Weight Supported Treadmill Training (BWST) for early recovery of walking and mobility skills
  • Vital Stim® for swallowing function
  • Wii® gaming system for virtual reality rehabilitation and functional training
  • Vision therapy equipment such as the Optec® 6500 and Dynavision® 2000

In addition, our Chester campus offers offer some unique treatments and educational approaches including constraint induced therapy, Tai Chi, medication management classes, and various educational and support groups for our stroke, brain injury and amputation patients.

Similarly, our comprehensive outpatient services include not only physical, occupational and speech therapy, but specialized pain management and cognitive rehabilitation programs.

For more information about our Chester campus, please contact:

Sue Kida, PT, MHA
CEO
973.252.6367
Bruce Pomeranz, MD
Medical Director
973.252.6301
Mary Ann Brigante, RN, CRRN
Director of Nursing
973.252.6333
Sam Bayoumy, PT
Director of Rehabilitation Services
973.252.6323
Patti Morris
Manager, Admissions
973.243.6981
Mary Ann Whitmore
Clinical Manager, Case Management
973.252.6317
Norma Glennon, OT
Associate Director of Outpatient Rehabilitation
973.252.6400

Outpatient

Kessler Institute offers a wide range of outpatient rehabilitation programs and services at each of our three hospital campuses in West Orange, Saddle Brook and Chester and at our Kessler Rehabilitation Centers located throughout the state.

For individuals with Stroke, Spinal Cord Injury, Brain Injury, Amputee, Musculoskeletal and Orthopedic conditions and neurological disorders, including Multiple Sclerosis, ALS and Parkinson's Disease, as well as sports- and work-related injuries, Kessler's leading-edge programs provide a continuity of treatment and long-term follow-up. We work closely with each patient to help restore strength and function, and continue to build on the gains they've made.

For more information about Outpatient programs and services at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, please contact:

West Orange Campus
Mark Brinn, PT
Associate Director
973.414.4764
Saddle Brook Campus
Michelle O'Keefe, PT
Associate Director
201.368.6074
Chester Campus
Norma Glennon, OT
Associate Director
973.252.6369
Kessler Rehabilitation Center
866.33.REHAB
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