Rehabilitation Hospital of the Cape & Islands

Rehabilitation Hospital of the Cape and Islands (RHCI) is dedicated to providing excellence in rehabilitation to help individuals reach their full potential in function and independence after illness, injury and surgery.

RHCI offers specialty inpatient programs and extensive outpatient services for neurologic and orthopedic diseases and injuries. In 2005, RHCI established the Center for NeuroRecovery, including the Stroke Program, Brain Injury Program and Parkinson’s Disease Program. In April, 2005, RHCI became the first hospital in the Northeast to receive accreditation by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities for its Stroke Specialty Program. In December 2006, RHCI became the first hospital in the country to incorporate into clinical practice use of the NESS L300 neuroprosthesis to improve walking after stroke and brain injury.

RHCI is a 60-bed, not-for-profit, acute rehabilitation hospital located on 44 acres in historic Sandwich, MA. RHCI also operates four outpatient centers, including the RHCI for Children Eileen M. Ward Rehabilitation Center, which serves children birth to 15 years of age.


Rehabilitation Hospital of the Cape and Islands is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


RHCI Receives National Designation for Stroke Care

RHCI is the first hospital in the North East to be designated as a Stroke Specialty Program by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). The CARF report notes exemplary performance regarding RHCI's extensive stroke education and prevention programs, its investment in technologies to enhance stroke treatment, and an innovative Stroke Peer Visitation Program. "This recognition by CARF essentially puts the industry's gold standard 'seal of approval' on our stroke rehabilitation program," says Carol Sim, President and Chief Executive Officer of RHCI.