Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute
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The Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute (SKRI) has identified goals in the following categories: care, patient experience, community engagement, people, financial health and growth.
SKRI consists of Acute Rehabilitation, Inpatient Rehabilitation, Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation (CORe), Sister Kenny Sports & Physical Therapy Center (SKSPTC) locations, Sister Kenny Spine Centers, Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Associates (SKRA), Sister Kenny Research Center, and Sister Kenny Foundation.
Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute is the largest rehabilitation provider in the region.
The Institute is named after Sister Elizabeth Kenny, an Australian woman trained in nursing — the title "Sister" is used in British countries to designate a head nurse. Elizabeth Kenny's work with polio patients and her pioneering principles of muscle rehabilitation helped lay the foundation for modern physical therapy.
The Sister Kenny Institute opened in December 1942 in Minneapolis. Today, the Institute provides rehabilitative services to treat any short- and long-term condition or disability at nine hospitals owned by Allina Health, including:
There are more than 20 community-based Sister Kenny Sports & Physical Therapy Center locations across Minnesota.
More than 60,000 patients receive care at Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute each year. Our compassionate, experienced and specially-trained team works together to help patients achieve their personal best.