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Project Type



Medical Office

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Portsmouth, NH

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Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital Network

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AIANH People’s Choice Award

The Details

Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital serves patients with brain and spinal cord injuries. Taking advantage of site orientation and topography, its two levels provide direct access for outdoor therapy.

Inpatient care is provided on the building’s upper level and accesses discreet outdoor therapy gardens. Eastern orientation of patient bedrooms allows morning sun to help maintain patients’ circadian rhythms, important to people impacted by brain injuries.

A central core enables strong staff supervision during all shifts. Four patient rooms have direct staff supervision for patients needing additional care. Rooms with built-in lifts address bariatric needs and a suite provides additional space for attending family. There’s also a transitional apartment for patients who require greater independence.

PT gyms are located on both levels. An indoor ADL park features a real car, a mock bus, mini movie theater, café, store and hair salon which simulate environments of everyday life. Other features include hydro-therapy pool, diagnostic imaging, a spacious two-story lobby and dining facilities.

  • Exterior twilight view of a rehabilitation hospital facility. The building facade features dark brown siding with stone accents and large glass windows/walls showing light illuminating it from within.
  • Interior view of a dining area at a rehabilitation hospital facility. The walls are a warm orange color with a stone accent wall, and several tables with white table cloths and place settings with dining chairs are seen.
  • Interior photo of a nursing station desk in a rehabilitation hospital. The curved wooden desk is seen on the left with some chairs in a waiting area on the right side of the corridor.
Interior view of a cozy sunroom at a rehabilitation hospital facility. The room features warm yellow walls and natural light coming from windows. Neutral colored chairs and couches are around a small coffee table, and the wall opposite then has built in shelving with books and decorative items.


Interior view of a therapy room at a rehabilitation hospital facility. A staff member with their back towards the camera is pushing a person in a wheelchair past rows of physical therapy equipment.

Therapy room

Interior photo of a lobby atrium area at a rehabilitation hospital facility. A large stone accent wall is next to floor-to-ceiling glass windows, letting in lots of natural light.

View of lobby

It gives us a great therapeutic opportunity. We combined best practices with best design.

John Prochilo, CEO Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital Network