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TIRR Memorial Hermann Opens Research Center



TIRR Memorial Hermann Opens Research Center

TIRR Memorial Hermann – its initials stand for “The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research” – opened in 1959, and is known for its hospital, outpatient clinic and network of outpatient rehabilitation centers in Houston that offer physical rehabilitation to patients with traumatic brain or spinal injury, or to those suffering from neurologic illnesses. Last year, U.S. News & World Report named TIRR Memorial Hermann to the list of America’s Best Hospitals for the 24th consecutive time.

But while the organization is known for its patient care, fewer people recognize its role in medical research, said Gerard Francisco, M.D., chief medical officer at TIRR Memorial Hermann and chair of the physical medicine and rehabilitation department at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston.