In the nineties, under the Presidency of Joan Echevarría Puig (1991-2009), an ambitious process of changes began thanks to the commitment and effort of a large group of young professionals, led at that time by Dr. Josep M. Ramírez Ribas, managing director of the foundation since 1990, the organization was pushed to the levels of excellence and international recognition it enjoys today.
In 1999, the University Institute of Neurorehabilitation attached to the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona was established, from where a fruitful research and teaching work is carried out.
In 2002, thanks to the support of the Generalitat de Catalunya and the ONCE Foundation, all activity was moved to the current hospital in the city of Badalona, next to the Germans Trias i Pujol University Hospital. With more than 17,000 m², modern facilities and a large team of professionals, it becomes the international reference hospital it is today.
In 2005 we obtained the Joint Commission International accreditation and since 2013 we have been National Reference Center for comprehensive care for complex spinal cord injury in Spain -CSUR-.
In 2019, the "Guttmann Barcelona" center was inaugurated n the grounds of the old hospital in the La Sagrera neighbourhood. This is a space which is home to the Brain Health and Neurorehabilitation Institute from where the organisation can now treat new neurological pathologies, and to the adapted serviced apartments Guttmann Barcelona Life which promote independent living for people with disabilities.