Why choose Institut Guttmann?
The top 10 reasons are:
Because it is an international leader in NeurorehabilitationThe Institut Guttmann, with 50 years of experience, is now one of the best hospitals in the world about specialized intensive rehabilitation of people, ADULTS, YOUTH AND CHILDREN, affected by a serious injury of the nervous system: spinal cord injury, head injury, stroke , neurodegenerative diseases, cerebral palsy, other severe pathologies with neurological origin...
For its high specialization
The Institut Guttmann is a hospital with exclusive dedication to surgical treatment and rehabilitation of people with a severe neurological disease. Our team works for over 4,500 patients a year, who come to our center to receive the specialized care they need to achieve greater functional autonomy and the best possible quality of life. At the same time we are carrying out over 300 advanced surgical interventions every year, always associated with neurological disability.
For the human quality of its professionals
The Institut Guttmann has a large team of professionals with high competence in both knowledge and experience, but also with a great human quality, offering always a respectful treatment, close to the patients and attentive to their mood and needs, but also of their families. Patients in the assessment surveys, give a score of 8.7 (over 10) of trust in the organization and its professionals.
For its characteristic care model
One of the unique characteristics of the Institut Guttmann is its working method, based on the ability and expertise of an interdisciplinary team, that with the medical coordination, is responsible for the comprehensive treatment of the patient throughout the hospital stay. The therapeutic team is who sets the rehabilitation objectives for each individual patient, proposes the most suitable personalized treatment, supervises the care process, and guides the patient and the family to achieve the best satisfying home reintegration possible, once discharged.
Because the application of the most advanced clinical procedures
Through Guttmann Neurorehabilitation Institute, attached to the Autonomous University of Barcelona -UAB-, the Institut Guttmann develops an intense scientific and teaching activity, researching in the field of neuroscience in general, but especially in the field of neurorehabilitation and technologies applicable to personal autonomy. Our model of translational research has the main objective of providing new and better solutions to the problems of our patients, transferring the results of basic research to our daily clinical practice as quickly as possible.
By the effectiveness of their treatments, supported by the results of the care process
One of the main commitments of our hospital is being able to demonstrate the therapeutic value of our clinical procedures by the scientific evidence; that’s why all clinical procedures are notarized, patients and their evolution are monitored, and the results achieved are measured during the process. (i) Over 80% of our patients return home after the therapeutic process. (Ii) On average, the 95% of the goals set at the entrance by the rehabilitation team are achieved. (Iii) After two years of the treatment less than 6% are readmitted to the hospital for a complication. (Iv) The 43% of patients with SCI, after 2 years value their quality of life as good or very good (46% after 5 years). (V) Individuals with severe brain damage, 2 years after discharge, 47% are self-governing for the normal activities of daily living (53% at 5 years).
Because it has the best facilities and the most advanced technologies
Since 2002, the Institut Guttmann is located in a modern building of more than 20.000m2 surrounded by gardens. The building is specially designed and equipped for its caring role. Safe and comfortable facilities, added to the continuous incorporation of the latest technologies, make the Institut Guttmann one of the most modern hospitals in neurorehabilitation of the world.
For the International Accreditation
The Institut Guttmann is one of the few Spanish hospitals accredited by the Joint Commission International, one of the firms that has the best reputation in the international health sector and ensures the safety and quality of care and the management of the organization. Institut Guttmann also has the European accreditation EMAS for the responsibility and the environmental protection.
Because of the weather, the excellent Mediterranean diet and only 9 km. from Barcelona
The Institut Guttmann is located in Badalona, with good and adapted public transport. Located in the coast range, surrounded by forest and with great sea views and Barcelona views, there is mild climate during all seasons. We offer our patients and their families a Mediterranean diet made with quality and proximity products; adapted to your preferences about diet and the conditions that you need.
But more than any other circumstance, because of its institutional values
The specialization in knowledge, the interdisciplinary teamwork, the willingness to excellence and the ability to innovate of the Institut Guttmann is added to the human, scientific and technical quality of its professionals. All these circumstances, also with a strong institutional commitment of service and proximity to the people, and based on the principles of recognition of functional diversity, personal autonomy, quality of life, normalization and social inclusion, and promotion independent living, as required by the "UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities"