BALTIMORE, February 14, 2023–Kennedy Krieger Institute will open a third location of its International Center for Spinal Cord Injury (ICSCI), this time in the White Marsh community of Greenleigh. The new location will expand the center’s reach to northern Maryland as well as nearby states and opens in July.
The latest location will offer the same comprehensive, one-of-a-kind medical and rehabilitative approach as does the center’s other two locations, with the latest in high-tech rehabilitation equipment and advanced robotic technology designed to improve functioning for those with spinal cord injuries and disorders. In addition to a medical suite and exam rooms, the new site will have dedicated research space.
The 13,365-square-foot Greenleigh center will employ up to 30 people at full capacity, providing its patients access to an experienced team of doctors, health care practitioners, physical and occupational therapists. A ground floor entrance will simplify access and egress, and the building will incorporate dual entry points in the front and rear to separate the range of visits encompassing wellness, rehabilitation, and outpatient care for adults and children.
The new center will be adjacent to a full-service hotel, an important feature for many out-of-town patients and their families.
“Like our other two ICSCI locations, the flagship center in Baltimore and the Maple Lawn center in Howard County, the White Marsh location will continue the tradition of delivering lifelong comprehensive medical and rehabilitative care to individuals with paralysis related to spinal cord dysfunction, utilizing trailblazing techniques and technologies,” said Cristina Sadowsky, MD, ICSCI’s clinical director. “The team is proud of what it has achieved and looks forward to expanding access to care to all those in need.”
ICSCI first opened at 801 North Broadway in Baltimore in 2005; it was founded on the philosophy that individuals with paralysis can always hope for recovery following injury. The center’s team of clinicians works together to help individuals reach their maximum potential after injury. Patients receive Activity-Based Restorative Therapy that was developed at the Institute’s program. Starting with the first visit and through every therapy session—and even between care sessions—physicians and therapists work closely with patients and their families. This personalized, medically-directed approach ensures the best possible outcome for each patient.
In 2020, staff opened a second location in Maple Lawn, which was created to better serve patients in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Both the Greenleigh and the Maple Lawn locations are owned by St. John Properties.
Funding to open the White Marsh center is the result of a generous donation from the Robert I. Schattner Foundation, Inc. which has supported ICSCI since 2018.
“We are extremely grateful for our ongoing relationship with the Schattner Foundation and the support they have provided the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury,” said Linda Schaefer Cameron, vice president of philanthropy at Kennedy Krieger. “Their generosity allows the center’s team to continue their life-changing work and impact a greater number of patients.”
Sidney Bresler, president and CEO of the foundation, said ICSCI’s work is consistent with Dr. Schattner’s philosophy and the impact he hoped to make. “Dr. Schattner was a problem-solver,” he said. “Where he saw a need, he worked to develop a solution that would positively impact people.”
For more information about the new center, please visit ICSCI's website.
About Kennedy Krieger Institute
Kennedy Krieger Institute, an internationally known, non-profit organization located in the greater Baltimore/Washington, D.C. region, transforms the lives of more than 27,000 individuals a year through inpatient and outpatient medical, behavioral health and wellness therapies, home and community services, school-based programs, training and education for professionals and advocacy. Kennedy Krieger provides a wide range of services for children, adolescents and adults with diseases, disorders or injuries that impact the nervous system, ranging from mild to severe. The Institute is home to a team of investigators who contribute to the understanding of how disorders develop, while at the same time pioneer new interventions and methods of early diagnosis, prevention and treatment. Visit KennedyKrieger.org for more information about Kennedy Krieger.