History

1967

Opening of the Swiss Paraplegic Centre (SPZ) in Basel

1973-
1989

Medical management: Dr Guido A. Zäch, Chief Medical Officer

1990

Following Dr Guido A. Zäch’s transfer to the Swiss Paraplegic Centre at Nottwil, his deputy Dr Mark Mäder, took over national medical management as Chief Medical Officer.

1992

Opening of our new hospital unit "Neurorehabilitation":
Expansion to include rehabilitation of people with brain injuries

1997

Detachment from the Basel Public Hospital [Bürgerspital Basel] and establishment of the charitable REHAB Basel AG.

2002

Opening of the new clinic building (architects: Herzog & de Meuron)

2002

Launch of the ward for patients in a vegetative state

2004

Opening of the day care unit
Wound care centre: Special consultations for chronic and recurring sores

2005

Collaboration with the UKBB for the treatment and rehabilitation of patients with cerebral palsy

2007

Centre for dysphagia management: Interdisciplinary clinical and apparative diagnostics and therapy

2008

Treatment of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in close collaboration with the University Hospital of Basel (USB)

2009

Cooperation with the University Hospital of Basel (USB) for treating and rehabilitating patients with multiple sclerosis (MS)

2010

Erweiterung des neuro-urologischen Angebotes

2011

Guttman Award from the German-speaking Medical Society for Paraplegia (DMGP) for “Preventative and follow-up care”
Conference: “Learning Moves – 20 Years of Rehabilitation for People with Brain Injuries” at REHAB Basel

2012

25th annual convention of the German-speaking Medical Society for Paraplegia (DMGP) at REHAB Basel

2013

Change of Chief Medical Officer PD Dr. Margret Hund-Georgiadis takes over medical management from Dr Mark Mäder, who went into retirement after 25 years of service.

2013

Opening of the Eckenstein-Geigy animal-assisted therapy facilities
Annual convention of the SAR (Swiss Association of Rehabilitation)

2016

New Pilotward for patients with behavioural disorders

2017

Approval of the Intermediate Care Unit (IMCU)

2018

Extension early rehabilitation

2019

New construction day clinic

2020

Neubau Station für schwer verhaltensauffällige Patient*innen (Ersatz für Pilotstation)

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