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About Brooks


Serving the community for more than 35 years, Brooks Rehabilitation has developed a long-standing tradition of providing quality inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation care to Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. Our 157-bed acute physical rehab hospital is unique in the region with a highly trained staff and an unmatched range of services. To supplement our inpatient services, we have an extensive network of outpatient centers as well as a cutting-edge research facility which allow us to provide the best continuum of care possible to the communities we serve.

As a non-profit health system, we are deeply dedicated to meeting the needs and improving the health of our community. While our inpatient and outpatient services are providing community benefits each and every day, Brooks' impact reaches far beyond its walls through community donations, research, training and education, community health programming, and volunteerism. Above all else, Brooks empowers people throughout the community to reach their highest possible level of independence—at work, at play and in their everyday lives.

Brooks is more than rehabilitation. It's about being you again.

A brief history of Brooks

1973-  St. John’s Cathedral built a 128 bed rehabilitation hospital in Downtown Jacksonville

1983 – Memorial Medical Center purchases the Cathedral Rehabilitation Hospital license and moves beds to the renovated north wing of the Memorial Medical Center Complex

November 1992 – Construction begins on a new rehabilitation hospital facility.

June 19, 1993 – The first rehabilitation outpatient center is established in the newly acquired and renovated Memorial Healthcare Plaza.

January 1999 – Genesis Rehabilitation becomes Brooks Rehabilitation. The Brooks name is selected both as a tribute to our founder, Dr. J. Brooks Brown, and as an opportunity to create a unique and lasting identity.

April 10, 2008- Ground is broken for new Brooks Administration Building: the first certified "green" building on a healthcare campus in Northeast Florida.

June 30, 2008- Brooks Home Care Advantage is added to Brooks full spectrum of rehabilitation options.

October 6, 2008- Brooks Club House Opens.

July 13, 2009- New Brooks Administration Building Opens