- The Burke Rehabilitation Hospital is a free standing, private rehabilitation hospital and a leader in the field of medical rehabilitation. It has been affiliated with The New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical College since 1968 and is accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations & Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. The Burke Medical Research Institute: encompasses all research conducted at the Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, including the Dementia Research Laboratories and the Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory. In addition, the institute conducts research into pulmonary disease (funded in part by the Will Rogers Institute), head injury, stroke, and Parkinson's disease and other neurological disorders. Research in these areas is central to the specific problems of long-term illness and disability which confront the majority of Burke patients, and with which rehabilitation is concerned. Burke is currently compiling information on research advances, pathophysiology and rehabilitation resources for neurological disorders such as Parkinson's disease, spinal cord injury, Alzheimer's disease, brain injury, as well as stroke, cardiac, and amputee information. Our mission is to heighten awareness and knowledge in the community and to provide support for people with specific neurological conditions.