Care & Treatment the Pate Way

At Pate, we describe ourselves as tireless advocates for our patients. It means we work hard to ensure the best outcome for each individual. We strive for success at every level — and celebrate each milestone.  We see rehabilitation as one part of each patient’s recovery journey.

Our success is built on a foundation of:

  • Compassionate and knowledgeable staff that are dedicated to successful outcomes
  • Real-world simulation to help your transition to home, community or return to work
  • Individualized, evidence-based treatment based on patient’s goals

Unique Treatment Model

Pate Rehabilitation was founded more than 30 years ago by Neuropsychologist, Dr. Mary Ellen Hayden Her emphasis on the environment and how it impacts a patient’s success remains the foundation for treatment. Pate uses current evidence-based practices and well as the latest research to create individualized treatment plans for patients.

Our treatment teams are comprised of the following diverse staff to ensure that patient and family needs are met.

  • Neuropsychologists
  • Program Managers
  • Case Managers
  • Nursing
  • PM & R Physicians
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech-language Pathologists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors
  • Psychotherapists
  • Rehabilitation Technicians

Pate uses a comprehensive approach that treats the whole person meaning that all disciplines are working together to achieve the desired goals.  Patients will experience a variety of unique treatment methods, including both individual and small group therapy, based on the individual’s needs. The goal of the treatment team is provide functional, individualized and evidenced-based therapies to make patients as independent as possible and return to the highest functional level they can achieve.

Focused on Research

Pate has a long history of participating in research studies seeking to improve outcomes for patients with acquired brain injuries. More recently, Pate neuropsychologists are principle investigators on several studies trying to identify brain markers of recovery and treatment response using novel imaging techniques.    Using outcome-oriented data collected over the last 20-years and through international collaborations, our clinicians and scientists are shaping brain injury rehabilitation’s future to improve the lives of brain injury survivors.

At Pate, our commitment to innovative research is simply an extension of our exemplary patient care. Our patients benefit continually from our collaboration with nationally recognized institutions and our investment in research to advance the treatment of brain injuries.

Psychological Professionals on Staff

Pate provides a variety of psychological services at all locations, including neuropsychological and behavioral.  These professionals are integral members of Pate’s transdisciplinary clinical teams and are fundamental to the assessment and personalized plan development for each patient. They understand the structure and function of the brain and how it relates to specific cognitive and physical processes including memory, ambulation, vision, executive functioning and speech production which may all impact a patient’s behavior.  These professionals guide the treatment and assess progress throughout a patient’s stay.  They ensure that each team member keeps the whole person in mind and adjusts the treatment plan to meet the best outcomes possible.

Improving Outcomes

The treatment model at Pate Rehabilitation attempts to improve functional abilities in a way that creates optimal outcomes both at the treatment facility and at the patient’s home or work environments.  By treating patients’ functional impairments in various settings, which closely resemble the environment in which they plan to use their skills, we help patients find success outside of the clinical setting.

To monitor success and encourage progress at Pate, we’ve developed our own unique systematic assessment program called PERPOS (Pate Environmentally Relevant Program Outcome System). Environmental characteristics that are most important in the rehabilitation process are the extent of distractions present in an environment and degree of structure inherent in the environment.

The level of distraction and amount of structure present in each patient’s environment are the core elements of our treatment approach.  The PERPOS measures these elements, and this information informs therapists how well patients perform functional activities within different environments. Our treatment teams monitor patients’ abilities, distraction tolerance, and need for structure on a biweekly basis and they frequently adjust treatment goals accordingly to better assist patients’ ability to return to their home and work environments.


We know the right environment sets the stage for ongoing improvement. Whether a patient requires 24-hour supervision in a stress-free, rural setting or is transitioning to his or her home life in an urban environment, Pate has a program and a location to fit each individual’s needs.