Monrovia Rehabilitation Center (MRC) is the Physical Rehabilitation Department of the John F. Kennedy Medical Center (JFKMC). The Center provides services for inpatients of JFKMC and outpatients including those referred by Medical, Para-medical and Social Service Institutions.
MRC was established in 2000 by Handicap International. Handicap International provided financial and technical support for the MRC’s project activities up to December 2012.
During this period, MRC served an average of 800-1000 patients annually.
Presently, the Center is serving close to 1000 patients/year both outpatient and inpatient.
Sections of the MRC
Administrative Section - Coordinates activities and provides oversight of all sections. Initiates partnerships.
Physiotherapy Section - Carries out assessment and progressive treatment sessions through functional exercises to increase the independence of persons with physical limitations.
Orthopedic Section - Focuses on the substitution and correction of amputated and deformed extremities.
Walking & Mobile Aid Section - Produces crutches, assembles wheelchairs and distributes many other assistive devices to patients.
Social Work Section - Focuses on promoting social change, resolving problems and helping persons with disabilities change their attitude and become independent.
Support Services – Includes the registrar, housekeeper and the driver.