About Nexus Health Systems

Dr. John Cassidy founded Nexus Health Systems in 1992 to fill a void in the treatment of patients with brain injuries. Recruited from Harvard and a leader of the neurobehavioral medical movement, Dr. Cassidy created a continuum of care beginning with Touchstone or “The Ranch” – now known as Nexus Neurorecovery Center – affording residential care delivering a quiet, rural environment for patients to receive all-encompassing rehabilitation and neurological care.

Shortly after, Dr. Cassidy expanded the health system to include the Specialty Hospital, Nexus Children’s Hospital Houston, and HealthBridge Children’s Hospital Orange. Ensuring no patients fell between the cracks, all Nexus facilities were developed to help reduce handicaps to deficits through comprehensive care.

Since the beginning, Nexus has been known as innovators, reframing what rehabilitation should provide patients. Dr. Cassidy’s model takes the entire person in view to understand specifically what has happened to the brain to better predict challenges and create strategies. This neuropsychiatry foundation allows our team to identify underlying neurological impairments and devise a purposeful recovery plan. Continuing this vision today, all of Nexus’ treatment plans are individualized, encompassing behavioral, interpersonal, physical, and emotional rehabilitation so patients can integrate back in the community.

As the pioneer of neurobehavioral rehabilitation, Nexus Health Systems affords acquired and traumatic brain injury patients and their families a compassionate and encouraging environment to work towards recovery. Always putting our patients first, Nexus’ approach to care includes interdisciplinary medical teams working together to understand and remediate challenges.

Regardless of where our patients are receiving care, Nexus affords families peace of mind. Providing those who suffered a brain injury a prosthetic environment, Nexus Health Systems has created a safe place for patients to test their limits and explore possibilities. Our overarching goal is to return patients to productive and meaningful lives – and we do so by mending minds.

Our Mission

To return patient's to lives of productivity and meaning.

Our Philosophy of Care

  • We believe that each patient has the right to live and work in an environment which provides the greatest degree of independence and quality of life possible.
  • We believe in cultivating services based upon information gathered from the individual patient.
  • We believe in providing patients the opportunity to participate in meaningful, productive activities.
  • We believe that patients should have the opportunity to strive for their personal goals, develop positive social relationships both in the community and with their families, and make informed choices.
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The Values We Live & Work By

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Genuine

We operate with integrity and build trust amongst our team, patients, families, and other healthcare professionals because we say what we mean and we do what we say.

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Ownership

Each member of the Nexus family takes personal responsibility for his or her actions and the company's resources. Together, we celebrate our successes and learn from our mistakes.

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Positivity

To create better outcomes for our patients and their families, our team strives to see the good and approach all situations with a positive attitude.

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Teamwork

Nexus is one team. We work together to complete our mission, and we encourage everyone to seek assistance and freely help each other.

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Innovation

We are constantly thinking about how we can do our work better than the day before. In our environment, it's crucial to find new, innovative ways to help our patients and families.

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Compassion

Our patients always come first. We know our mission begins and ends with our patient and this guides our decisions as a health system.

Reap the Benefits of Comprehensive Care

Contact our Admissions Department for more information and to begin the recovery process today.

Journey Toward Independence

Nexus' NeuroContinuum sequence provides a range of care for those recovering from acquired or traumatic brain injuries and other complicated illnesses or diseases.
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