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Special Tree Rehabilitation System

Special Tree Rehabilitation System provides comprehensive care and rehabilitation for adults and children with traumatic brain and spinal cord injury. Family-owned and operated since 1974, Special Tree programs have helped generations of Michigan residents find increased independence and improved quality of life. Caring professionals leverage advanced technologies and proven practices to help each individual reach their fullest potential. Subacute, outpatient, residential, vocational and home and community rehabilitation services at 30 locations have earned the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and the Michigan Quality Council’s highest honors.... Read more


Our Approach: Our whole person approach to rehabilitation encompasses one’s body, mind, heart, and spirit. We call it the Science of Caring® , and it is at the center of everything we do.... Read more


Be the Midwest’s premier provider of rehabilitation, care, and treatment for children and adults with brain injury, spinal cord injury, and other neurorehabilitation needs in sub-acute, residential, outpatient, home and community settings.... Read more


Special Tree exists to provide hope, encouragement, and expertise for people who have experienced life-altering changes.... Read more

Additional Culture Details

Whatever the role someone plays in our organization, their work is needed and highly valued. Our staff are very important to us, because they help our patients shine; that’s true whether someone is caring for patients or providing needed administrative work. We strive to provide Fabulous Everyday Care Everyday and to Use Data to Achieve Outcomes That Matter Most, clear goals to help us work together to provide the best opportunities for healing and recovery.

This more than anything is what draws people to work at Special Tree; people love to make our client feel supported in their care and recovery. Being empowered to make that happen gives us immense job satisfaction. We have a great sense of team, family, and community in our work day. Leaders are friendly and approachable, and we have a lot of fun on our teams.

Some of the things that make us a cool workplace include:
•    Annual Off-site Recognition Luncheon for longtime staff
•    Team members can donate PTO to one another
•    Mid-level Managers Northern Michigan Retreat
•    Team Appreciation Days and Weeks
•    Company SWAG for milestone events
•    Periodic prize drawings for staff appreciation
•    Popcorn Fridays at NCC
•    Staff and Client trips
•    Halloween Costume Contests
•    Fitness Challenges on the CARROT Health App
•    Access to technology & resources needed to get the job done
•    Team Scoreboards
•    Fun polls & Employee kudos on company intranet
•    Covey 7 Habits Class for all team members
•    Paid personal development & enrichment classes in fitness, finance, painting, stress management, parenting, gardening and more
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We take care of each other. We do what is right.

Recent Awards

Company Snapshots

The Special Tree NeuroCare Center on the organization's main campus, has changed considerably since first opening in 1974.
Special Tree team members are encouraged to take regular time out for physical and emotional renewal, including art classes held in the on-campus greenhouse.
Employee wellness is an important part of the Special Tree culture, including lunchtime walking groups, the CARROT wellness app, 5k Walk/Run/Rolls, an annual Soup Contest, and more.
Teams at Special Tree connect through a robust company intranet which includes photos, polls, and information, weekly calls, frequent meetings, manager retreats, company drawings, trivia contests, education and training, and more.
This year Special Tree celebrates 10 years as a Detroit Free Press Top Workplace.