Northern California Rehabilitation Hospital & Simpson University Partner

For Immediate Release

REDDING, Calif. -- Simpson University and Northern California Rehabilitation Hospital (NCRH) have announced the signing of a strategic alliance that will be effective through December 2010. The partnership will assist with internship placement for Simpson students, provide preferred student status at Simpson for NCRH employees, and create ways for both partners to work together in assisting the north state community.

The alliance was signed by Simpson University President Dr. Larry J. McKinney and NCRH Chief Executive Officer Chris Jones.

 “We are pleased to partner with Simpson University as we take nursing education to the next level,” said Jones. “I am confident that through our partnership the north state will benefit from highly skilled nursing professionals.”

“Simpson University is delighted to have signed a strategic alliance with Northern California Rehabilitation Hospital,” said Dr. McKinney. “We see this partnership as a meaningful collaboration which will allow us to better serve the north state.”

This is Simpson University’s sixth strategic alliance with area hospitals since the university expanded its sciences and health care curriculum. The university recently launched degree programs in Nursing, Healthcare Management, and Biology.

Northern California Rehabilitation Hospital is a 90-bed hospital specializing in Long Term Acute Care (LTAC), Transitional Care (TCU), and Outpatient Rehabilitation.  LTAC programs specialize in ventilator weaning, respiratory support, intensive wound management and neurological programs for brain, spine and stroke rehabilitation. The TCU offers short term rehabilitation specializing in pre and post operative joint care. The Outpatient Neurological and Orthopedic Physical Rehabilitation program offers evaluations and treatments with a licensed therapist emphasizing self management skills and home program instruction. For more information about Northern California Rehabilitation Hospital, call (530) 246-9000 or visit

Simpson University is a Christian liberal arts university offering undergraduate, graduate and teaching credential programs. Simpson’s academic programs include ASPIRE, an accelerated degree-completion program allowing busy adults to complete their bachelor’s degree in 16 months. Simpson University recently launched four-year degrees in biology, and outdoor leadership, and also a pre-nursing program, as part of a curriculum expansion focused on serving the needs of the health care industry in the north state. For more information about the university or to arrange a personalized visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit


Contact: SU Public Relations
(530) 226-4737