Press Release - 2013 UDS Recognition


MEMPHIS, Tenn. – HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital – North in Memphis has received top recognition from Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR®) for the fourth consecutive year. The hospital ranked in the top ten percent of qualifying rehabilitation hospitals for 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010.

UDSMR® is a non-profit group that evaluates rehabilitation hospitals on their delivery of quality care that is effective, efficient, timely and patient-centered. To determine the rankings, UDSMR® uses a system that measures the efficiency and effectiveness of a hospital’s rehabilitation programs. The system evaluates and tracks a patient’s progress through the rehabilitation process to document gains. This is the eighth year that UDSMR® has issued the awards.

In 2013, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital - North is pleased to report that:

  • The average length of patient stay was 12 days.
  • 88% percent of HealthSouth Rehablitation Hospital North patients were able to go home at discharge.
  • It holds disease-specific certifications from the Joint Commission for its Stroke rehabilitation program.

“Our UDSMR® ranking allows us to benchmark our performance against national data and confirms our ability to help our patients achieve excellent outcomes,” said Marcia Taylor, chief executive officer of HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital - North. “The rehabilitation programs and services at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital – North help patients reach a higher functional level in a shorter period of time, which helps them to return to normal life more quickly.”

The data used for this report was based on 12 months of 2013 data, drawn from both Medicare and non-Medicare patients. The results were weighted and combined into a single composite score, and each hospital was assigned a percentile rank from zero to 100 relative to the 774 qualifying subscribers in the UDSMR® database.

About UDSMR®: Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR®) is a division of UB Foundation Activities Inc., a not-for-profit corporation affiliated with the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. Founded in 1987, UDSMR® administers the world’s largest medical rehabilitation database, and its instruments provide the field with a common language and measurement tools for outcomes and functional assessment. CMS has adopted UDSMR®’s FIM™ instrument as the basis for the IRF PPS, and UDSMR® provides exclusive training and support to the agency.

About HealthSouth North
HealthSouth North is a 50-bed hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services. Serving patients throughout the Greater Memphis area, HealthSouth North is located at 4100 Austin  Peay Highway and on the Web at

About HealthSouth
HealthSouth is the nation’s largest owner and operator of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals in terms of patients treated and discharged, revenues and number of hospitals. Operating in 28 states across the country and in Puerto Rico, HealthSouth serves patients through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, outpatient rehabilitation satellite clinics and home health agencies. HealthSouth’s hospitals provide a higher level of rehabilitative care to patients who are recovering from conditions such as stroke and other neurological disorders, cardiac and pulmonary conditions, brain and spinal cord injuries, complex orthopedic conditions, and amputations. HealthSouth can be found on the Web at