HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital Receives National Recognition for Patient Care

4/07/2011

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital-North has received top recognition from Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR).  The hospital ranked in the top ten percent of qualifying rehabilitation hospitals for 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 fifth year that UDSMR has issued the awards.

“Our UDSMR ranking allows us to benchmark our performance against national data and confirms our ability to assist our patients in achieving excellent outcomes,” said Brad Kennedy, chief executive officer of HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital-North.  “Our rehabilitation programs and services 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 2010 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 797 qualifying subscribers in the UDSMR database.

About UDSMR
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 1988, 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 Rehabilitation Hospital-North
HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of North Memphis is a 40-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation services. Serving patients throughout Memphis metropolitan area, the hospital is located at 4100 Austin Peay Highway and on the Web at www.healthsouthnorthmemphis.com.

About HealthSouth
HealthSouth is the nation’s largest provider of inpatient rehabilitative healthcare services. Operating in 26 states across the country and in Puerto Rico, HealthSouth serves patients through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, long-term acute care 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, orthopedic, cardiac and pulmonary conditions, brain and spinal cord injury, and amputations. HealthSouth can be found on the Web at www.healthsouth.com.

Source: HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital-North

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