HealthSouth North Memphis has received top recognition from Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR) for the second consecutive year.

3/15/2013

  

Memphis, Tenn. – HealthSouth North Memphis has received top recognition from Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR) for the second consecutive year. HealthSouth North Memphis has ranked in the top ten percent of qualifying rehabilitation hospitals for 2012, 2011 and 2006.  In addition, HealthSouth North Memphis was the recipient of the President’s Circle Award in 2012, 2011, and 2010, as well as the Outstanding Clinical Excellence Award in 2012 and 2011.

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 seventh year that UDSMR has issued the awards.

In 2012, HealthSouth North Memphis is pleased to report that:

  • The Patient Functional Improvement (FIM) exceeded National benchmarks.
  • Greater than 85 percent of our patients were able to go home at discharge. 
  • It holds a disease-specific certification from the Joint Commission for its Stroke Rehabilitation programs.

“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.  “The rehabilitation programs and services at our hospital help patients reach a higher functional level in a shorter period of time, which helps them to return to normal life more quickly,” added Marcia Taylor

 The data used for this report was based on 12 months of 2012 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 789 qualifying subscribers in the UDSMR database.