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Elkhorn Valley Rehabilitation Hospital wins Fuller Cup Award

Elkhorn Valley Rehabilitation Hospital recently earned The Fuller Cup award from Ernest Health in recognition of its outstanding operations this past year. The hospital is part of Ernest Health, which consists of 25 rehabilitation and long-term acute hospitals nationwide.

The award, which is named after David Fuller, one of the founders of Ernest Health, is given annually to the hospital that achieves outstanding operational results by following the company’s guiding principles, which include treating patients and employees with dignity and respect, valuing teamwork, striving to improve patient satisfaction, and promoting a healing and nurturing environment.

Elkhorn Valley Rehabilitation Hospital was selected for the award after showing exemplary results with the following:

  • Patient satisfaction
  • Financials and budgeting
  • Patient safety
  • Community contributions
  • Clinical and patient outcomes

Elkhorn Valley Rehabilitation Hospital provides specialized inpatient and outpatient physical rehabilitative services to more than 700 patients a year, serving Wyoming and neighboring states. The provides specialized rehabilitative services to patients recovering from disabilities caused by injuries, illnesses, or chronic medical conditions, including strokes, orthopedic, brain and spinal cord injuries.

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Elkhorn Valley Rehabilitation Hospital Recognized Among Top 10 Percent in United States

Elkhorn Valley Rehabilitation Hospital has been ranked in the top 10 percent of inpatient rehabilitation facilities in the United States for the 7th consecutive year.

The ranking was provided by the Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR), a not-for-profit corporation that was developed with support from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, a component of the U.S Department of Education.

The UDSMR ranks rehabilitation facilities based upon care that is patient-centered, effective, efficient, and timely. Elkhorn Valley Rehabilitation Hospital was ranked this past year out of 783 inpatient rehabilitation facilities nationwide.

We continually strive to provide high quality care to our patients, so it’s exciting to be recognized as a national leader – especially for 7 years in a row,” says Mike Phillips, CEO of Elkhorn Valley Rehabilitation Hospital.But what I’m most pleased about is that patients right here in our community can receive the highest level of rehabilitative care available nationally without having to leave the area.

Through UDSMR, we collaborate with our peers throughout the United States to share information and establish best practices for patients,” says Dr. Ryan T. Swan, Medical Director of the hospital. “This recognition for the 7th consecutive year is a testament to the exceptional care our staff brings every day to meet the rehabilitation needs of Wyoming’s citizens.

UDSMR, which administers the world’s largest medical rehabilitation database, provides common language and measurement tools to monitor patient results. The data used for the most current ranking was based on 12 months of information from 2014 from both Medicare and non-Medicare patients. The results were combined and weighted into a score, and each facility was then assigned a percentile rank.

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