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.