Nationally Recognized Programs

Nine years in a row, our patient care efforts at Elkhorn Valley Rehabilitation Hospital have earned us national recognition as a healthcare leader, meaning that we provide the highest level of available care to our patients in our own community. We consider it a privilege to be able to offer high-level care and are honored to be a vital part of the community we serve.

Our nationally recognized programs include:

Top 10% in United States for Rehabilitative Care.

Elkhorn Valley Rehabilitation Hospital ranked in the top 10 percent of inpatient rehabilitation facilities in the United States, nine years in a row.

The ranking is 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:

  1. Patient-Centered
  2. Effective
  3. Efficient
  4. Timely

This means that through services at Elkhorn Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, our patients are receiving the highest level of rehabilitative care available nationally without having to leave the area.

UDSMR, which administers the world’s largest medical rehabilitation database, provides common language and measurement tools to monitor patient results.

Through UDSMR, our hospital collaborates with peers throughout the United States to share information and establish best practices for patients. This helps us elevate rehabilitative care for everyone across the United States.

Advanced Stroke Certification

Elkhorn Valley Rehabilitation Hospital has received the Joint Commission’s disease-specific certification for stroke rehabilitation, which signifies the hospital’s dedication to developing better results for stroke patients. The award is given after a rigorous on-site review by an expert evaluator.

The award recognizes how committed we are and how well we provide rehabilitation following a stroke. Through our services, we want to provide hope and quality of life to our community members who have experienced this debilitating event.

Certification through the Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Program is voluntary and available only to stroke programs in Joint Commission-accredited acute care hospitals. Certification requirements address three main areas:

  1. Compliance with consensus-based national standards
  2. Effective use of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to manage and optimize care
  3. Organized approach to performance measurement and improvement activities

Certification in Hip Fracture Rehabilitation

Elkhorn Valley Rehabilitation Hospital received The Joint Commission’s disease specific certification in Hip Fracture Rehabilitation. This certification signifies the hospital’s dedication to developing better results for patients that have suffered hip fractures.

The recognition was given after a rigorous on-site review by an expert evaluator of the hospital’s practices, programs and outcomes in treating these patients. The certification reflects our ongoing evaluation of this program and commitment to constantly improving our performance.