Elkhorn Valley Rehabilitation Hospital has been named in the top 10 percent of inpatient rehabilitation facilities in the United States for the 11th year in a row. The hospital’s care was cited as being patient-centered, effective, efficient and timely.
“We are honored to be identified as one of the best inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) in the United States and the only free-standing IRF in Wyoming,” says Connie Longwell, CEO of Elkhorn Valley Rehabilitation Hospital. “[This achievement] underscores our tireless commitment to helping our patients return to their greatest level of independence and daily living activities. Our team is devoted to the patients in their care, [they] work hard to create a family-like atmosphere, and create a personalized approach to helping each person throughout their recovery.”
Elkhorn Valley Rehabilitation Hospital was ranked in the top 10 percent among 868 inpatient rehabilitation facilities nationwide by the Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR), a non-profit corporation that was developed with support from the U.S. Department of Education’s National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research. The UDSMR maintains the world’s largest database of rehabilitation outcomes.
“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 EVRH. “This recognition for the 11th consecutive year is a testament to the exceptional care our staff brings every day to meet the rehabilitation needs of Wyoming’s citizens.”
“To provide the highest level of rehabilitative care available in the United States to our own community and surrounding communities is truly rewarding,” Longwell says. “This means our family, friends, and colleagues don’t need to leave the area to receive the best care available.”
Elkhorn Valley Rehabilitation Hospital provides specialized rehabilitative services to patients who are recovering from or living with disabilities caused by injuries, illnesses, or chronic medical conditions. This includes, but is not limited to, strokes, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, orthopedic injuries, cerebral palsy, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson’s disease.