HealthSouth Middletown Receives National Recognition for Exceptional Patient Care


HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Middletown has received top recognition from Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR®). The hospital ranked in the top 10 percent of qualifying rehabilitation hospitals for 2016.

UDSMR® is a non-profit group that evaluates rehabilitation hospitals on their delivery of quality care. 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 eleventh year UDSMR® has issued the awards.

In 2016, HealthSouth Middletown is pleased to report:

  • The average length of patient stay was 12.8 days.
  • Eighty-four percent of HealthSouth Middletown patients were able to go home at discharge.

“Our UDSMR® ranking allows us to benchmark our performance against national data and confirms our ability to help our patients achieve excellent outcomes,” said Mat Gooch, chief executive officer of HealthSouth Middletown. “The rehabilitation programs and services at HealthSouth Middletown help patients reach a higher functional level in a shorter period of time, which helps them to return to normal life more quickly.”

The data used for this report was based on 12 months of 2016 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 781 qualifying subscribers in the UDSMR® database.

About UDSMR®
About UDSMR®: Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR®) is a division of UB Foundation Activities Inc., a not-for-profit corporation affiliated with the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. Founded in 1987, UDSMR® administers the world’s largest medical rehabilitation database, and its instruments provide the field with a common language and measurement tools for outcomes and functional assessment. CMS has adopted UDSMR®’s FIM™ instrument as the basis for the IRF PPS, and UDSMR® provides exclusive training and support to the agency.

Source: HealthSouth

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