Van Matre HealthSouth recognized for quality patient care
From press release
Van Matre HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital has received top recognition from Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR) for the fourth consecutive year. The hospital ranked in the top 10 percent of qualifying rehabilitation hospitals for the past four years.
UDSMR is a non-profit group that evaluates rehabilitation hospitals on their delivery of quality patient care that is effective, efficient, timely and patient-centered. To determine the rankings, UDSMR uses a system that tracks a patient’s progress through the rehabilitation process to document gains. This is the fourth year UDSMR has issued the awards.
In 2009, Van Matre is to reported the following: average length of patient stay was 14 days; 87 percent of all Van Matre patients were able to go home at discharge; and 95 percent of patients surveyed said they would recommend Van Matre to family and friends.
“Our UDSMR ranking allows us to benchmark our performance against national data and confirms our ability to assist our patients in achieving excellent outcomes,” said Dan Woloszyn, chief executive officer of Van Matre. “The rehabilitation programs and services at Van Matre 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 2009 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 0 to 100 relative to the 805 qualifying subscribers in UDSMR’s 2009 database.
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 1988, 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.
Van Matre HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital
Van Matre HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital is a 50-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that provides a higher level of rehabilitative care to patients who are recovering from stroke and other neurological disorders, brain and spinal cord injury, amputations, orthopedic, cardiac and pulmonary conditions. Accredited by The Joint Commission and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, the hospital is at 950 S. Mulford in Rockford and can be found on the Web at www.rockfordhealthsystem.org.
Van Matre HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital is a partnership between Rockford Health System, the area’s largest health care delivery system, and HealthSouth Corporation, the nation’s leading provider of inpatient rehabilitative care.
For more information, contact JoAnne Bonavia, director of Marketing Operations, at (815) 381-8552.
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