St. Joseph Health Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Encompass Health, tops national rankings for quality of rehabilitative care


BRYAN, Texas, March 6, 2020 – St. Joseph Health Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Encompass Health, was recently named within the top 10 percent of 868 inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) that qualified to be ranked in the IRF database of Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR) in 2019. 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 thirteenth year UDSMR® has issued the awards. St. Joseph Health Rehabilitation Hospital is an inpatient rehabilitation hospital serving patients recovering from debilitating illnesses and injuries including strokes and other neurological disorders, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations and complex orthopedic conditions. The hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission and has disease specific certifications in stroke and hip fracture rehabilitation. “Our UDSMR® ranking allows us to benchmark our performance against national data and confirms our ability to help our patients achieve excellent outcomes,” said Amy Gray, chief executive officer of St. Joseph Health Rehabilitation Hospital. “This ranking is not only a reflection of our patients’ success, but is also an achievement of the talented team that strives to make a difference in the lives of our patients. Patient care is a top priority for us, and we are honored to earn such an accolade in our industry.” The data used for this report was based on nine months of 2019 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 qualifying subscribers in the UDSMR® database. 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 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. About St. Joseph Health Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Encompass Health St. Joseph Health Rehabilitation Hospital is a 49-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation services. Serving patients throughout Bryan, College Station, and the Brazos Valley, the hospital is located at 1600 Joseph Drive in Bryan and on the web at www.encompasshealth.com/stjrehab.   About Encompass Health As a national leader in integrated healthcare services, Encompass Health (NYSE: EHC) offers both facility-based and home-based patient care through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies and hospice agencies. With a national footprint that includes 134 hospitals, 245 home health locations, and 83 hospice locations in 37 states and Puerto Rico, the Company is committed to delivering high-quality, cost-effective, integrated care across the healthcare continuum. Encompass Health is ranked as one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. For more information, visit encompasshealth.com, or follow us on our newsroomTwitter and Facebook.

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Friday, March 06, 2020

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