The Rehab Unit at Fairview Park Hospital is pleased to announce that it is placed in the top 10 percent of all 868 Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs) in the country for the second consecutive year. The rankings are pulled from the IRF database of Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR) in 2018.

"Our nurses, therapists, and physicians take great pride in the care delivered to our patients," says Stacey Howard, Chief Operating Officer at Fairview Park. "The goal is to return patients to home as close to their previous capabilities as possible. For some patients, it can be the difference between returning independent in their own home verses moving to a nursing home or other assisted living facility," says Howard. "The rehabilitation team can truly change a life."

The recipients of this distinction were determined by using UDSMR's indicators of efficiency and effectiveness contained in the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Patient Assessment Instrument (IRF-PAI), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' reporting tool for the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System (IRF PPS).

"We are pleased to present this award for the second year to the Fairview Park Rehabilitation Unit," said Troy Hillman, Manager of the Analytical Services Group at UDSMR. "Development of the PEM Report Card has served as a tool to identify and recognize high-performing facilities, to work with them to learn how they provide efficient and effective care, and to share what we learn with others to elevate the performance of all."

The data used for this report was based on 12 months of 2018 data, drawn from both Medicare and non-Medicare patients. The results were weighted and combined into a single composite score, and each facility was assigned a percentile rank from 0 to 100 relative to the other qualifying IRF subscribers in UDSMR's database.

"I'm so proud of our whole rehab team," said Stacey Davis, Director of Rehab. "These outcomes represent that our team is committed to making a difference in the lives of their patients."