May 20 2010 - TMF Rehab Hospital Receives National Recognition

For Immediate Release: 5/20/10
Media Contact: Lisa Robinson, 903-510-7003


TRINITY MOTHER FRANCES REHABILITATION HOSPITAL RECEIVES NATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR PATIENT CARE

TYLER, TX – Trinity Mother Frances Rehabilitation Hospital has received top recognition from Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR) for the fourth consecutive year. The hospital has ranked in the top one percent of qualifying rehabilitation hospitals beginning in 2006 to present.

UDS MR 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 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 fourth year that UDSMR has issued the awards.

“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 Sharla Anderson, chief executive officer of Trinity Mother Frances Rehabilitation Hospital. “The rehabilitation programs and services at Trinity Mother Frances Rehabilitation Hospital 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.

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. CMS has adopted UDSMR’s FIM™ instrument as the basis for the IRF PPS, and UDSMR provides exclusive training and support to the agency.

About Trinity Mother Frances Rehabilitation Hosptial

Affiliated with Trinity Mother Frances Health System, Trinity Mother Frances Rehabilitation Hospital is a 74-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, the hospital is located at 3131 Troup Hwy and can be found on the Web at
www.tmfrehabhospital.com.

About HealthSouth

HealthSouth is the nation’s largest provider of inpatient rehabilitative healthcare services. Operating in 26 states across the country and in Puerto Rico, HealthSouth serves patients through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, long-term acute care hospitals, outpatient rehabilitation satellites, and home health agencies. HealthSouth strives to be the nation’s preeminent provider of inpatient rehabilitative healthcare services and can be found on the Web at
www.healthsouth.com.

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