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Published on March 01, 2012

Moses Cone Hospital Rehabilitation Earns Top Scores—Again

For the second consecutive year, hospital-based rehabilitation services at The Moses H. Cone Hospital are in the top 10 percent of hospital rehab centers in the United States as scored by Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSmr).
UDSmr is a not-for-profit organization affiliated with the University of Buffalo. It maintains the world’s largest database of medical rehabilitation outcomes. The group ranks rehabilitation centers based on their success in three areas:

• Returning people to their home or to an assisted living facility instead of a hospital.
• Keeping patients well enough to allow them to complete their rehabilitation program without additional, unplanned hospital care.
• Regaining function and independence through rehabilitation.

“The No. 1 goal of rehabilitation is to return people to their ‘normal lives’ or as close to it as soon as possible,” says Anne Macner, Vice President and Service Line Administrator, Rehabilitation. “And once again, the rehabilitation program at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital is one of the best at doing that.”

• The Cone Health Inpatient Rehabilitation Center is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities for Comprehensive Rehabilitation, Stroke, and Brain Injury. Compared to other rehabilitation centers nationally:
• 84.8 percent of patients returned home after rehabilitation.
• 93.7 percent of patients completed rehabilitation without needing additional hospital treatment.
• Patients made these gains in 12.4 days, which is considered a very short time in rehabilitation compared to industry averages.

“Being recognized for top quality care is certainly rewarding,” Macner says, “but knowing that the 623 people we helped last year got the best rehabilitation available anywhere, that’s the reward that matters most.”

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