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Geneva General Hospital’s Acute Rehabilitation Unit Ranked in Top 10% for Sixth Consecutive Year
GENEVA – Geneva General Hospital’s Acute Rehabilitation Unit (ARU) was recently recognized by the Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR) for the unit’s patient outcomes ranking in the top 10% for the sixth consecutive year when compared to similar facilities and programs nationally. Geneva General Hospital’s ARU was one of 11 out of approximately 800 units nationwide to be in this prestigious ranking for six consecutive years.
ARU received a “2011 Top Performer Award” from UDSMR in honor of its high level of performance and outstanding rehabilitation program excellence. This is the sixth year in a row that the unit has been honored with this award.
In recognizing Geneva General Hospital, the Uniform Data System had evaluated over 800 qualifying facilities using its Program Evaluation Model. UDS’s goals in evaluating programs nationwide are “to identify and recognize facilities that perform at a high level, to work with them to learn how they achieve high performance, and then to share what is learned with others to elevate the performance of all.”
Geneva General Hospital’s Acute Rehabilitation Unit serves patients following a stroke or other neurologic condition, amputation, polyarthritis, or orthopedic injury or surgery. Performance outcomes are based on improvements in a patient’s Functional Independence Measure (FIM) score between admission and discharge. The degree of FIM improvement and the ability to reduce the patient’s length of stay (LOS) constitute the core outcome metrics used by UDS in evaluating the unit’s overall performance and the level of efficacy of its programs. With the UDS award comes the unique privilege of being a mentor organization to other acute rehabilitation centers in the United States.
Deane Butler, Director of Rehabilitation Services, states “we are pleased to have been honored again in this way by the Uniform Data System organization. One of the measures used was the percentage of patients that return home after they have completed an inpatient rehabilitation program. The national average of patients returning home after a rehabilitation program is approximately 71% and our average is 82%. Our staff is extremely gratified by this recognition and our patients reap the benefits”.
Additional information about the Acute Rehabilitation Unit, its rehabilitation programs and its successful outcome measures can be obtained from Judy McTigue, BS, assessment coordinator, at Geneva General Hospital. Ms. McTigue can be reached at (315) 787-4475.
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