Northern Colorado Rehabilitation Hospital has been ranked in the top 10 percent of inpatient rehabilitation facilities in the United States for the 9th consecutive year. The ranking was provided by the Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR), a not-for-profit corporation that was developed with support from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, a component of the U.S Department of Education.
The UDSMR ranks rehabilitation facilities based upon care that is patient-centered, effective, efficient, and timely. Northern Colorado Rehabilitation Hospital was ranked this past year out of 783 inpatient rehabilitation facilities nationwide.
“It’s an honor to be recognized as a national leader,” says Beth Bullard, CEO of Northern Colorado Rehabilitation Hospital. “I believe it’s a reflection of our serious commitment to the community to continually strive to provide high quality rehabilitative care to our patients. But, what I’m most excited about is that we’re bringing nationally recognized care right here to our own community – meaning that our patients don’t have to leave the area to receive it.”
“Through UDSMR, we’re also able to help elevate rehabilitative care for everyone across the United States because we collaborate with peers to share information and establish best practices for patients,” Bullard continues.
UDSMR, which administers the world’s largest medical rehabilitation database, provides common language and measurement tools to monitor patient results. The data used for the most current ranking was based on 12 months of information from 2014 from both Medicare and non-Medicare patients. The results were combined and weighted into a score, and each facility was then assigned a percentile rank.