From Staff Reports
JEFFERSON COUNTY – HealthSouth Lakeshore Rehabilitation Hospital has received top recognition from Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR) for the second year. The hospital ranked in the top ten percent of qualifying rehabilitation hospitals for 2015 and 2012.
UDSMR is a non-profit group that evaluates rehabilitation hospitals on their delivery of quality 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 tenth year that UDSMR® has issued the awards.
In 2015, HealthSouth Lakeshore is pleased to report that:
- The average length of patient stay was 12.29 days.
- 76.4 percent of HealthSouth Lakeshore patients were able to go home at discharge.
- It holds disease-specific care certification from The Joint Commission for its stroke rehabilitation program.
“Our staff works hard to achieve great results, and I applaud them for their unwavering commitment to quality patient care,” said Vickie Demers, chief executive officer of HealthSouth Lakeshore. “Patients have a choice and we welcome them to explore the specialized, state-of-the-art rehabilitation services that our hospital has to offer.”
The data used for this report was based on 12 months of 2015 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 zero to 100 relative to the 782 qualifying subscribers in the UDSMR database.