CHS Rehab Hospitals Receive Exceptional Scores for 2013

(February 18, 2014, Lauderdale Lakes, FL) Officials at Catholic Health Services announced that in a report issued by UDS for 2013 medical rehabilitation outcome results, St. Catherine’s Rehabilitation Hospitals (North Miami and Hialeah Gardens) scored in the 88th percentile out of almost 800 facilities nationwide and St. Anthony’s Rehabilitation Hospital (Lauderdale Lakes) stands in the 97th percentile. The rankings were determined by UDSMR’s program evaluation model (PEM), a case mix-adjusted and severity-adjusted tool that provides facilities with a composite performance score and percentile ranking drawn from nearly three-quarters of all IRFs (inpatient rehabilitation facilities) in the country.

UDSMR’s PEM Report Card uses the indicators of efficiency and effectiveness contained in the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Patient Assessment Instrument (IRF-PAI), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ reporting tool for the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System (IRF PPS).

“This year’s outstanding results demonstrate our team’s commitment to excellence. We continue to establish higher standards as each hospital gained several percentile points over last year’s already impressive performance. These numbers, once again, put our rehabilitation hospitals at the top of the field nationally and reinforce the dedication our staff exhibits to every patient we treat,” comments James Ball, COO for Catholic Health Services, as he speaks of the organization’s exceptional performance. “We are very proud of our professionals who devote themselves to improving the lives of our patients and celebrate this well-deserved recognition.”

The goal of the PEM Report Card is to recognize high performing rehabilitation hospitals for their delivery of quality patient care that is effective, efficient, timely, and patient-centered. 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.

Catholic Health Services has three stand-alone Rehabilitation Hospitals and one outpatient satellite facility. All rehabilitation hospitals, which have predominately private rooms, are equipped with modern, state-of-the-art technologies that enhance recovery and facilitate a return to prior levels of function among individuals with injuries, impairments and disabilities. For additional information, visit: catholichealthservices.org ###