For Immediate Release
Contact: Derek T. Berry
Media Relations Manager
Washington, DC – March 29, 2011 – National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH), a proud member of MedStar Health, is ranked 5th out of 26 hospitals in the Washington, D.C. region in U.S. News & World Report’s first-ever Best Hospitals metro area rankings. The complete list can be found here: www.usnews.com/hospitals.
NRH is the only rehabilitation hospital to be recognized on the list. Other MedStar Health hospitals on the list in the D.C. area besides National Rehabilitation Hospital include: Washington Hospital Center (ranked first) and Georgetown University Hospital (ranked third).
The new rankings recognize 622 hospitals in or near major cities with a record of high performance in key medical specialties, including 132 of 152 hospitals already identified as best in the nation. NRH has consistently been on U.S. News America’s Best Hospitals list for 16 consecutive years.
The new metro area rankings are relevant to a much wider range of healthcare consumers. They are aimed primarily at consumers whose care may not demand the special expertise found only at nationally ranked Best Hospitals.
“We are very proud to be recognized by U.S.News & World Report for our efforts in providing our patients with high quality healthcare,” said John Rockwood, NRH President. “This ranking is a testament to the dedication, commitment and experience of our Team Members at NRH, as well as the support of our community. We are grateful to our colleagues for this recognition and it inspires us to continue to provide our patients with compassionate care and innovative programs and techniques, which will empower them to lead productive, independent lives.”
National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH) is a private, not-for-profit facility located in Northwest Washington, D.C. NRH’s services are designed specifically for the rehabilitation of individuals with disabling injuries and illnesses such as stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury and disease, arthritis, amputations, post-polio syndrome, chronic pain, back and neck pain, occupational injuries, cancer and cardiac disease that require medical rehabilitation, and other neurological and orthopedic conditions. NRH admits approximately 2,200 inpatients annually, has appeared on the “Best Hospitals” list in U.S. News & World Report for 16 consecutive years and is currently ranked among the top hospitals in medical rehabilitation in America. NRH has CARF accredited specialty programs for Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, and Stroke. In addition, NRH’s Spinal Cord Injury Program has been designated one of only 14 Model SCI Systems of care in the country by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), a part of the Department of Education. NRH is a proud member of MedStar Health. For more on NRH, log on to medstarnrh.org.