For Immediate Release
Contact: Derek T. Berry
Media Relations Manager
Washington, D.C. – July 19, 2011 - National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH) has once again been recognized as being among America’s Best Hospitals in 2011 by U.S.News & World Report. NRH is the only rehabilitation hospital in the Washington, D.C. area to be recognized in the rehabilitation category.
For the 17th consecutive year, NRH ranked as one of the top rehabilitation hospitals in the country. It is ranked as one of the top 15 in the nation. (Click here for the complete list of rehabilitation hospitals.) In addition, NRH is ranked as the 4th best hospital overall in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The complete list: http://health.usnews.com/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 Michael Yochelson, M.D., NRH Vice President of Medical Affairs and Medical Director. “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.”
The new rankings recognize more than 600 hospitals in or near cities with a record of high performance in key medical specialties. U.S.News created the Best Hospitals list more than 20 years ago to identify hospitals with exceptionally skilled in handling the most difficult cases. To be ranked in a hospital’s metropolitan area, it had to score in the top 25 among its peers in at least one of 16 specialty area.
National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH) is a private, not-for-profit facility with 137 beds 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. Annually, NRH admits approximately 2,200 inpatients and provides nearly 350,000 ambulatory visits at 34 NRH Regional Rehab outpatient sites located in Washington, D.C., Suburban Maryland and Northern Virginia. We treat patients from the age of 6 and up and our pediatric unit — the National Center for Children’s Rehabilitation at NRH — is a joint service of NRH and Children’s National Medical Center.
NRH has appeared on the “Best Hospitals” list in U.S.News & World Report for 17 consecutive years and is currently ranked among the top hospitals for medical rehabilitation in America. NRH is fully accredited by The Joint Commission and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). 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., parent company to Franklin Square Hospital, Georgetown University Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Harbor Hospital, Montgomery General Hospital, St. Mary’s Hospital, Union Memorial Hospital, Washington Hospital Center and the Visiting Nurses Association. For more on NRH, log on to nrhrehab.org.