MedStar NRH ranked #11 nationally and #3 in D.C. region according to U.S.News & World Report 2012 rankings.
For Immediate Release
Contact: Derek T. Berry
WASHINGTON, DC – July 17, 2012 – MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital (MedStar NRH) has once again been ranked by physicians as one of America’s Best Hospitals in 2012 in the July issue of U.S.News & World Report.
For the 18th consecutive year, MedStar NRH is ranked by physicians as one of the top rehabilitation hospitals in the country, coming in at number 11 overall. (Click here for the complete list of rehabilitation hospitals.) In addition, MedStar NRH is ranked as the 3rd best hospital overall in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The complete list of regional rankings: http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/washington-dc
Sister MedStar Health hospitals MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital were also named among the top five ‘best’ hospitals in the D.C. region.
“We are very proud to be recognized by our peers in the medical community for our efforts in providing our patients with high quality healthcare,” said Michael Yochelson, MD, MedStar NRH Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer. “This ranking is a testament to the dedication, commitment and experience of our Team Members at MedStar 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 to identify hospitals exceptionally skilled in handling the most difficult cases. Rehabilitation rankings are reputational scores as identified by physiatrists nationwide.
About MedStar National Rehabilitation Network
MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital is a private, not-for-profit facility with 137 beds located in Northwest Washington, D.C. MedStar 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, MedStar NRH admits approximately 2,200 inpatients and provides nearly 350,000 ambulatory visits at 34 MedStar National Rehabilitation Network outpatient sites located in Washington, D.C., 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 — is a joint service of MedStar NRH and Children’s National Medical Center.
MedStar NRH has appeared on the “Best Hospitals” list in U.S. News & World Report for 18 consecutive years and is currently ranked among the top hospitals for medical rehabilitation in America. MedStar NRH is fully accredited by The Joint Commission and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). We have CARF accredited specialty programs for Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, and Stroke. MedStar NRH is a proud member of MedStar Health., parent company to MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, MedStar Harbor Hospital, MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, MedStar Washington Hospital Center and the MedStar Visiting Nurse Association. For more on MedStar NRH, log on to medstarnrh.org.
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