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Tampa General Hospital named one of America’s Best Physical Rehab Centers

by | Sep 21, 2021


Tampa General Hospital (TGH) has been named to Newsweek’s America’s Best Physical Rehabilitation Centers 2021, ranking 25h in the nation.

Newsweek partnered with Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider on the Best Physical Rehabilitation Centers list. The list highlights the nation’s top inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) based on quality of care, quality of service, quality of follow-up care and accommodation and amenities.

“In spite of the pandemic, achieving this honor is a testimony of the absolute focus and dedication the team members have in providing world-class, innovative and safe rehabilitation services to all of our patients and their families,” said Michael Daniels, director of rehabilitation services at Tampa General Hospital.

The rankings feature the top 230 centers nationwide and were part of an evaluation process comprised of five steps:

  • Recommendations from Peers: Thousands of medical experts (physicians, therapists, medical doctors, administration & staff working in physical rehabilitation facilities) were invited to an online peer-to-peer survey.
  • Quality Score: Participants were also asked to rank the quality of care, quality of service, quality of follow-up care, accommodations and amenities.
  • KPI (Key Performance Indicators) Data Scores: The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) publishes KPI data for physical rehabilitation centers. The KPI data includes 15 different measures.
  • The Model Systems and CARF Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) Accreditations: Facilities with these accreditations received a bonus to their overall score.

The TGH Rehabilitation Center’s team includes physiatrists, physicians, psychologists, rehabilitation nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, occupational therapists, recreational therapists, social workers, and many others with the goal of fostering an improved quality of life for all patients. As part of the region’s only Level I Trauma Center, Tampa General can provide everything from emergency hospitalization and treatment to outpatient therapies.

A new freestanding 59-bed inpatient rehabilitation facility is currently under construction on Kennedy Boulevard in Tampa and is structured as a joint venture between Tampa General Hospital and Kindred Healthcare. Scheduled to open in April 2022, the new state-of-the-art facility is expected to provide enhanced access to crucial rehabilitation services and to play an important role in the recovery of patients who have experienced debilitating illnesses and injuries.

To view the full ranking, click here.

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