PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- MossRehab, part of Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, has been named one of the country’s top ten rehabilitation facilities in the 2011 U.S. News & World Report magazine survey of “America’s Best Hospitals.” MossRehab ranked ninth nationally on a list of rehab hospitals based on voting by those who should know: board-certified, randomly selected physiatrists who were surveyed by a company retained by the magazine. MossRehab is also the top ranked facility of its type in Pennsylvania.
John Whyte, MD, PhD, director of MossRehab Rehabilitation Research Institute, said MossRehab is a “trendsetter." "Hospitals that rank high on the list typically are leaders, not just followers – places that develop new approaches, that have attention to quality, that do a lot of teaching and advocacy, we're really the trendsetting facilities," he said. "We have not only good clinical services but also are leaders in research and education and I think that contributes to our reputation."
From the long-distance crafting of an arm prosthesis for a child in Uganda, to the clinical trial and implementation of a revolutionary device that allows paralyzed patients to walk again, MossRehab provides new possibilities for patients from around the world.
Thomas Smith, Jr., for instance, was comatose when he was brought to MossRehab several years ago after being severely beaten. “I had to relearn how to do everything,” he said, “how to walk and talk and even how to go to the bathroom.” Thanks to the treatment and therapy he received, he now lives independently, has returned to work, and has resumed a normal life, including trips to the theater. “Everyone at MossRehab made me feel like they were family,” Smith said. “The care I received was outstanding.”
MossRehab is a 197-bed facility that treats 22,000 inpatients and 140,000 outpatients a year for profound injuries of the brain and spinal cord as well as stroke, musculoskeletal disorders, orthopedic or sports-related injuries, amputation and joint replacement. The staff includes world-renowned experts in rehabilitation medicine and is globally recognized for its research programs and superior patient outcomes. MossRehab is especially focused on helping patients regain mobility and cognitive skill so they can return to productive lives.
Respondents who were surveyed by RTI International in Triangle Park, NC were asked where they’d send a loved one for treatment for a specific medical problem if money and location weren’t an issue. U.S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Hospitals” is a popular resource for consumers as a reliable guide to health care providers. For complete survey information, see the magazine’s “America’s Best Hospitals” issue at www.usnews.com/best hospitals.
MossRehab has two main facilities – MossRehab at Elkins Park, located at 60 Township Line Road in Elkins Park, PA, and MossRehab at 1200 West Tabor Road in Philadelphia. There are also MossRehab inpatient units, outpatient sites and various community programs in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. For more information, call 1-800-CALL MOSS or visit www.mossrehab.com.
About Albert Einstein Healthcare Network
Albert Einstein Healthcare Network is a 1,234-bed integrated delivery network with more than 8,500 employees serving the communities of Philadelphia and Montgomery Counties, Pa. The network’s primary location, Albert Einstein Medical Center, one of the largest academic medical centers in the Delaware Valley, provides training and education for more than 450 residents and fellows. Einstein Healthcare Network also provides a comprehensive range of healthcare services through the Einstein at Elkins Park hospital campus, MossRehab, Montgomery Hospital Medical Center, Belmont Behavioral Health, Einstein at Germantown, Willowcrest (a center for subacute care), outpatient facilities such as Center One, and a network of approximately 500 employed primary care physicians and specialists through Einstein Neighborhood Healthcare, Einstein Specialty Physicians, and Fornance Physician Services, Inc. Construction is underway for a fourth full-service, acute care campus located in East Norriton, Pa., scheduled to open in September, 2012. For more information, visit www.einstein.edu or call 1-800-EINSTEIN.
Damien Woods, 215-456-7326
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