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Rusk Rehabilitation Hospital demonstrates commitment to excellence by achieving recertification for five disease-specific rehabilitation programs

COLUMBIA, Mo., Sept. 16, 2021 – Rusk Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Encompass Health and MU Health Care, recently achieved recertification for Disease-Specific Care from The Joint Commission for five of its rehabilitation programs, including stroke, spinal cord injury, amputee, brain injury, and hip fracture. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.

The inpatient rehabilitation hospital underwent a rigorous survey for recertification of each program. During the review, a Joint Commission expert surveyor evaluated compliance with disease certification standards. The surveyor also conducted virtual observations and interviews.

“Rusk Rehabilitation Hospital is pleased to be recertified in five disease-specific care programs from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” said Tom Tisone, CEO of Rusk Rehabilitation Hospital. “Continuing to prioritize these certifications is evidence of our hospital’s commitment to provide high-quality care to each patient we have the privilege to serve. Our interdisciplinary teams from across the organization continue to collaborate and utilize advanced technologies to help patients reach their rehabilitation goals with a focus on care excellence.”

The Joint Commission’s hospital standards are developed in consultation with healthcare experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. The standards are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help hospitals measure, assess and improve performance. The Joint Commission has accredited hospitals for more than 60 years. More than 4,000 general, children’s, long-term acute, psychiatric, rehabilitation and specialty hospitals currently maintain accreditation from The Joint Commission.

Rusk Rehabilitation Hospital provides patients with an individualized treatment plan that includes physical, occupational and speech therapies. With at least three hours of comprehensive therapy for five days each week and around-the-clock nursing care, teams of expert clinicians combine customized treatment plans with advanced technologies to help train patients for everyday tasks.

Rusk Rehabilitation Hospital is a 60-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation services. Serving patients in Columbia and surrounding communities, the hospital is located at 315 Business Loop 70 West. To learn more, visit

About Encompass Health
As a national leader in integrated healthcare services, Encompass Health (NYSE: EHC) offers both facility‑based and home‑based patient care through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies and hospice agencies. With a national footprint that includes 144 hospitals, 249 home health locations, and 94 hospice locations in 42 states and Puerto Rico, the Company provides high‑quality, cost-effective integrated healthcare. Encompass Health is ranked as one of Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For. For more information, visit, or follow us on our newsroom, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.