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Mount Carmel Rehabilitation Hospital recognized as ‘America’s Best Physical Rehab Centers in 2021’ by Newsweek

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 17, 2021- Mount Carmel Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Encompass Health, has been named to Newsweek’s list of America’s Best Physical Rehab Centers in 2021. This prestigious award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. The awards list was announced in August 2021 and can currently be viewed on Newsweek’s website.

The America’s Best Physical Rehabilitation Centers 2021 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 & amenities. Facilities in the 25 states with the highest number of inpatient rehabilitation facilities – according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) – were part of this study. The rankings feature the top 230 centers nationwide. The evaluation process was comprised of five steps, including:

  • 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 and accommodations & amenities.
  • KPI 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 Accreditations: Facilities with these accreditations received a bonus to their overall score.
  • “Mount Carmel Rehabilitation Hospital is ecstatic to be recognized on Newsweek’s list of America’s Best Physical Rehab Centers in 2021,” said Angela Bridges, Chief Executive Officer of Mount Carmel Rehabilitation Hospital. “This recognition is a testament to our ongoing commitment to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals in our local communities through high quality inpatient rehabilitative services.”

Mount Carmel Rehabilitation Hospital offers comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation services for patients recovering from conditions such as strokes and other neurological disorders, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations, complex orthopedic conditions and cardiac and pulmonary conditions. The multidisciplinary rehabilitation team combines the latest technologies and individualized treatment plans to help patients progress toward independence. The hospital provides at least three hours of comprehensive therapy for five days each week, including physical, occupational and speech therapy, and around-the-clock nursing care.

Serving patients in the Columbus, Ohio area and surrounding communities, the hospital is located at 597 Executive Campus Drive in Westerville. To learn more, visit or follow us on Facebook.

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 145 hospitals, 249 home health locations, and 95 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.