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MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital continues commitment to care excellence by achieving Parkinson’s disease rehabilitation certification

KANSAS CITY, Kans., April 9, 2021 – MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital recently achieved Disease-Specific Care Certification for its Parkinson’s disease rehabilitation program from The Joint Commission. 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 certification of its Parkinson’s disease rehabilitation program. During the review, a Joint Commission expert surveyor evaluated compliance with disease certification standards. The surveyor also conducted virtual observations and interviews.

“MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital is pleased to receive certification for our Parkinson’s disease rehabilitation program from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” said Tiffany Kiehl, CEO of MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital. “Our hospital now holds certification for five rehabilitation programs from The Joint Commission, and our interdisciplinary teams from across the organization continue to work together to develop and implement approaches that have the potential to improve rehabilitative care for the patients in our community.”

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.

During Parkinson’s disease rehabilitation, care teams combine customized treatment plans with advanced technologies to help train patients for everyday tasks. MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital also holds certification for Disease-Specific Care from The Joint Commission for four additional rehabilitation programs, including stroke, spinal cord injury, amputee, and brain injury.

About MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital
MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital, part of Encompass Health, 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 98-bed hospital provides least at 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 Overland Park and surrounding communities, the hospital is located at 5701 West 110th Street. 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, 251 home health locations, and 96 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.