March 05, 2019
FORT WORTH, TX – Medical City Fort Worth ranks in the top 10 percent nationally of inpatient rehabilitation units, according to the IRF database of Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSmr) in 2018.
"We are honored to be recognized as one of the best inpatient rehabilitation facilities in the nation," says Vietta Busby, Director of Therapy Services at Medical City Fort Worth. "Our team comes to work every day with the goal of improving our patients' lives through effective rehabilitation. This recognition validates our team's efforts."
Medical City Fort Worth's inpatient rehabilitation unit was one of 868 inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) qualified to be ranked. The rankings were determined by using UDSmr's program evaluation model (PEM), indicators of efficiency and effectiveness contained in the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Patient Assessment Instrument (IRF-PAI), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' reporting tool for the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System (IRF PPS). The goal of the PEM Report Card is to recognize high-performing facilities for their delivery of quality patient care that is effective, efficient, timely, and patient-centered.
"To recognize the efficient and effective care it provides to its patients, we are pleased to present this award to Medical City Fort Worth," said Troy Hillman, Manager of the Analytical Services Group at UDSMR. "As the creator and caretaker of the nation's largest database of rehabilitation outcomes, and with over 30 years of experience and data, UDSMR continues working with the industry to establish best practices. Development of the PEM Report Card has served as a tool to identify and recognize high-performing facilities, to work with them to learn how they provide efficient and effective care, and to share what we learn with others to elevate the performance of all. We look forward to working with Medical City Fort Worth and the other top performing facilities across the country that rank in the top 10 percent to improve care in all inpatient rehabilitation facilities."
About Medical City Fort Worth
Medical City Fort Worth is licensed for 320 beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services in a wide range of specialties, including cardiac care, neurosciences, oncology, surgical services, orthopedics, kidney transplants and emergency care. Part of the Texas Stroke Institute stroke care network, Medical City Fort Worth is a designated comprehensive stroke center and a Joint Commission certified chest pain center. Designated Magnet® for nursing excellence, the facility is also a Blue Zones Project workplace.