June 24, 2020
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).
“We are honored to be recognized as one of the best inpatient rehabilitation facilities in the nation,” says Heather Hargrove, Director of Inpatient Rehabilitation at Medical City Fort Worth. “Our team comes to work every day with the goal of excellence always care and improving our patients’ lives through effective rehabilitation. This recognition validates our team’s efforts.”
Patient experience is the top priority of the Medical City Fort Worth inpatient rehabilitation unit as evidenced in its “You First” motto. The unit, one of 868 inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) qualified to be ranked, offers one on one therapy in a dedicated gym, individualized plans of care, effective clinical communication and attainable goals to help patients recover faster.
The rankings were determined by using UDSMR’s program evaluation model (PEM), a case mix–adjusted and severity-adjusted tool that provides facilities with a composite performance score and percentile ranking drawn from nearly three-quarters of all IRFs in the country. 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. “The PEM Report Card has served as a tool to identify and recognize high-performing facilities, working with them to learn how they provide efficient and effective care, and sharing 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 348 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.