Mercy Medical Center recognized on best rehab centers list

Mercy Medical Center

Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids has been recognized on Newsweek America’s Best Physical Rehabilitation Centers 2022 list.

According to a news release sent by Mercy, the list highlights the nation’s top inpatient rehabilitation facilities based on quality of care, quality of service, quality of follow-up care, and accommodation and amenities.

Newsweek’s rankings are made on a state and regional basis. The 25 states with the most facilities were awarded individually, and the remaining states were grouped into four regions: Northeast, Midwest, West and South.

Mercy was evaluated in the Midwest region and was the only Iowa hospital ranked in the top 10.

“Mercy’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit (IRU) is proud to be recognized as one of the most highly regarded physical rehabilitation facilities in the country,” said IRU Medical Director, Carla Schulz, MD, FAAFP, in the release. “We strive to take excellent care of our patients and we have good outcomes. This recognition reflects our remarkable teamwork and is further evidence that the care we provide to our patients is effective, efficient and patient-centered.”

Newsweek honored 255 inpatient facilities overall, based on the results of an online survey of more than 4,400 experts on physical rehabilitation.

Earlier this year, Mercy’s IRU was awarded the Uniform Data System (UDS) for Medical Rehabilitation Top Performer Award in recognition of its outstanding rehabilitation program performance, according to the release.

Additionally, in 2020, Mercy’s IRU received a three-year accreditation from CARF International (Certified Acute Rehab Facility), which was earned in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. CARF-accredited facilities must meet the most rigorous standards and show a demonstrated commitment to the best patient care.