Mercy’s Inpatient Rehabilitation unit receives Top Performer Award

The Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit (IRU) at Mercy Cedar Rapids has been awarded the Uniform Data System (UDS) for Medical Rehabilitation Top Performer Award in recognition of its outstanding rehabilitation program performance. UDS maintains the world’s largest database for medical rehabilitation outcomes.

“We strive to take excellent care of our patients and we have good outcomes,” said IRU Medical Director Dr. Carla Schulz. “Ranking in the 97th percentile proves just what remarkable teamwork can do. This award recognizes that the care we provide to our patients is effective, efficient and patient-centered.”

Mercy’s IRU ranks in the top 25 in the nation among a pool of more than 850 rehabilitation hospitals. Additionally, it’s rated in the top four of more than 100 IRUs with its partner, LifePoint Health – a national company that specializes in rehabilitation.

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 rigorous standards and show a demonstrated commitment to patient care.