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Newsweek names Siskin Hospital among the nation’s best physical rehabilitation centers

August 25, 2020

Siskin Hospital is named as one of America’s best physical rehabilitation facilities in a national ranking of facilities compiled by Newsweek magazine.

Siskin Hospital is distinguished as one of five top physical rehabilitation facilities in Tennessee and in the top 15 percent in the country. The Best Physical Rehab Centers were chosen based on rigorous methodology which includes data from a survey of thousands of medical experts along with KPI data from the U.S. Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). National rankings are published on Newsweek.com and in the August print edition.

“We are proud to be the only East Tennessee facility so recognized,” said President and CEO Dr. Matt Gibson. “This endorsement honors our commitment to deliver the highest quality of patient care.”

Scores measured reputation and a number of quality indicators for individual inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRF). Reputation criteria include quality of care, quality of service, quality of follow-up care, and accommodation and amenities relative to in-state competition. Quality indicators were based on KPI data scores on several measures, available from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Thousands of medical experts participated in a survey to recommend high-performing facilities. The survey included IRFs in states with the highest number of physical rehabilitation centers, according to data obtained from CMS. IRFs are free-standing rehabilitation hospitals and rehabilitation units in acute-care hospitals. They provide intensive rehabilitation programs; admitted patients must be able to tolerate several hours of intense rehabilitation services per day.

Four other Tennessee rehabilitation facilities were also recognized: two in Nashville, one in Memphis, and one in Germantown.