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Newsweek: Siskin Hospital again among nation’s best physical rehabilitation centers

August 31, 2021

For the second consecutive year, 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 top two physical rehabilitation facilities in Tennessee and in the top 20 percent in the country. The Best Physical Rehab Centers were chosen based on a 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). This national ranking is published on Newsweek.com and in the August print edition.

“We are proud to be the highest-ranked rehabilitation facility in East Tennessee, and second-highest in the state of Tennessee,” 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 physical rehabilitation services per day.