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Recognized Among Top 10% in the Nation

Rehabilitation Hospital of Southern New Mexico has been named in the Top 10 percent of inpatient rehabilitation facilities in the United States for the 12th year in a row. The hospital’s care was cited as being as being patient-centered, effective, efficient and timely.

“We strive to deliver this higher level of care as our standard,” says Sabrina Martin, CEO of Rehabilitation Hospital of Southern New Mexico. “We have graciously been recognized as a top performing facility for many years now, but we never take it for granted. Our staff is exceptionally passionate about helping patients reach their full potential through the care we provide. We work daily to ensure patients are reaching their highest levels of ability and independence.”

Rehabilitation Hospital of Southern New Mexico was ranked in the Top 10 percent from among 870 inpatient rehabilitation facilities nationwide by the Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR), a non-profit corporation that was developed with support from the U.S. Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research. The UDSMR maintains the world’s largest database of rehabilitation outcomes.

“If you take into account that a national study has previously shown that inpatient rehabilitation facilities provide better long-term results for patients, being ranked at the top of that group validates the quality of care we provide,” says Dr. Kimberly Encapera, Medical Director of Rehabilitation Hospital of Southern New Mexico, referencing a study commissioned by the ARA Research Institute that showed patients treated in inpatient facilities experienced improved quality of life as compared to skilled nursing facilities.

“To provide the highest level of rehabilitative care available in the United States to our own community is truly rewarding,” Martin says. “This means our family, friends, and colleagues don’t need to leave the area to receive the best care available.”

Through the UDSMR, Rehabilitation Hospital of Southern New Mexico also will collaborate with peers throughout the nation to share information and establish best practices for patients. “This helps elevate rehabilitative care for everyone across the United States,” Martin says.

Rehabilitation Hospital of Southern New Mexico provides specialized rehabilitative services to patients who are recovering from or living with disabilities caused by injuries, illnesses, or chronic medical conditions. This includes, but is not limited to, strokes, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, orthopedic injuries, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson’s disease.

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Rehabilitation Hospital of Southern New Mexico Provides Nationally Recognized Care to Community for 11th Year in Row

For the 11th year in a row, Rehabilitation Hospital of Southern New Mexico has been acknowledged for providing nationally recognized rehabilitative care to its patients. The hospital was ranked in the Top 10% of inpatient rehabilitation facilities nationwide for providing care that is patient-centered, effective, efficient and timely.

“What this means to the community and region is that we’re providing the highest level of rehabilitative care available in the United States,” says Sabrina Martin, CEO of Rehabilitation Hospital of Southern New Mexico. “Patients and their families don’t have to leave the area to receive the latest in clinical protocols – we’re providing it here in our own backyard.”

The hospital was ranked from among 781 inpatient rehabilitation facilities nationwide by the Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR). The UDSMR is a non-profit corporation that was developed with support from the U.S. Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research. UDSMR maintains the world’s largest database for medical rehabilitation outcomes.

“This national ranking speaks highly of the commitment and dedication of our employees and medical staff,” Martin says. “Our staff is passionate about helping patients return home at their highest possible levels of function and independence. For anyone who has ever had a family member or friend needing healthcare, that matters. We consider it a privilege to be able to provide this higher standard of care to our community.”

Rehabilitation Hospital of Southern New Mexico provides specialized rehabilitative services to patients who are recovering from disabilities caused by injuries, illnesses, or chronic medical conditions. This includes strokes, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and amputations, along with illnesses such as ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease.

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