U.S. NEWS &' WORLD REPORT RANKS KESSLER INSTITUTE ONE OF AMERICA’S BEST REHABILITATION HOSPITALS
Nation’s largest rehabilitation hospital ranks #2 in the country; tops in the East
WEST ORANGE, NJ -- Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation has again been ranked as one of the top two rehabilitation hospitals in the country and as the leading facility of its kind in the East by U.S.News & World Report. This marks the 19th consecutive year that Kessler has been listed among the nation’s best hospitals in this annual independent survey.
“We are honored that Kessler has again been named one of the very best rehabilitation hospitals in the country,” said President Robert Brehm. “This achievement reflects our unwavering commitment to clinical excellence and the delivery of quality care. We are proud of our more than 1400 Kessler employees and the work they do each day, but prouder still of our patients whose progress is the true measure of our success.”
Kessler again claimed the second spot in this year’s national rankings, a position it has held for five of the past six years. Top honors went to the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.
According to U.S News, the core mission of Best Hospitals is to help guide patients who need an especially high level of care because of a difficult surgery, a challenging condition, or added risk because of other health problems or age. “These are referral centers where other hospitals send their sickest patients,” said Avery Comarow, U.S. News Health Rankings Editor. “Hospitals like these are ones you or those close to you should consider when the stakes are high.”
Kessler’s Chief Medical Officer Bruce M. Gans, M.D. noted, “To be ranked second among the more than 1100 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and units in the country is important recognition of Kessler’s leadership in patient care, research, education and advocacy. It also highlights the critical role of acute rehabilitation hospitals in helping individuals who have experienced a stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury or other catastrophic injury or illness to rebuild their lives.”
Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation is one of only seven federally-designated Model Systems in the nation for the treatment and research of both traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury. In addition, the hospital provides that same level of comprehensive care and specialized treatment to address the complex needs of individuals with stroke, amputation, neurological disorders, and orthopedic conditions.
The annual U.S. News rehabilitation hospitals list is based on independent surveys of randomly-selected board-certified physicians specializing in rehabilitation medicine who were asked to name the hospitals that provide the best care to patients with serious conditions, regardless of location or expense. For more information, visit www.kessler-rehab.com.