Kessler Institute named #2 Rehabilitation Hospital in the Nation
Kessler Ranked Among America's Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report
WEST ORANGE, NJ -- Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation (www.kessler-rehab.com) has again been ranked as one of the top two rehabilitation hospitals in the country and as the leading facility of its kind in New Jersey and the greater New York metropolitan region by U.S.News & World Report. This marks the 21thconsecutive 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 is meaningful acknowledgement of our commitment to deliver the quality care and advanced treatment that enables individuals with brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, orthopedic conditions, amputation and other injuries or illnesses to rebuild their lives. We are proud of our more than 2000 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 has held the number two spot in the national rankings for eight of the past nine years. According to U.S News, the annual rankings recognize hospitals that excel in the treatment the most challenging patients. “A hospital that emerges from our analysis as one of best has much to be proud of,” said Avery Comarow, U.S. News Health Rankings Editor. “These hospitals … should be on your list when you need the best care; they are where other hospitals send the toughest cases.”
Kessler’s Chief Medical Officer Bruce M. Gans, M.D. added that, “To be ranked second among the more than 1100 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and units in the country is important recognition of Kessler’s leadership not only in patient care, but in research, education and advocacy initiatives.”
Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation is one of only eight federally-designated Model Systems in the nation for the treatment and research of both traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury, a distinction it shares with the Kessler Foundation. The hospital provides that same level of comprehensive care and specialized treatment to address the complex needs of individuals with stroke, amputation, neurological diseases, and orthopedic conditions.
The annual U.S. News Rehabilitation Hospitals list is based on an independent survey of randomly-selected board-certified physicians specializing in physical medicine and 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.