Our goal — like that of our patients — is to optimize their physical and functional recovery. Through Kessler's comprehensive program of medical, nursing and therapy care, as well as extensive support services, we help each patient to regain strength, recover skills and return to their daily activities with as much independence as possible.
Depending on the nature and extent of their condition, our patients will have different rehabilitation goals and will progress at their or own speed. To help ensure that we are providing the highest level of quality care and treatment, we measure and report our patients' outcomes.
Outcomes are measured using several indicators, including the standard Functional Improvement Measure (FIM), which reflects both overall and specific improvement in activities of daily living – such as bathing, dressing, motor skills, and ambulation – as well and discharge disposition and patient satisfaction.
In 2011, for example, more than 6600 individuals chose Kessler for their inpatient rehabilitation. Despite the fact that our patients typically present with greater medical complexity than at other centers across the country, they experienced greater functional gains – and expressed greater satisfaction with their progress and our hospital's specialized programs.
Read our 2011 Patient Profile report.