Posted On: November 16, 2021
Springhill Inpatient Rehab Center has been named the best physical rehabilitation center in Alabama by Newsweek magazine in its annual rankings that are produced in partnership with Statista Inc., the world-leading industry ranking provider.
The publication’s “America’s Best Physical Rehabilitation Centers 2021” listing of rehabilitation facilities, released in August, is based on the quality of care, quality of service, quality of follow-up care, and accommodation and amenities relative to the in-state competition. Rankings use a rigorous methodology that includes data from a survey of thousands of medical experts along with quality measures from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. More information about the Newsweek recognition is available at newsweek.com/best-physical- rehabilitation-centers-2021.
“This is such an exciting recognition, and I’m so proud of our team for this achievement,” said Crystal Hinton, Program Director at the Springhill Inpatient Rehab Center. “To be ranked as the best in the entire state is a testament to the high-quality care and exceptional patient experiences we provide. We are honored by this top rating and feel privileged each day to bring hope, healing and recovery to the Mobile community.”
Springhill Inpatient Rehab Center, a partnership between Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services and Springhill Medical Center, is an 11-bed acute rehabilitation unit that cares for adults recovering from conditions such as stroke, neurological disease, post-COVID 19, trauma, limb loss, injury to the brain or spinal cord, and other long-term illnesses or injuries.
In addition, the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit received word in July that the program secured a Certificate of Need to expand by seven additional beds. The goal is to complete the expansion on Unit 2400 early next year, bringing the total number of beds to 18.
“Demand for inpatient rehab beds has been high with the growing volume of COVID-19 patients and the complications associated with the virus,” explains Hinton. “One of the top reasons patients have been unable to admit to Springhill Inpatient Rehab is lack of bed availability.”
This expansion will provide patients with greater access to the program when they need this type of service. The program began at Springhill in 2015, and Dr. Ozgur Oztas is the Medical Director. The hospital features specialized clinical programs, an interdisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, and state-of-the-art technologies to help those suffering from debilitating illnesses or injuries recover, regain strength and agility, and return home.
“For our patients, life has changed in an instant,” Hinton said. “It is our job to teach them how to live again.” Inpatient Rehab provides patients the best opportunity to regain the highest level of function and independence possible through therapy, nursing care, and physician oversight. Inpatient Rehab delivers intensive therapy to each patient 3 hours each day, 5 days a week. Care plans for each patient are individualized to their needs, diagnosis, and functional levels.
“Ultimately, our goal, and most importantly, the patient’s goal, is to regain a functional level that safely allows the patient to return home,” Hinton said. “Springhill Inpatient Rehab is extremely proud of the number of our patients who have increased their independence in our program; have been able to go home and return to doing the things they love the most.”