SPAULDING REHABILITATION HOSPITAL HONORED BY US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT "America's Best Hospitals"

BOSTON--Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital has again been recognized as one of the top rehabilitation hospitals in the country, achieving a rank of #6 in the 2014 US News and World Report “America’s Best Hospitals” issue. Spaulding continues to be the only rehabilitation hospital in New England ranked each year since 1995.

“This recognition once again validates the incredible work our dedicated staff does every day to fulfill our mission to improve quality of life for people with disabilities and their families,” said David E. Storto President Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. “We all take enormous pride that our combination of clinical excellence, ground breaking research and teaching and an incredible new facility truly provide our patients one the best rehabilitation experiences in the world.”

Spaulding continues to increase its standing as a leader in care, research and education with its state-of-the-art LEED Gold hospital in Charlestown and major research initiatives such as the Ellen R. and Melvin J. Gordon Center for the Cure and Treatment of Paralysis. Spaulding is also only the second hospital nationwide to be designated as a Model Systems site in all three disciplines of Traumatic Brain Injury, Burn and Spinal Cord Injury.

“To be recognized by your peers as reaching the highest standards is very rewarding. It will energize all of us to push even harder to provide innovative ways to help our patients improve their quality of life any way we can,” Dr. Ross Zafonte, Senior Vice President of Medical Services for Spaulding and the Chair of the Harvard Medical School Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Spaulding has maintained its standard of excellence in healthcare along with fellow Partners HealthCare hospitals 2014 “Honor Roll” members Massachusetts General, Brigham and Women’s, and highly ranked McLean Hospital, all perennial members on the “Best Hospitals” list.

About the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

Founded in 1971, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston is one of the largest rehabilitation facilities in the United States, and is ranked the 6th top rehabilitation hospital in the country by U.S. News & World Report. As the official teaching hospital of the Harvard Medical School Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), Spaulding is at the forefront of research in advances in rehabilitative care. In April 2013, Spaulding opened a new 132-bed facility in Charlestown which is a national model for environmental and inclusive design. With a wide range of inpatient programs and 23 outpatient centers throughout Eastern Massachusetts, Spaulding strives to continually update and improve its programs to offer patients the latest, high-quality care through its leading, expert providers. Spaulding has been awarded a Model Systems designation in three specialty areas- Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury and Brain Injury Rehabilitation- by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research. For more information, please visit www.spauldingrehab.org

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