Newsweek has recognised Tampa General Hospital (TGH) as one of the best physical rehabilitation centres in the United States for the year 2022. The inpatient rehabilitation programme at Tampa General Hospital is rated tenth in the state of Florida for its quality of treatment, quality of service, quality of follow-up care, quality accommodations, and quality facilities.
“From the inpatient setting to the outpatient services, our rehabilitation staff are singularly focused on inventing programmes to enhance the health and quality of life of our patients,” said John Couris, president and CEO of Tampa General, who is also the organization’s chairman of the board. They are always looking for innovative methods and the most up-to-date technology for their patients, as well as working to improve the overall experience that our patients have here.
A cross-disciplinary approach is used by the rehabilitation team at Tampa General Hospital. This strategy is used for all of the hospital’s rehabilitation services, including those for adults, children, and outpatients. Patients’ quality of life is enhanced because to the collaborative efforts of a large number of healthcare professionals, including doctors, psychologists, nurses, occupational therapists, recreational therapists, speech pathologists, and social workers, who are all members of the team. The following conditions are treated through rehabilitation services:
Amputation, Stroke, Brain Injury, Neurological Conditions, Spinal Cord Injury, Traumatic Injury, and Orthopedic Injury are some of the injuries that may result from trauma.
In May, Tampa General Hospital and Kindred Therapy Services (KRS), a business unit of LifePoint Health, unveiled the TGH Rehabilitation Hospital. It is a brand-new, 80-bed inpatient facility that is state-of-the-art and designed for patients who need a higher degree of rehabilitation. In order to facilitate recuperation and healing, the freestanding hospital incorporates elements such as natural light and calming hues, in addition to cutting-edge rehabilitation technology. It features a separate unit for patients recovering from neurological conditions such as stroke and traumatic brain injury, a gym for physical and occupational therapy featuring a ceiling-mounted body weight support harness system for patients relearning balance and walking skills while rebuilding their strength, and an outdoor courtyard with recreational and activity spaces that include a bocce court, putting green, and garden site.
According to Heather Higgins, Chief Executive Officer of TGH Rehabilitation Hospital, “With our new location in a freestanding building in the metro Tampa area, the new TGH Rehabilitation Hospital expands access to proven inpatient rehabilitation recovery and care.” “With our new location in a freestanding building in the metro Tampa area,” “This honour is a credit to the collaborative effort, knowledge, and attention to detail that went into building a great inpatient rehabilitation institution,”
The Tampa Medical and Research District serves as an innovation centre for the health care industry across the area and the state. The new TGH Rehabilitation Hospital is located inside this district and is a component of it.
For its ranking of the best inpatient physical rehabilitation facilities, Newsweek collaborated with Statista Inc., a multinational organisation specialising in market research and data collection. The rankings were determined based on a stringent methodology that included a nationwide online survey of over 4,400 medical professionals who have knowledge of physical rehabilitation centres as well as an analysis of key performance indicator (KPI) data scores that were published by the United States Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Rankings were determined by state or region (CMS).
A second factor that was considered in the assessment process was whether or not the rehabilitation facilities had been honoured by the Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) or the Model System. The CARF has granted accreditation to Tampa General Hospital’s inpatient rehabilitation services for both adults and children. Additionally, the Florida State Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Program has recognised it as a provider of rehabilitative services for those who have been injured (BSCIP).
In addition to being ranked among the top 10 inpatient rehabilitation facilities in the state of Florida by Newsweek, the rehabilitation programme at Tampa General Hospital is ranked 40th in the nation in the annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings published by U.S. News & World Report for the years 2022-2023.