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NCH Recognized as One of America’s Best Physical Rehabilitation Centers By Newsweek 

August 31, 2022

Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) has made Newsweek’s list of America’s Best Physical Rehabilitation Centers for 2022. NCH ranked 6th in the state of Illinois. This prestigious award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. The awards list can currently be viewed on Newsweek’s website.

“NCH is ecstatic to be recognized on Newsweek’s list of America’s Best Physical Rehabilitation Centers. We are extremely proud of the entire Rehab team,” said NCH Executive Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Kim Maguire. “The team is committed to providing the highest quality care to our patients and this honor truly reflects the dedication of this extraordinary team.”

The honor highlights the nation’s top inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) based on quality of care, service, follow-up care, accommodation and amenities. Facilities in the 25 states with the highest number of inpatient rehabilitation facilities – according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) – were part of this study. The rankings feature the top 255 centers nationwide. The evaluation process was comprised of five steps:

Recommendations from peers: Thousands of medical experts (physicians, therapists, medical doctors, administration and staff working in physical rehabilitation facilities) were invited to an online peer-to-peer survey.

Quality Score: Participants were also asked to rank the quality of care, quality of service, quality of follow-up care and accommodations and amenities.

KPI Data Scores: The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) publishes KPI data for physical rehabilitation centers. The KPI data includes 15 different measures.

The Model Systems and CARF Accreditations: Facilities with these accreditations received a bonus to their overall score.