Tulane Medical Center
October 18, 2021

The Tulane Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit, located at Tulane Lakeside Hospital in Metairie, is on Newsweek's list of America's Best Physical Rehab Centers 2021. This is the second consecutive year Tulane Inpatient Rehabilitation has achieved this prestigious commendation for providing quality care that exceeds standards. The award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider.

The America's Best Physical Rehabilitation Centers 2021 list highlights the nation's top inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) based on quality of care, quality of service, quality of follow-up care and accommodation & 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 230 centers nationwide. The evaluation process was comprised of five steps:

  • Recommendations from peers: Thousands of medical experts (physicians, therapists, medical doctors, administration & 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.

“We are incredibly proud to have Tulane Inpatient Rehabilitation Center once again named as a top physical rehab center in the country. This award validates our patient-focused care model and the quality care provided by our physical rehabilitation team of therapists, nurses, physicians and support staff,” said Ben Hughes, associate chief operating officer at Tulane Lakeside Hospital. “We are proud to live by our health system's mission to provide world-class care, as confirmed by this prestigious award.”

Tulane's Inpatient Rehabilitation Center is designed to assist anyone who is functionally limited due to injury or disease such as a stroke, spinal cord injury, amputation, multiple trauma, orthopedic injury, neuromuscular disease, or are lengthy hospital stay. Our specialized rehabilitation team helps patients reach their goals and return to home, work or school through a holistic care approach that might include physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy.

Learn more about Tulane Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit