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Greenwood Transitional Rehabilitation Unit Named Best Nursing Home

Greenwood Transitional Rehabilitation Unit has been named one of the Best Nursing Homes by U.S. News & World Report. The ratings, released annually since 2009, are based on data collected and published by the Federal government.

“Our Greenwood Transitional Rehabilitation Unit has highly skilled and attentive staff that work closely with our residents and families to ensure they have an exceptional stay,” says Kristin Manske, CEO of Greenwood Regional Rehabilitation Hospital. “Being recognized as one of the 2018-2019 U.S. News Best Nursing Homes is a wonderful achievement, not just for our staff but for the Greenwood community.”

To be recognized as one of the 2018-2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Nursing Homes, a facility must receive a rating of “High Performing”. Of the 15,616 nursing homes evaluated, 2,975 facilities were recognized with the “Best Nursing Home” label. That puts Greenwood Transitional Rehabilitation Unit in the top 12% of short-stay rehab units.

“We are the only short-term rehabilitation facility that has full-time medical coverage from a specialty trained physical medicine and rehabilitation physician,” says Dr. Clifford Monda, Medical Director of Greenwood Regional Rehabilitation Hospital. “Having an individualized treatment plan for our residents helps to promote overall wellness and improved functional outcomes.”

“We believe that everyone deserves the best care possible,” says Elizabeth Bencebi, RN, Nursing Home Administrator of Greenwood Transitional Care Unit. “Our attention to providing quality care is a major factor in producing the outstanding outcomes GTRU is known for.”

Greenwood Transitional Care Unit is a short-term rehabilitation unit located on the campus of Greenwood Regional Rehabilitation Hospital. The unit provides services for patients with functional deficits as a result of debilitating illnesses or injuries, focusing on the skills required for a safe discharge to home. Greenwood Transitional Care Unit features a 6000 square foot therapy gym, a pool for aquatic therapy and a therapy courtyard.

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Recognized Among Top 10% in the Nation

Greenwood Regional Rehabilitation Hospital has been named in the Top 10 percent of inpatient rehabilitation facilities in the United States for the 10th year in a row. The hospital’s care was cited as being as being patient-centered, effective, efficient and timely.

“We strive to deliver this higher level of care as our standard,” says Kristin Manske, CEO of Greenwood Regional Rehabilitation Hospital. “We have graciously been recognized as a top performing facility for many years now, but we never take it for granted. Our staff is exceptionally passionate about helping patients reach their full potential through the care we provide. We work daily to ensure patients are reaching their highest levels of ability and independence.”

Greenwood Regional Rehabilitation Hospital was ranked in the Top 10 percent from among 870 inpatient rehabilitation facilities nationwide by the Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR), a non-profit corporation that was developed with support from the U.S. Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research. The UDSMR maintains the world’s largest database of rehabilitation outcomes.

“If you take into account that a national study has previously shown that inpatient rehabilitation facilities provide better long-term results for patients, being ranked at the top of that group validates the quality of care we provide,” says Dr. Clifford Monda, Medical Director of Greenwood Regional Rehabilitation Hospital, referencing a study commissioned by the ARA Research Institute that showed patients treated in inpatient facilities experienced improved quality of life as compared to skilled nursing facilities.

“To provide the highest level of rehabilitative care available in the United States to our own community is truly rewarding,” Manske says. “This means our family, friends, and colleagues don’t need to leave the area to receive the best care available.”

Through the UDSMR, Mountain Valley Regional Rehabilitation Hospital also will collaborate with peers throughout the nation to share information and establish best practices for patients. “This helps elevate rehabilitative care for everyone across the United States,” Manske says.

Greenwood Regional Rehabilitation Hospital provides specialized rehabilitative services to patients who are recovering from or living with disabilities caused by injuries, illnesses, or chronic medical conditions. This includes, but is not limited to, strokes, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, orthopedic injuries, cerebral palsy, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson’s disease.

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Greenwood Regional Rehabilitation Hospital Provides Nationally Recognized Care to Community for 9th Year in Row

For the 9th year in a row, Greenwood Regional Rehabilitation Hospital has been acknowledged for providing nationally recognized rehabilitative care to its patients. The hospital was ranked in the Top 10% of inpatient rehabilitation facilities nationwide for providing care that is patient-centered, effective, efficient and timely.

“This means that in the Greenwood area, we’re providing the highest level of rehabilitative care available anywhere in the United States right now,” says Kristin Manske, CEO of Greenwood Regional Rehabilitation Hospital. “Patients and their families don’t have to leave the area to receive the latest in technology and clinical protocols – we’re providing it here in our own backyard.”

The hospital was ranked from among 781 inpatient rehabilitation facilities nationwide by the Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR). The UDSMR is a non-profit corporation that was developed with support from the U.S. Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research. UDSMR maintains the world’s largest database for medical rehabilitation outcomes.

“This national ranking speaks highly of the commitment and dedication of our employees and medical staff,” Manske says. “Our staff is passionate about helping patients return home at their highest possible levels of productivity and independence. And for anyone who has ever as had a family member or friend needing healthcare, that matters. We consider it a privilege to be able to provide this higher standard of care to our community.”

Greenwood Regional Rehabilitation Hospital provides specialized rehabilitative services to patients who are recovering from disabilities caused by injuries, illnesses, or chronic medical conditions. This includes strokes, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and amputations, along with illnesses such as cerebral palsy, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease.

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