Atrium Health Named Among America’s “Best Physical Rehabilitation Centers"

08.30.2022 Atrium Health News

Five centers honored in Newsweeks annual rankings

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 30, 2022 Five Atrium Health physical rehabilitation centers have been named to Newsweeks 2022 list of Americas Best Physical Rehabilitation Centers.” Atrium Health Carolinas Rehabilitation,Atrium Health Pineville Rehabilitation Hospital,Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center,Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist High Point Medical Centerand, for the first time, Atrium Health Levine Children’s Hospital are recognized among the top 255 facilities in the nation recognized for providing high-quality rehabilitation.

Taking the top spot in North Carolina, Carolinas Rehabilitation is one of the nation’s leading and largest non-profit teaching rehabilitation hospitals, delivering comprehensive, advanced care and best-in-class outcomes.

This recognition reflects the state-of-the-art and patient-centered care that our rehabilitation team provides to our patients in the Carolinas and from all parts of the world, said Robert Larrison, Jr., enterprise group vice president of the Atrium Health rehabilitation network and president of Atrium Health Carolinas Rehabilitation. We work together with our patients to reach outstanding outcomes and meet their goals, following life-altering injuries such as brain injury, spinal cord injury, strokes and progressive diseases. We are so proud of the incredible work of our team and our patients, as we face those challenges together and get them back to living their fullest life.

Atrium Health Levine Children’s Hospital, which cares for more pediatric rehab patients than any other center in the region, is North Carolina’s only pediatric rehabilitation unit on the list. Its team provides complete inpatient rehabilitation care for infants through age 18, including expertise in brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputation, traumatic injuries, oncologic disease, general decline in functional ability and many other conditions. 

“Our pediatric rehab team is integral to the success of Levine Children’s Hospital, and they play a critical role in the healing of so many children that enter our doors,” said Callie Dobbins, senior vice president, Atrium Health Children’s Services and facility executive, Atrium Health Levine Children’s Hospital. “I’m incredibly proud of our rehab teammates for earning this national recognition, but most importantly, for the compassionate, specialized care they deliver that makes such a positive impact on our children and gets them back home to their families.”  

According to Newsweek, America’s Best Physical Rehabilitation Centers 2022 list highlights the nation’s top inpatient rehabilitation facilities based on quality of care, quality of service, quality of follow-up care and accommodation and amenities. Facilities in the 25 states with the highest number of inpatient rehabilitation facilities – according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services – were part of this study, and results were based on an online survey of more than 4,400 experts on physical rehabilitation.

Every year, millions of Americans sustain catastrophic, life-altering injuries and suffer from progressive neurodegenerative diseases that last longer than three months. About a million people, nationwide, will undergo surgery to replace a knee or hip joint, Newsweek reports. Rehabilitation can significantly affect both the time and quality of recovery for these patients. Finding expert and reliable rehabilitation, though, can be a challenge.

As one of the nations leading and largest non-profit rehabilitation providers, Atrium Health and Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist can meet that need for leading rehabilitation in their communities. Patients are offered an unmatched level of expertise in the Southeast, with rehabilitation programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. Board-certified physicians, nurses and therapists specialize in innovative, personalized therapy for common to complex conditions due to injury or illness, with more than 60 combined locations across North Carolina.

The Newsweek recognition continues a list of honors for rehabilitation within Atrium Health. Carolinas Rehabilitation is ranked among the best rehabilitation hospitals in the nation, according toU.S. News & World Report’s “Best Rehabilitation Hospitalslistings in 2022 and 2021.

Carolinas Rehabilitation has proudly served the Carolinas and beyond for more than 70 years and is preparing to open a new, world-class facility on the campus of Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center. This new, flagship 150,000-square-foot specialized hospital will be a place of innovation with promising breakthroughs in clinical care. The David L. Conlan Center will feature 72 private patient rooms, a 9,300-square-foot outpatient clinic, an outdoor therapy garden, an aquatic therapy program and a center for independent living to help patients relearn activities for daily life.

About Atrium Health 
Atrium Healthis a nationally recognized leader in shaping health outcomes through innovative research, education and compassionate patient care. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Atrium Health is an integrated, nonprofit health system with more than 70,000 teammates serving patients at 40 hospitals and more than 1,400 care locations. It provides care under theAtrium Health Wake Forest Baptist name in the Winston-Salem, North Carolina, region, as well as Atrium Health NavicentandAtrium Health Floydin Georgia and Alabama. Atrium Health is renowned for its top-ranked pediatric, cancer and heart care, as well as organ transplants, burn treatments and specialized musculoskeletal programs. A recognized leader in experiential medical education and groundbreaking research, Wake Forest University School of Medicine is the academic core of the enterprise, including Wake Forest Innovations, which is advancing new medical technologies and biomedical discoveries. Atrium Health is also a leading-edge innovator in virtual care and mobile medicine, providing care close to home and in the home. Ranked nationally among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals in eight pediatric specialties and for rehabilitation, Atrium Health has also received the American Hospital Association’s Quest for Quality Prize and its 2021 Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care Award, as well as the 2020 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Health Equity Award for its efforts to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in care. With a commitment to every community it serves, Atrium Health seeks to improve health, elevate hope and advance healing – for all, providing $2.46 billion last year in free and uncompensated care and other community benefits.