HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Florence Receives National Recognition for Exceptional Patient Care


Florence, S.C.– HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Florence has received top recognition from Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR®) for 2014. The hospital ranked in the top ten percent of qualifying rehabilitation hospitals for 2014.

UDSMR® is a non-profit group that evaluates rehabilitation hospitals on their delivery of quality care that is effective, efficient, timely and patient-centered. To determine the rankings, UDSMR® uses a system that measures the efficiency and effectiveness of a hospital’s rehabilitation programs. The system evaluates and tracks a patient’s progress through the rehabilitation process to document gains. This is the ninth year that UDSMR® has issued the awards.

In 2014, HealthSouth Florence is pleased to report that:

  • The average length of patient stay was 14.16 days.
  • 82% percent of HealthSouth Florence patients were able to go home at discharge.
  • It holds disease-specific certifications from the Joint Commission for its stroke rehabilitation program. 

“Our UDSMR® ranking allows us to benchmark our performance against national data and confirms our ability to help our patients achieve excellent outcomes,” said Chief Executive Officer of HealthSouth Florence Jill Strawn. “The rehabilitation programs and services at HealthSouth Florence help patients reach a higher functional level in a shorter period of time, which helps them to return to normal life more quickly.”

The data used for this report was based on 12 months of 2014 data, drawn from both Medicare and non-Medicare patients. The results were weighted and combined into a single composite score, and each hospital was assigned a percentile rank from zero to 100 relative to the 783 qualifying subscribers in the UDSMR® database.

About UDSMR®
About UDSMR®: Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR®) is a division of UB Foundation Activities Inc., a not-for-profit corporation affiliated with the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. Founded in 1987, UDSMR® administers the world’s largest medical rehabilitation database, and its instruments provide the field with a common language and measurement tools for outcomes and functional assessment. CMS has adopted UDSMR®’s FIM™ instrument as the basis for the IRF PPS, and UDSMR® provides exclusive training and support to the agency.

About HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Florence
HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Florence is an 88-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation services. Serving patients throughout South Carolina as well as Southeastern North Carolina, the hospital is located at 900 E. Cheves Street and on the Web at

About HealthSouth
HealthSouth is one of the nation’s largest providers of post-acute healthcare services, offering both facility-based and home-based post-acute services in 33 states and Puerto Rico through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies, and hospice agencies. HealthSouth can be found on the Web at

Source: HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Florence

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