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MCMC's Inpatient Rehabilitation Ranked Top 10% in the Nation for a Second Year
- by Cassie Fossitt

Mecosta County Medical Center’s Inpatient Medical Rehabilitation Unit is pleased to announce that it ranked in the top 10 percent of inpatient rehabilitation facilities in the United States for facility performance for the second consecutive year.

CEO of Mecosta County Medical Center, Sam Daugherty, says the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at MCMC is no longer a well kept secret. “It is one of MCMC’s prized possessions and has restored hundreds of lives and given hope to families when it appeared all was lost. To be acknowledged for the second consecutive year as one of the top Rehab Units in the United States substantiates the quality of patient care our staff provides on a daily basis.”

Director of Inpatient Rehabilitation, Suzie Pierce, is honored by the award stating, “Successful patient outcomes are not based on the size of a facility. Great outcomes are a direct result of the patient’s will combined with a team approach from our experienced and dedicated staff. I do believe that by providing this specialty service outside of a metropolitan area, we are able to better serve our community and surrounding communities by being closer to home.”

UDS, the most widely used system for documenting the severity of patient disability and outcomes of medical rehabilitation, ranked 791 qualifying facilities throughout the nation. “We are pleased to present this award to Mecosta County Medical Center in recognition of the excellent care it provides to its patients,” said Maggie DiVita, Manager of the Analytical Services Group at UDSMR."

This is the sixth year that UDSMR has issued these awards. The PEM Report Card was developed as part of a proactive solution to the Institute of Medicine’s 2006 recommendation to Congress that every Medicare provider be reimbursed on a pay-for-performance basis. The data used for this report was based on 12 months of 2011 data, drawn from both Medicare and non-Medicare patients. The results were weighted and combined into a single composite score, and each facility was assigned a percentile rank from 0 to 100 relative to the other qualifying IRF subscribers in UDSMR’s database. The resultant distribution of the facility PEM scores for UDSMR’s IRF subscribers exhibited a normal distribution.

For more information about Mecosta County Medical Center’s Acute Rehabilitation Unit, call (231) 592-4454.

Mecosta County Medical Center
605 Oak Street, Big Rapids, Michigan 49307 (231) 796-8691