Nationally Recognized Programs

For our first eligible year, our patient care efforts at Rehabilitation Hospital of Northwest Ohio have earned us national recognition as a healthcare leader, meaning that we provide the highest level of available care to our patients in our own community. We consider it a privilege to be able to offer high-level care and are honored to be a vital part of the community we serve.

Our nationally recognized programs include:

Top 10% in United States for Rehabilitative Care – It Matters!

Rehabilitation Hospital of Northwest Ohio ranked in the top 10 percent of inpatient rehabilitation facilities in the United States, in its first eligible year (2017).

The ranking is by the Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR), a not-for-profit corporation that was developed with support from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation research, a component of the U.S. Department of Education.

The UDSMR ranks rehabilitation facilities based upon care that is:

  1. Patient-Centered
  2. Effective
  3. Efficient
  4. Timely

This means that through services at Rehabilitation Hospital of Northwest Ohio, our patients are receiving the highest level of rehabilitative care available nationally without having to leave the area.

UDSMR, which administers the world’s largest medical rehabilitation database, provides common language and measurement tools to monitor patient results.

Through UDSMR, our hospital collaborates with peers throughout the United States to share information and establish best practices for patients. This helps us elevate rehabilitative care for everyone across the United States.

National Certification in Stroke Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation Hospital of Northwest Ohio is the first in Toledo and one of only a few in Ohio that has earned The Joint Commission’s national disease-specific certification in stroke rehabilitation.

Certification is voluntary and given after a rigorous on-site review of the hospital’s practices, programs, and outcomes in treating stroke patients. It is available only to acute care hospitals that are accredited by The Joint Commission.   

To get the most successful results for our patients, the hospital promotes family involvement, and provides patient and family education. We follow best practices and evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, resulting in: 

  • Quicker recovery times for patients
  • More patients being discharged to their homes
  • More physical and cognitive independence for patients

At the hospital, an interdisciplinary healthcare team works with patients and their family members to create individualized treatment plans so the patients can progress at their own ability levels. The rehabilitation team includes specially trained physicians, nurses, case managers, and occupational, speech, and physical therapists – among other medical professionals. Patients receive 24-rehabilitative nursing care and daily physician management.

All patients have access to private patient rooms and well-equipped therapy areas, including a 6,000-square-foot therapy gym, therapy pool, daily living suite, and a transitional suite to allow patients to practice at-home activities while still under the supervision of a healthcare professional. In addition, the hospital offers home evaluations to identify any necessary modifications that may need to be made to a patient’s house before leaving the hospital to ensure a safer return home.

National Certification in Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation Hospital of Northwest Ohio is the first in Toledo and one of only a few in Ohio that has earned The Joint Commission’s national disease-specific certification in brain injury rehabilitation. This certification signifies the hospital’s commitment to providing a higher standard of service for patients who have suffered brain injuries.

The certification was given after a rigorous on-site review by an expert evaluator of the hospital’s practices, programs and outcomes in treating the patients. The certification reflects our ongoing dedication to constantly improve our performance and therefore improve the lives of the patients we serve. Many of our team members have voluntarily earned advanced certifications to treat and mange adults with brain injuries.

Certification through The Joint Commission’s Disease Specific Care Programs is voluntary and available only to Joint Commission-accredited acute care hospitals. Certification requirements address three main areas:

  1. Compliance with consensus-based national standards
  2. Effective use of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to manage and optimize care
  3. Organized approach to performance measurement and improvement activities

At the hospital, an interdisciplinary healthcare team works with patients and their family members to create individualized treatment plans so the patients can progress at their own ability levels. The rehabilitation team includes specially trained physicians, nurses, case managers, and occupational, speech, and physical therapists – among other medical professionals. Patients receive 24-rehabilitative nursing care and daily physician management.

All patients have access to private patient rooms and well-equipped therapy areas, including a 6,000-square-foot therapy gym, therapy pool, daily living suite, and a transitional suite to allow patients to practice at-home activities while still under the supervision of a healthcare professional. In addition, the hospital offers home evaluations to identify any necessary modifications that may need to be made to a patient’s house before leaving the hospital to ensure a safer return home.