Achieving better patient outcomes than 90 percent of 830 similar facilities
nationwide has earned
North Oaks Rehabilitation Hospital recognition as a 2016 Top Performer from the
Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR) for the fifth time and third consecutive year. The hospital also earned
the Top Performer Award in 2015, 2014, 2011 and 2009.
North Oaks Rehabilitation Hospital patients were found to make greater
improvements faster, according to UDSMR 2015 data. The UDSMR looks at
how patients improve in activities like memory; caring for one’s
self; eating, bathing and dressing; toileting and bladder control; and
mobility, locomotion, navigating stairs and transfers (i.e., moving from
bed-to-chair, tub-to-shower and wheelchair-to-toilet).
In 2015, 508 patients received care at North Oaks Rehabilitation Hospital,
where they participated in an average of 4 hours of therapy each day of
their stay. Eighty-three to 95 percent of the patients achieved their
goal, and most were discharged from the hospital after an average stay
of 12 days.
Recent North Oaks Rehabilitation Hospital patient Joseph Baham of Independence,
Louisiana shares, “I was diagnosed with Guillain Barre Syndrome.
I thought I would never walk again. Through many prayers and the wonderful
therapists I was blessed with, now I’m on my feet going home in
half the time that anyone expected.”
“Our mission is to maximize functional independence for every patient
every time,” explains Sybil Paulson, the hospital’s Senior
Vice President/Administrator. “This honor is a testament to the
staff’s dedication to helping our patients achieve their quality
of life goals.”
Patients who may benefit from inpatient rehabilitation often have had a
stroke or other brain injury; surgery for joint replacement or other orthopaedic
or spinal cord injuries; or suffer from neurological disorders, arthritis
or other congenital conditions.
North Oaks Rehabilitation Hospital is anchored by an 8,000 square-foot
treatment area, featuring a kitchen and laundry area for patients to practice
daily living skills. The facility also contains a transitional living
apartment, therapeutic garden and aquatic center.
UDSMR is a not-for-profit organization affiliated with the University at
Buffalo, the state university of New York. Facilities from all over the
world use UDSMR’s measurement system to document how quickly and
how completely patients recover when they receive medical rehabilitation.
UDSMR provides the most comprehensive rehabilitation benchmarking data
in the industry and is the world’s largest database for medical
For more information, see the “Rehab Patients Celebrate Goals Achieved”
photo album at www.facebook.org/mynorthoaks or watch the “Welcome
to North Oaks Rehabilitation Hospital” video at www.youtube.com/mynorthoaks.
You also may call North Oaks Rehabilitation Hospital at (985) 230-2678
for more information.