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MossRehab Recognized By U.S. News & World Report for 15th Year

July 14, 2008

For the fifteenth year, MossRehab of the Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, has been recognized as one of the nation’s leading rehabilitation facilities in the 19th annual U.S. News & World Report magazine survey of “America’s Best Hospitals.”

“We are honored that MossRehab is consistently recognized as one of the leading rehabilitation facilities in the country and one of the most frequently recognized in the state,” said Ruth Lefton, Chief Operating Officer, MossRehab. “The recognition affirms our commitment to serving people with temporary or permanent disabilities. It is a tribute to the expertise of our physicians and staffers, who are dedicated to helping patients achieve their highest possible level of independence. And it recognizes the role of the Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute in developing new technologies and procedures to advance the state of rehabilitation care.”

MossRehab offers a wide range of specialized services, including comprehensive programs for brain and spinal cord injury, stroke, amputation and orthopaedic conditions. In addition, MossRehab is one of only a few rehabilitation hospitals in the nation to be designated by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research as a Model System of Care for traumatic brain injury, and one of the few to have an internationally known research institute dedicated to the study of cognitive and mobility problems, and their rehabilitation.

U.S. News put 5,462 medical centers through progressively finer screens to create 16 specialty rankings. Just 173 hospitals made it into the rankings. Rehabilitation medicine was one of a few medical specialties ranked whose outcome was based solely on reputation. The survey, conducted by RTI International in Triangle Park, North Carolina, involved a sampling of board-certified physicians randomly selected from the American Medical Association’s database. The physicians were asked to list up to five hospitals they believe to be top in each specialty, without considering cost or location.

For complete survey information, see the magazine’s America’s Best Hospitals 2008 issue, which will be available on newsstands Monday, July 14th.

As part of Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, MossRehab has two main facilities — MossRehab at Elkins Park at 60 Township Line Road in Elkins Park, PA, and Moss Rehab at 1200 West Tabor Road in Philadelphia. It also operates inpatient units, outpatient sites and various community programs in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. For more information about MossRehab’s programs and services, call 1-800-EINSTEIN or visit www.mossrehab.com.

About Albert Einstein Healthcare Network

Albert Einstein Healthcare Network is a 1,200 bed integrated delivery network serving the communities of North Philadelphia and Montgomery County, PA. A founding member of the Jefferson Health System, Einstein combines the best of academic medicine and community service, employing nearly 7,000 people, and offering training programs for physician residents and fellows, nurses and other health professionals. The Network provides healthcare services through Albert Einstein Medical Center and Einstein at Elkins Park hospitals, its MossRehab and Belmont Behavioral Health divisions, Germantown Community Health Services, Willow Terrace (a nursing home), Willowcrest (a center for subacute care), outpatient facilities such as Center One and Einstein Neighborhood Healthcare, network of primary care and specialist practices throughout the community. For more information, visit www.einstein.edu or call 1-800-EINSTEIN.




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