Allied Services Scranton Transitional Rehab Unit earns national recognition for patient care

Allied Services Scranton Transitional Rehab Unit earns national recognition for patient care

Pictured, left to right: Karen Kearney, MSW, Vice President of Inpatient Rehabilitation; Chris Fazzini, MHA, NHA, Administrator, Scranton Transitional Rehab Unit; Kyle Thomas, Occupational Therapist; Mia Gall, LPN. 

Allied Services Scranton Transitional Rehab Unit has been recognized as a 2022-23 Best Nursing Home by U.S. News & World Report. To be recognized as one of the 2022-2023 U.S. News Best Nursing Homes, a home must have been “High Performing” in short-term rehabilitation, long-term care, or both. 2,426 (16%) met those criteria out of the 15,178 nursing homes evaluated by U.S. News, of which 1,658 homes were High Performing in short-term rehabilitation, 1,103 homes were High Performing in long-term care and 335 were High Performing in both. 

Allied Services Scranton Transitional Rehab Unit earned the Best Nursing Homes title by achieving a rating of “High Performing,” the highest possible rating, for Short-Term Rehabilitation. Located within the non-profit Scranton Rehab Hospital, the facility and its care team routinely earn national recognition for patient care and patient outcomes. For example, 73.4% of patients discharged from the facility are able to return home in contrast to the much lower national average of 53.8% and the Pennsylvania average of 51.4%.

As a non-profit health system, we have made it a priority to give patients in our region access to the very best in clinical expertise and advanced rehab technology”commented Karen Kearney, MSW, Vice President of Inpatient Rehabilitation. This carries through to our Transitional Rehab Units where patients receive nationally-acclaimed short-term rehabilitation under the direction of our Nursing Home Administrators and our care teams.”

The Short-Term Rehabilitation rating was introduced in 2018 to provide patients with a clearer view of the quality of care provided by nursing homes to short-stay patients in need of intensive rehabilitation or nursing services before they return home after a surgery, stroke, accident or illness. The data used to evaluate these facilities come from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and include metrics of nurse staffing, patient outcomes, facility complaints, patient safety and rehabilitation therapy. Learn more here.

About Transitional Rehab

Transitional rehab emphasizes smooth and convenient transitions for patients admitted from home or hospital. Round-the-clock nursing and access to nationally-ranked rehab professionals and technology ensure the best patient outcomes for individuals in need of short-term rehabilitation following an injury, illness, or surgery. 

We have transitional rehab units at Allied Services Wilkes-Barre Rehab Hospital in Wilkes-Barre Township and at Allied Services Scranton Rehab Hospital in Scranton. Our transitional care units are situated within our top-ranked rehab hospitals in the United States. That means that our transitional patients have ready access to the most highly qualified therapists and nurses, the latest therapies and technologies, and safe accommodations. Learn more about transitional rehab here.