Mercy Rehab Hospital Ranked in Top 8 Percent Nationally

March 28, 2019

ST. LOUIS - Patients at Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital St. Louis have better outcomes with improved function 92 percent of the time compared to other free-standing rehabilitation hospitals, according to a Report Card from inpatient rehabilitation facilities Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR) in 2018.

Upon admission, patients and families work with caregivers at Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital to set rehab goals to reach in preparation to go home. Ranking in the top 8 percent of rehab centers highlights that patients are exceeding their goals in mobility, function, and activities of daily living to return to the community.  This recognition is a measure of quality care provided at Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital when ranked against other rehab facilities and is recognized as a Center of Excellence.

“Our purpose at Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital is to provide rehabilitative care to persons need utilizing a team approach. We work with people of all abilities to achieve their highest level of wellness and independence,” said Jerald Rumph, CEO of Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital St. Louis. “We recognize there are choices when it comes to rehabilitation facilities and the UDSMR ranking highlights excellence patients should expect when making this important choice.”


The 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 2018 data, drawn from both Medicare and non-Medicare patients.

In addition to this national recognition, Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital is CARF Accredited. 

“CARF accreditation highlights the dedication Mercy Rehabilitation has towards excellence.  It takes extraordinary commitment by our co-workers and physicians to be nationally recognized in rehabilitation programs such as stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputation and comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation services,” Rumph said.

Mercy is the only rehabilitation hospital in the area with all five CARF accreditations.

Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital St. Louis, a 82-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital, offers all-private rooms complete with televisions, telephones and wireless internet capabilities. In addition to caring for general rehabilitation diagnoses, Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital St. Louis specializes in inpatient programs for conditions of stroke, brain injury, orthopedic, cardio/pulmonary, amputations, spinal cord and neurological disorders. Other services offered include on-site dialysis treatment, respiratory care and wound care. For more information, click here.


About UDSMR: Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR) is a division of UB Foundation Activities Inc., a not-for-profit corporation affiliated with the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. Founded in 1988, UDSMR administers the world’s largest medical rehabilitation database, and its instruments provide the field with a common language and measurement tools for outcomes and functional assessment. CMS has adopted UDSMR’s FIM® instrument as the basis for the IRF PPS, and UDSMR provides exclusive training and support to the agency.