Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Honored by US News and World Report America's Best Hospitals

BOSTON - Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital has again been recognized as one the top rehabilitation hospitals in the country, achieving a rank of #5 in the 2011 US News and World Report 'America's Best Hospitals' issue, achieving its highest score to date. Spaulding continues to be the only rehabilitation hospital in New England ranked each year since 1995.

'Spaulding's consistent recognition as a top rehabilitation hospital nationally is a direct reflection of the excellence in patient care, research and education that our staff contributes to Spaulding everyday. Their unwavering commitment has sustained a high standard of excellence each year while always striving for ways to improve the care we deliver,' said David E. Storto President Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.

Spaulding's ranking on the US News reputational survey has climbed steadily since its initial appearance in 1995, and Spaulding has placed in the top 10 each year since 2003. In addition to its national rankings, US News now ranks hospitals in 94 metropolitan areas across the country. These metropolitan area rankings include a combination of acute and specialty hospitals. Spaulding was included in the top 10 hospitals in the Boston Metro area, ranking #8 on the list. Spaulding was the only rehabilitation hospital recognized in the Boston Metro area.

'Spaulding's recognition is an honor and an acknowledgement of our growth as a not only as a leader in care but also as a leader in teaching and research. Our physicians, faculty and researchers who continue to expand our understanding of the biology of recovery will also fuel our continued growth,' Dr. Ross Zafonte, Vice President of Medical Services for Spaulding and the Chair of the Harvard Medical School Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Spaulding has maintained and improved upon its standard of excellence in healthcare along with fellow Partners HealthCare hospitals 2011 'Honor Roll' members Massachusetts General, Brigham and Women's, and highly ranked McLean Hospital, all perennial members on the 'Best Hospitals' list.

About the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital a 196-bed facility, located in Boston serves as main campus for the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network which includes Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Cape Cod, two long term care facilities Spaulding Hospital Cambridge and Spaulding Hospital North Shore and two skilled nursing facilities, as well as twenty three outpatient sites throughout the Greater Boston area. Spaulding is a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School as well as the official rehabilitation hospital of the New England Patriots. Spaulding is the only rehabilitation hospital in New England continually ranked since 1995 by U.S. News and World Report in its Best Hospitals survey with a #5 ranking in 2011. For more information, please visit www.spauldingrehab.org.

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