Highest Recognition from CARF
Both Rush Copley Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center have achieved accreditation from the Commission for Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
The Rush Approach to Physiatry
When you suffer a disabling injury or illness, recovery can be physically and emotionally challenging. The compassionate, highly skilled physiatrists (physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists) at Rush use their expertise and the most advanced technologies to restore your function to the highest possible level.
Rush physiatrists see patients both in the hospital and on an outpatient basis, evaluating and treating a wide range of conditions and illnesses in adults of all ages — including traumatic brain injury, stroke, neuromuscular disease, movement disorders, orthopedic and spine injuries, pelvic floor dysfunction and more. We address the unique rehab needs of children at our downtown campus.
Our physiatrists believe in treating the whole person, not just the medical condition. We take the time to understand not only your current physical condition, but your lifestyle, concerns, challenges and expectations.
Your physiatrist and other team members will work with you to set reasonable goals for improvement and develop a customized plan to help you achieve them. That may mean getting you back to your normal routine after surgery or an injury, finding solutions for chronic pain, improving your strength and balance, managing chronic health conditions or other interventions to give you a better quality of life.
Rush Excellence in Physiatry
- Highest level of accreditation: Both Rush University Medical Center and Rush Copley Medical Center are certified by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). This affirms that we have met CARF's extensive standards and are committed to continually enhancing the quality of our rehabilitation services and programs to benefit our patients.
- CMS recognition: Rush University Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital both received five stars from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) — the top rating — and Rush Copley Medical Center received four stars from CMS. Those ratings mean you can expect the highest quality care, most positive outcomes and best patient experience when you stay in our inpatient rehabilitation or skilled nursing units. Only 7% of U.S. hospitals have earned five stars.
- Orchestrating your rehabilitation: Physiatrists are the leaders of Rush's rehabilitation teams. When you get rehab services as an inpatient, your physiatrist will manage and coordinate all aspects of your care. This includes assembling your personal rehab team and communicating regularly with team members to make sure you're getting the services and support you need every step of the way.
- Specialized care: Many Rush physiatrists also have specialized training and are part of multidisciplinary teams, working together with other providers to deliver the highest level of comprehensive care for complex issues. Our physiatrists' specialties include spine and back care, pelvic floor dysfunction, brain injury, lymphedema, muscular dystrophy, Parkinson's disease and Rett syndrome, among others.
- Satisfied patients: At Rush, we believe the most important member of your rehab care team is you. We go above and beyond to make sure that you not only receive the best care, but that you feel supported and heard every step of the way. Our commitment to our patients shows — with patient satisfaction scores for rehabilitation above 90% for all three Rush hospitals.