Kessler Institute ranked as fourth-best rehabilitation hospital in U.S.

Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation was again judged to be the top nationally ranked health care facility in the state, according to U.S. News & World Report.

The West Orange-based facility was not only recognized as the No. 1 rehabilitation hospital in New Jersey, but it was ranked No. 4 overall in the country.

The honor is one of the specialty rankings that is a part of the prestigious U.S. News hospital rankings.

(Morristown Medical Center was again voted the No. 1 acute care hospital in the state.)

U.S. News evaluated 799 hospitals that specialize in rehabilitation services, judging them on their care of patients recovering from events such as stroke, traumatic brain injuries and severe burns.

Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation President Sue Kida is grateful that the facility has been honored for 30 consecutive years.

“We are honored that Kessler continues to be recognized as one of the very best rehabilitation hospitals in the country,” she said. “This truly reflects our unwavering commitment to providing the highest quality of care and specialized treatment to individuals with catastrophic injuries and illnesses and helping them rebuild their lives.

“We are proud of our entire of team and the work they do each day … and inspired by our patients whose progress is the true marker of our success.”

Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, in collaboration with Kessler Foundation, is one of only seven federally designated Model Systems in the nation for the treatment and research of both traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury. The hospital provides that same level of innovative care to individuals with stroke, neurologic diseases, amputation, orthopedic trauma, cancer and cardiac recovery.

Kessler Institute has four hospital campuses, in West Orange, Saddle Brook, Chester and Marlton, and more than 100 outpatient Kessler Rehabilitation Center locations throughout the state.

Kessler is a part of Select Medical, which is one of the largest operators of critical illness recovery hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals, outpatient rehabilitation clinics and occupational health centers in the U.S., based on the number of facilities.

U.S. News uses a variety of measures such as scope of services, outcomes and quality/safety metrics, as well as reputational scores, to evaluate rehabilitation hospitals’ performance. For more information and to see full rankings, click here.