Introduction and Scope of Services

Our Vision: Rebuild lives with compassion and clinical excellence.

Our Mission: Combine the skills of our multi-disciplinary rehabilitation team to help our patients live the healthiest lives possible.

The Nuero Specialty Rehabilitation Unit, located on the 12th floor of the main tower of the Intermountain Medical Center, is a Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) accredited comprehensive integrated inpatient medical rehabilitation program. There has been no change to our scope of services from 2015 to 2016. 

We served 344 in 2015 compared to, 361 in 2016, an increase of 17 admissions. All our admissions must meet strict criteria defined by CMS. We have chose to specialize in those persons who have neurological disorders but have recently opened up our admissions to other disorders such as orthopedic injuries, depending upon bed availability. 

Cara Camiolo Reddy, MD is our new Medical Director. Davie Ryser, MD retired April 1, 2017. Nan Nicponski is the Operations Officer who oversees this program.

Performance Improvements

Clinical Outcomes: We achieved good improvement in "Total FIM Change". "FIM" is the acronym for Functional Independent Measure a standardized functional outcome tool used extensively in the rehabilitation industry. This is a measure of effectiveness. This improvement was even more significant when viewed in the context of a shorter average length of stay and a higher patient acuity as represented in the Case Mix Index. To see our clinical outcomes please click here.

This was due to an extensive training program implemented in the 4th quarter of 2016 in which the therapists taught the nursing staff how to carry over training received by the patients while in thier therapy sessions. We also implemented some collaborative training between the other rehab centers in the System.

Patient Satisfaction: This Key Indicator showed a significant gain over 2015 and is trending up over the last 3 years. The "Huddle Board" concept likely helped us achieve this improvement. Scores are posted on the Huddle Board and continually updated.

Patient Safety: Our fall rate increased from 2015 to 2016. This may have been in part due to the increase in patient acuity we experienced in our Center.