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Quality Outcomes Data

The Penn Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine is the inpatient rehabilitation unit licensed through the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and managed by Good Shepherd Penn Partners.

At the Penn Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine, we uphold a high level of quality and outcomes. We are accredited by The Joint Commission, which demonstrates how well we meet high standards for safety and quality. Penn Rehab also holds accreditations from the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for the following programs:

  • Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation Program
  • Stroke Rehabilitation Program
  • Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program
  • Amputee Rehabilitation Program
  • Spinal Cord System of Care

CARF is a voluntary additional level of accreditation that the Penn Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine upholds. This accreditation demonstrates our commitment to continuously improve service quality and to focus on the satisfaction of the persons we serve. Below is information about the clinical outcomes of our inpatient rehabilitation:

Patient Snapshot

  • In FY 2021, we cared for 1,291 patients.
  • Our patients ranged in age from 18 – 105.

Conditions Treated

Below you can see a snap shot of the type of conditions we serve. Like most other acute rehab hospitals, individuals who have had a stroke, orthopedic surgery or overall medically complex needs account for the majority of the patients served. Below is a graph showcasing the variety of medical conditions treated at the Penn Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine, and the percentage of patients treated. 

FY 2021

Medical ConditionPenn Institute for Rehabilitation MedicineRegion 
Stroke16%24.8%
Ortho5.6%6.7%
Brain Injury9.8%10.1%
Amputation3.3%3.1%
Spinal Cord Injury11.2%6%
Neurological7.2%7.3%

FY 2020

Medical ConditionPenn Institute for Rehabilitation MedicineRegion 
Stroke22.9%26.1%
Ortho3.4%6.7%
Brain Injury9.9%10.8%
Amputation7.5%3.1%
Spinal Cord Injury11.3%5.6%
Neurological2.7%7.6%